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  • Malaysia stocks tumble after mega property deal scrapped, Singapore shares fall

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian stocks suffered the worst fall in three months on Thursday as termination of a $1.7 billion infrastructure deal between a state fund and a consortium backed by a Chinese partner raised concerns the move could

    May 4, 2017 08:10 pm JST
  • Armed with data, IT companies are transforming health care

    TOKYO Health care as we know it is unsustainable. Hospitals and clinics will not be able to handle the inevitable rise in the number of elderly patients. A technological transformation is vital to free up doctors to concentrate on emergencies and ne

    May 4, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Armed with data, IT companies are transforming health care

    TOKYO Health care as we know it is unsustainable. Hospitals and clinics will not be able to handle the inevitable rise in the number of elderly patients. A technological transformation is vital to free up doctors to concentrate on emergencies and ne

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asia plays catch-up in dealing with graying populations

    KUALA LUMPUR Southeast Asia wants to defy Father Time. As its populations age and workforces start their inevitable decline, the region is counting on high-tech remedies to try and turn back the clock, or at least slow it down.According to a recent

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • AI gives medical research a shot in the arm

    TOKYO "Beyond the pill" is becoming a popular catch phrase among executives at major U.S. and European drug makers, and for good reason.Having developed drugs for lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as antibioti

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The case for a truly international Asian infrastructure summit

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank are widely seen as competitors in shaping a new world order. The former, sponsored by China, has already outstripped the membership of the latter, backed by Japan and the U.S. B

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ADB chief sees 'even bigger role' for multilateral lenders

    MANILA Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao sees three key ways in which the institution has paved the way for the region's economic emergence. He sat down with The Nikkei to talk about the lender's five-decade track record and what the f

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector capital

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn: Global disruptions test a soul-searching ASEAN

    The slogan of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for 2017 -- "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World" -- is telling. It suggests that after 50 years of existence, the group will continue to do what it has always done best: soul-searching.

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asian summit statement packs less of a punch on China

    MANILA The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is celebrating 50 years of togetherness this year, but the focus at its latest summit was how the bloc would handle an issue that divides its members: territorial friction with Beijing in the South C

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • New Pacific trade pact goes against the protectionist tide

    AUCKLAND With international trade deals around the world breaking down, a new pact among 14 Pacific nations offers hope of progress even if its impact is likely to be mostly symbolic.Australia, New Zealand and 12 smaller island nations are to sign t

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Singapore PMI rises to 52.6 in April

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Singapore Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 52.6 in April from 52.2 in March, hitting the highest reading in five months. April's growth was supported by expansions in output and new orders.A reading above 50 indicates

    May 4, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • StarHub profit down 21.3% on higher costs, lower grants

    SINGAPORE --StarHub, Singapore's No. 2 telecommunications company, posted a net profit of 73.1 million Singapore dollars ($52.4 million) for the first quarter ended March, down 21.3% from a year ago, mainly due to higher operating expenses and lower

    May 3, 2017 11:20 pm JST
  • Japan gears up for Malaysia-Singapore rail tender

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Japan is stepping up its efforts ahead of a tender for the proposed 350 km high-speed rail linking Malaysia's capital to Singapore.With a track record in high-speed rail, known as the Shinkansen system, Japanese public and private se

    May 3, 2017 11:15 pm JST
  • Sembcorp CEO to review existing businesses

    SINGAPORE -- Conglomerate Sembcorp Industries will undertake a complete strategic review of its businesses, including its core offshore marine operation, the company's new president and CEO Neil McGregor said Wednesday."All options are on the table

    May 3, 2017 10:45 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher as investors await Fed decision

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Wednesday, helped by a fall in U.S. bond yields ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.The Nikkei Asia300 Index, a benchmark gauge of 316 influential companies in the regio

    May 3, 2017 08:17 pm JST
  • Singapore shares extend gain on DBS rally; Malaysia stocks fall

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose to a new 21-month high on Wednesday, helped by a rally in DBS Group Holdings as brokerages raised their target price for the stock after the city-state's largest bank posted better-than-expected ea

    May 3, 2017 07:31 pm JST
  • Singapore office market to revive as supply eases, Hong Kong firms show interest

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) - Singapore's market for office properties could be poised for a turnaround with the optimistic pricing in some recent deals suggesting owners are positioning for higher rents in the near future.Data from official and priv

    May 3, 2017 06:38 pm JST
  • ADB to launch infrastructure project referee program

    MANILA -- The Asian Development Bank plans to start a program to mediate conflicts between public and private sector entities in Asia's infrastructure developments. The bank will announce the program at its annual meeting, which starts Thursday in Y

    May 3, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    TOKYO -- Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector

    May 3, 2017 01:00 pm JST