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  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE -- Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief

    April 27, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Building Asia's capital markets

    Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present huge potential

    The economies of South and Southeast Asia are all in their own unique stages of development, and each capital market faces a different set of challenges. A common theme, however, is that new business opportunities are cropping up across the region.

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Building Asia's capital markets

    New frontiers, new opportunities

    Introduction: Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present huge potentialFor the second year in a row, the Nikkei Asian Review and The Banker, a Financial Times Group publication, have teamed up to produce a special report looking at the state

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Building Asia's capital markets

    Malaysia maps out the future of Islamic finance

    Malaysia is a global hub for Islamic finance, in terms of government and regulatory support and market innovation. But some participants argue the market's development beyond the country's borders has not been as rapid as hoped. A new Islamic fund a

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • If US won't lead on trade, China will: Ex-US trade rep

    TOKYO America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves the door open for China to set the agenda in Asia-Pacific trade, warns former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.Now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relation

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief mi

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The long and frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    SINGAPORE It was a punch in the gut for Jenesis (Shenzhen) when the U.S. called it quits on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Just like that, the contract electronics manufacturer's very raison d'etre was thrown into question.Jenesis, which supplies el

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present unique opportunities

    The economies of South and Southeast Asia are all in their own unique stages of development, and each capital market faces a different set of challenges. A common theme, however, is that new business opportunities are cropping up across the region.

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Malaysia maps out the future of Islamic finance

    Malaysia is a global hub for Islamic finance, in terms of government and regulatory support and market innovation. But some participants argue the market's development beyond the country's borders has not been as rapid as hoped. A new Islamic fund a

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN countries at impasse on North Korea

    MANILA -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations members are reportedly at odds over how to address mounting international controversies over North Korea at an upcoming summit after the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother

    April 27, 2017 05:20 am JST
  • Astro boosting regional content through media partnerships

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Astro Malaysia Holdings, the country's largest pay-TV operator, is increasing partnerships with regional production houses to improve content standards and market presence.Astro, which reaches over 70% of Malaysian households with te

    April 27, 2017 12:40 am JST
  • Petronas Chemicals flags uncertainty in pricing amid soft demand

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Petronas Chemicals Group, the petrochemical arm of Malaysia's national oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional, or Petronas, cautioned that product prices will remain uncertain this year despite recent gains amid soft glo

    April 26, 2017 09:49 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks gain on real estate, banking rally,Malaysia shares hit 2-year high

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose for the fifth day on Wednesday, helped by a rally in real estate and banking stocks. Equities in Malaysia, tracking overnight gains in Wall Street, climbed to fresh two-year highs.U.S. stocks gaine

    April 26, 2017 07:38 pm JST
  • ASEAN easing stance on China's maritime encroachment

    MANILA -- As leaders of Southeast Asian nations prepare to meet for an annual summit starting Wednesday, their collective stance against China's territorial ambitions appears to have grown markedly softer, reflecting delicate balancing acts by count

    April 25, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Yusen Logistics building halal warehouse in Thailand

    BANGKOK -- Japan's Yusen Logistics will build a warehouse that complies with Islamic law in Thailand as early as this month, aiming to capture transport demand in Southeast Asian countries with large Muslim populations such as Indonesia and Malaysia

    April 25, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • 1MDB to pay Abu Dhabi sovereign fund $1.2bn

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad announced Monday it had reached a settlement with its Abu Dhabi counterpart over a dispute regarding interest payments on two bonds worth $3.5 billion.In a filing with the London Sto

    April 24, 2017 11:49 pm JST
  • Nippon Express seizes chance in halal food transport

    TOKYO -- Nippon Express is expanding transportation services that meet Islamic dietary rules, anticipating steady growth in demand in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.The logistics company has acquired halal certification for distribution centers in Toky

    April 24, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn

    Pence puts Trump administration on right foot with ASEAN

    During his week-long trip to four major Asia-Pacific countries, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a strong message of a continued U.S. security commitment to the region and a firm stance on trade issues in line with U.S. President Donald Trum

    April 23, 2017 06:10 pm JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Is your job robot-ready?

    TOKYO -- Robots are making people redundant, and you may be next.Once a flight of fancy, we are now in an age where workers of all stripes, including professionals and white-collar workers, could be on the receiving end of pink slips thanks to robot

    April 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Malaysian palm oil price sinks to 8-month low

    TOKYO/HONG KONG -- An expectation of rising palm oil production has pushed down the price of the commodity to an eight-month low. As favorable weather conditions in major export countries are anticipated to continue, analysts foresee that the downwa

    April 21, 2017 07:40 pm JST