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  • Singapore stocks gain, Malaysian shares fall as US borrowing costs rises

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Singapore posted marginal gains while Malaysian stocks edged lower on Monday as a rise in the dollar and U.S. borrowing costs held back investors.The dollar index and U.S. bond yields rose Friday after a mixed

    April 10, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Effissimo raises stake in Toshiba

    TOKYO -- Singapore-based Effissimo Capital Management increased its stake in Toshiba by 1.7 percentage points to 9.84% as of the end of March, according to a regulatory filing submitted to Japanese authorities on Friday.Effissimo, an investment fund

    April 8, 2017 02:18 am JST
  • ASEAN-Japan Innovation Network formed to create new linkages

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Private business groups from Southeast Asia and Japan sealed a new alliance on Friday in Tokyo to promote economic cross-pollination.The ASEAN Business Club, a group of top companies in Southeast Asia, signed a memorandum of cooperat

    April 7, 2017 11:55 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after US strikes Syria

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell on Friday as investor nerves were rattled after the U.S. carried out a missile strike on Syria following a deadly chemical attack in the nation's rebel-held area.The Nikkei Asia300 Index slipped 0.4% o

    April 7, 2017 08:35 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysian shares little changed as US strike on Syria dents risk appetite

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares ended little changed on Friday as a U.S. missile strike on Syria hurt investors' risk appetite, boosting demand for safe-haven assets. Malaysia shares recovered from losses to edge higher, helped by dem

    April 7, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Singapore realizing LNG hub dreams as trading houses file in

    TOKYO/SINGAPORE -- More Japanese trading houses and international resource developers are using Singapore as a hub for Asian liquefied natural gas operations, a concrete sign that the city-state's efforts to lead LNG trading and distribution are pay

    April 7, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • The internet poised to dethrone TV as ad king

    PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Television's reign as the dominant advertising medium appears near its end, as sellers increasingly reach out to consumers through mobile devices.The rise of smartphones provides a tailwind for spending on internet ads, which is e

    April 7, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Expedia may accelerate hiring engineers outside US, says CEO

    SINGAPORE -- U.S. President Donald Trump's tighter limits on work visas for engineers from overseas could push Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, to hire more aggressively outside of the U.S., according to the company's chief."To the

    April 7, 2017 12:10 am JST
  • CEO pay at Singapore's DBS, OCBC, UOB shrank last year as profits fell

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- The choppy Singapore economy ate into the pay checks of some of the city-state's best paid chief executives last year.Based on annual reports filed over the past two weeks, the CEOs of Singapore's three banking giants s

    April 6, 2017 10:19 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips on Fed minutes, China-US meeting nerves

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday amid concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon consider shrinking its balance sheet, and as caution ahead of a key meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents kept investors on the sidelines

    April 6, 2017 08:25 pm JST
  • ASEAN workers 'compromising digital security'

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian workers are compromising security by using personal devices for work, making organizations in the region highly susceptible to cyber threats externally and internally, said VMware, a company specializing in cloud infrast

    April 6, 2017 08:05 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks fall as Fed minutes spook investors

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysian shares fell Thursday, tracking U.S. markets, after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed the authority may start paring its $4.5 trillion balance sheet this year.The Nikkei A

    April 6, 2017 07:38 pm JST
  • Asian growth seen slowing to 5.7% in 2017: ADB

    MANILA -- Asia will not grow as fast this year due to policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, the Manila-based lender projects growth for

    April 6, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Multinationals in Asia: Dyson's whirlwind of ambition centers on Asia

    SINGAPORE Dyson, known for its bagless vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, wants to develop, make and sell a lot more products in Asia.It didn't take long for the home appliance maker, founded in 1993, to become a household name. Its cord-free model

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia Inc. muddles through Brexit uncertainty

    TOKYO As the U.K. embarks on at least two years of negotiations to extricate itself from the European Union, Asian companies are weighing up the likely impact of Brexit on everything from banking to steelmaking. For many, the picture is not a promis

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Michael Vatikiotis: ASEAN shows its age as it turns 50

    As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations celebrates its 50th anniversary, the complexity of the internal and external environment is severely testing its approach to cooperative security that rests, above all, on preserving the sovereignty of e

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hedge funds suffer money exodus

    TOKYO -- Once wielding powerful influence on global financial markets, hedge funds are losing customers as more investors shun their high fees amid poor returns.Hedge funds tracked by Eurekahedge saw fund outflows of $60.7 billion by the end of Febr

    April 6, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Chinese companies buoy Nikkei Asia300 Index

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan crept up as Chinese companies gained after Beijing announced plans for a new economic zone.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.5% or 6.1 points to 1,179.69. The country index for China surged 1

    April 5, 2017 09:18 pm JST
  • Lenders, mobile operators weigh on Singapore shares, Malaysia slips

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares slipped on Wednesday, weighed down by moderate losses in telecom operators and as falling U.S. bond yields hurt lenders. Malaysian shares also edged lower.The day's subdued trading came after stocks on

    April 5, 2017 08:15 pm JST
  • Singapore's Changi Airport joins Fukuoka bid consortium

    FUKUOKA -- Singapore's Changi Airport Group will join the consortium bidding for the operating rights to the international airport in Fukuoka, southern Japan, The Nikkei learned Wednesday.Along with Changi Airport, trading house Mitsubishi Corp. wil

    April 5, 2017 01:30 pm JST