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  • Honda's business jet spreads wings to Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- Honda Motor will begin selling its business jet in several Southeast Asian markets to capitalize on the region's economic growth, the Japanese automaker said Monday.Honda tapped Thai Aerospace Services as its first-ever HondaJet dealer in S

    May 23, 2017 12:02 am JST
  • 16 Asia-Pacific nations agree to conclude free trade talks soon

    HANOI (Kyodo) -- Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Monday in Hanoi to conclude a regional free trade deal swiftly, with their joint statement expressing their hope to strike a deal by the end of this year, which falls in the "milestone

    May 22, 2017 11:11 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia digital consumer market to hit $50bn in 2017: report

    SINGAPORE -- An increasing number of Southeast Asian people are relying on digital means to purchase products and services, helping the region's internet economy to balloon to more than $50 billion, according to a report by Bain & Co.The management

    May 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Top Glove's acquisitions seen to boost China access

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's Top Glove Corp plans to acquire two plants for a total 39 million ringgit ($9.06 million) in a deal that analysts said will give the world's largest rubber glove producer greater access to China.While the c

    May 22, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' make show of unity, but members remain far apart

    HANOI -- The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership showed some level of unity in a statement Sunday, but the outlook for a "TPP 11" version of the trade pact after the U.S. ditched the deal looks hazy amid gaps on some issues.Ministers

    May 22, 2017 02:40 am JST
  • Company in focus

    Hong Kong's MTR is praised abroad for efficiency, but criticized at home

    HONG KONG -- MTR has been venturing abroad long before the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.But it was not until recently that the monopoly operator of Hong Kong's profitable metro system said it wante

    May 21, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' ministers in discord ahead of Sunday meeting

    HANOI -- Ministers from the 11 remaining TPP countries will sit down together here on Sunday to discuss implementing the trade deal without the U.S.But events on Saturday showed they remain at odds.There is a major sticking point. Japan wants the jo

    May 21, 2017 01:45 am JST
  • Asia-Pacific meeting puts Trump's trade turmoil center stage

    HANOI (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's new trade representative held his first face-to-face meetings with some key partners on Saturday as the United States charts an "America First" policy that has upended the old global order and sparked

    May 20, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Mattis: North Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution."W

    May 20, 2017 04:45 am JST
  • Malaysia's economy grows at fastest pace in 2 years in Q1

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's economy grew at a 5.6% annual pace in the January to March quarter, supported by private-sector spending and exports, the central bank said Friday.That beat the median forecast for 4.8% growth by economists in a poll condu

    May 19, 2017 11:25 pm JST
  • IHH Healthcare's net profit nearly doubles on divestment gain

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - IHH Healthcare, Asia's largest listed hospital operator by market value, cautioned of rising costs after its first quarter net profit nearly doubled on year, helped by one-off gain from partial sale of a non-core asse

    May 19, 2017 11:04 pm JST
  • Cambodia names business school after AirAsia's Fernandes

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Tony Fernandes, group chief executive of budget carrier AirAsia, is known for naming jets after other people, branding them with their pictures. In the past, former Manchester United footballer Park Ji-sung, and more recently Anaz Ta

    May 19, 2017 09:42 pm JST
  • Beyond udon -- Japanese chain winding its way to success

    TOKYO -- Takaya Awata, the 55-year-old founder of Japan's Toridoll Holdings, has a dream. He wants to make his company one of the world's biggest restaurant groups. But the operator of Japan's largest udon chain doesn't plan on doing that with the t

    May 19, 2017 04:15 pm JST
  • Malaysia GDP grows 5.6% on year in Q1, fastest pace in 2 years

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- Malaysia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 5.6 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the highest in two years as private expenditure and exports drove recovery, central bank data showed on Friday.Growth w

    May 19, 2017 01:24 pm JST
  • TPP ministers head to Vietnam to debate pact's fate

    TOKYO -- Negotiators and ministers from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are set to begin deciding the future of the trade pact without the U.S.Nobuteru Ishihara, Japan's economic revitalization minister, spoke with reporters on Friday morning be

    May 19, 2017 12:50 pm JST
  • Rakuten-Kenanga partner in Malaysian online stock trading

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten made its first foray into online stock trading in Malaysia on Thursday, hoping to capture 30% of the market share in three years.Rakuten Trade, a 50-50 joint venture between Rakuten Securities and

    May 18, 2017 11:20 pm JST
  • Malaysia's iflix sets its sights on emerging-market eyeballs

    Mark Britt, the Australian co-founder and chief executive of iflix, is clear about his company's focus: emerging markets and their vast, barely tapped opportunity. "We are passionate [about the] billion people who will have smartphones for the first

    May 18, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Companies in focus: Homegrown services give Asia the online video it really wants

    BALI, Indonesia Asian TV has long been known for its rice-porridge programming. Public broadcasters reigned over the region, and their shows rarely deviated from the monotonous.As internet connectivity improved, though, online video services blossom

    May 18, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Bandar Malaysia development rebooted after China deal fails

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Wednesday a new management team to revive the stalled Bandar Malaysia development after a deal with a Chinese-led consortium collapsed. Irwan Serigar Abdullah, a top finance ministry official,

    May 18, 2017 12:50 am JST
  • Malaysia's April inflation rate eases, firms rate pause expectation

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's consumer prices rose at a slower-than-expected pace in April, bolstering expectations that the central bank will likely keep the key policy interest rate steady through 2017, after annual inflation rate sur

    May 17, 2017 07:00 pm JST