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  • Singapore's Goh: Japan should usher China into Pacific trade pact

    It is up to Japan and China to drive free trade and economic integration in Asia, and they have to do it "in tandem, not as rivals," said Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's former prime minister. On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, specifically, Goh called on

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia bracing for Japan's wild 'Donki' discount stores

    TOKYO Not your typical beast, Japanese discount emporium Don Quijote, popularly known as "Donki," is set to be turned loose in Southeast Asia. Don Quijote Holdings, which operates the chain of raucous, neon-lit stores brimming with goods, has select

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • About the Asia300 ranking of power performers

    The Nikkei Asian Review has analyzed the growth, profitability, efficiency and financial soundness of the companies in the Asia300 list, based on their earnings for the most recent fiscal year. A company's power ranking is a comprehensive assessment

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian shares outshine their advanced-economy peers

    TOKYO The Nikkei Asia300 Index, which tracks 300 high-profile Asian companies, recorded a 17% gain since its debut six months ago.The index stood at 1052.97 when it first started on December 1, 2016. After slumping briefly out of the gate, it shot u

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Malaysian shares rise on US cues, developers hurt Singapore ahead of Fed

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares rose on Wednesday after U.S. stocks climbed to record highs overnight. Developers in Singapore dragged the Straits Times Index lower of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting outcome.The Dow Jones In

    June 14, 2017 09:59 pm JST
  • Singapore prime minister in open feud with siblings

    SINGAPORE -- A bitter -- and highly public -- feud is raging between the children of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, with the late leader's two youngest children accusing their older brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, of abusing his

    June 14, 2017 09:07 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher amid caution ahead of Fed

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) - Asian stocks outside of Japan eked out small gains on Wednesday, shrugging off an overnight rebound on Wall Street, as investors braced for a near-certain rate increase in the U.S.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.1% or 1

    June 14, 2017 08:34 pm JST
  • Economists lift Singapore's full-year growth forecast to 2.5%: central bank poll

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Private-sector economists have raised their annual growth estimate for Singapore yet again, following a better-than-expected showing by the economy in the first three months of 2017 and the strength in manufacturing, in

    June 14, 2017 05:59 pm JST
  • Juzhong Zhuang

    Responding to income inequality in Asia

    The news on inequality is both good and bad. While global income disparity has narrowed significantly over recent decades thanks to robust economic growth in many low- and middle-income economies, gaps within countries have widened significantly.In

    June 14, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Uber, Grab in damage-control mode after rape, other incidents

    TOKYO -- Ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies and Grab are rushing to deal with fallout from rape incidents involving their drivers, among other problems.U.S. company Uber reportedly fired Eric Alexander, president of its Asian operations, after

    June 14, 2017 10:17 am JST
  • Japan to help ASEAN chill out in food distribution

    TOKYO -- Japan's transport ministry will assist in the development of refrigerated-distribution networks in Southeast Asia to enable the region to meet growing demand for fresh foods, ultimately enhancing opportunities for Japanese businesses.Transp

    June 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Noble's woes raise specter of commodities meltdown

    TOKYO -- Once the shining star of Asia's commodities market, Noble Group is now facing trouble on all sides with a net loss for the January-March quarter, a stock price plunge, massive debt and harsh credit ratings downgrades.The Hong Kong-based, Si

    June 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Technology rebound helps Nikkei Asia300 index higher

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in technology stocks even as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy review.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.1% or 1.9 points t

    June 13, 2017 08:24 pm JST
  • Lenders boost Singapore shares ahead of Fed meeting, Malaysian stocks slip

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose on Tuesday as banking stocks advanced ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's near-certain rate increase. Malaysian shares edged lower as Kuala Lumpur opened after a holiday on Monday.Singapore's FTSE

    June 13, 2017 07:44 pm JST
  • Asia ex-Japan stocks to continue to outperform developed markets, says Fidelity

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) - Stocks in Asia outside of Japan can continue to rally in coming months as economic conditions in the region are improving while valuations remain attractive relative to developed markets, according to a senior executive

    June 13, 2017 07:19 pm JST
  • Technology stocks drag Nikkei Asia300 Index after Wall Street selloff

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell on Monday, led by losses in in technology stocks after their U.S. peers slumped on Friday.The Nikkei Asia300 Index shed 0.9% or 10.7 points to 1,240.41. Tencent Holdings fell 2.5% in Hong Kong, Samsung

    June 12, 2017 08:51 pm JST
  • Singapore shares slip as US technology selloff spreads

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares edged lower on Monday as sentiment in Asia took a hit after a selloff in U.S. technology stocks prompted a decline their regional peers.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.9%, with technology stocks pacing

    June 12, 2017 08:38 pm JST
  • Singapore retail sales show surprise rebound in April as e-commerce gains ground

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Retail sales in Singapore staged a surprise rebound in April even as online spending continued to grow, signaling improving consumer sentiment in a recovering economy.Data released by the Department of Statistics on Mon

    June 12, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    ASEAN adjusting to a less-participatory US

    TOKYO -- The 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia, organized by Nikkei Inc., held here earlier this week, focused on Asia's new landscape, one in which the U.S.'s presence is weakening.An unusually strong sense of tension prevailed am

    June 10, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Asian stocks cap off weekly advance overlooking UK election surprise

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) - Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday to cap off a weekly advance as investors shrugged off U.K. general election results that pointed toward a hung parliament.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% or 2.7 points to 1,2

    June 9, 2017 08:14 pm JST