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  • Look around, there's a lot of fashion in Asia

    Walk the boulevards of any big Asian city on a weekend and you're bound to notice something: There is some pretty awesome fashion sharing your sidewalk. Tokyo might still be Asia's style capital, but these days the whole region has caught the cool b

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Obama's rebalancing act earns respect but the TPP talks go nowhere

    MANILA -- U.S. President Barack Obama heads home having earned a measure of credibility for his administration's goal of rebalancing American foreign policy toward Asia. But he leaves a major piece of unfinished business -- the Trans-Pacific Partner

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Fast-fashion emporium H&M proves its commitment to fresh selections

    TOKYO -- Swedish fast-fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz is known for pushing the limits. Founded in 1947, it now operates 3,200 stores in 54 countries. What sets the company apart is its habit of making sure there are new items in its shops every d

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Look around, there's a lot of fashion in Asia

    Walk the boulevards of any big Asian city on a weekend and you're bound to notice something: There is some pretty awesome fashion sharing your sidewalk. Tokyo might still be Asia's style capital, but these days the whole region has caught the cool b

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • The original Uniqlo DNA has gone a long way

    TOKYO -- Uniqlo opened its first overseas store in Britain in 2001. More shops followed. Now it appears that the nature of the overseas openings that lie ahead will be vastly different from those that have already come. The chain is at a point w

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • East Asia plans huge currency pact

    TOKYO -- Japan, China, South Korea and the 10 Asean countries will create a system that makes it easier for businesses and banks to procure funds in all 13 national currencies. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the 13 countries wil

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Philippines' Alliance Global Group posts 13% profit rise in 2013

    MANILA -- Philippine conglomerate Alliance Global Group (AGI) logged a 13% year-on-year profit increase to 23.1 billion pesos ($519 million) in 2013, buoyed by stronger performances at its subsidiaries. Net income attributable to equity holders

    April 30, 2014 03:00 pm JST
  • Philippine casino operator Bloomberry logs 1st profit in 1Q

    MANILA -- Bloomberry Resorts said in a stock exchange filing that it logged a profit of 1.46 billion pesos ($33 million) in the January-March quarter, the casino operator's first time in the black since opening early last year. The company recor

    April 30, 2014 11:55 am JST
  • Obama shores up security ties in Asia

    MANILA -- U.S. President Barack Obama heads home having earned a measure of credibility for his administration's goal of rebalancing American foreign policy toward Asia. But he leaves a major piece of unfinished business -- the Trans-Pacific Partner

    April 30, 2014 03:53 am JST
  • China's shadow drives Philippines closer to US

    MANILA -- While U.S. President Barack Obama insists that a new defense pact with the Philippines is not directed against China, the island nation's maritime troubles with its northern neighbor have prompted it to essentially call in the American nav

    April 29, 2014 05:35 am JST
  • Manila Electric's 1Q profit holds flat

    MANILA -- Manila Electric, the Philippines' largest power distributor, saw its profit remain unchanged last quarter, with a rise in the number of customers offset by a decline in its distribution rate. The company said in a stock exchange filing

    April 28, 2014 06:40 pm JST
  • Drink giant Asahi stepping up Southeast Asian push

    TOKYO -- Asahi Group Holdings will open factories in Thailand and Indonesia while also securing a foothold in Vietnam as it moves to fortify its Southeast Asian operations, a market where Japanese beverage producers have lagged behind locals and Wes

    April 28, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Car ads reflect budding motorization in Philippines

    MANILA -- Government stability is leading to higher incomes in the Philippines, which in turn is enabling more people to buy cars. Sometime around March, prominent ads for fast food and mobile phones covering the walls of an underground walkway

    April 28, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Asean, Japan, China, South Korea to ease access to local currencies

    TOKYO -- Japan, China, South Korea and 10 Southeast Asian countries will join together to create a system to make it easier for private enterprises and banks to procure funds in local currencies when doing business in these countries. Finance mi

    April 27, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • South Korea's STS Semiconductor unit eyes IPO in Manila

    MANILA -- The Philippine unit of South Korea's STS Semiconductor & Telecommunications plans to raise around 2.15 billion pesos ($48 million) through an initial public offering. According to its preliminary prospectus filed with the Philippine Se

    April 25, 2014 03:10 pm JST
  • Australia, Philippines scrambling to boost air forces

    SYDNEY/MANILA -- Australia and the Philippines are scrambling to boost their air forces in a bid to counter China's increasingly aggressive maritime advances into the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announ

    April 25, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Philippine banker BDO expanding, gearing up for Asean integration

    MANILA -- BDO Unibank, the Philippines' largest lender, has embarked on a campaign of expansion as it prepares for tougher competition when the Southeast Asian economy integrates next year. In the meantime, the bank remains on the lookout for acquis

    April 24, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Without action today, Asia's future will be a dry one

    Asia is the world's largest and most economically dynamic continent. But it is also the driest, and its future may depend on how well it deals with what a U.N. panel on climate change is calling a growing risk of drought-related water and food short

    April 24, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Chinese eye methane hydrate reserves in South China Sea

    BEIJING -- In a move that could further fuel tensions in the South China Sea, China will step up exploration for methane hydrate, which is drawing attention as a future source of energy. Research last summer led to the discovery of a high-purity

    April 24, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Philippine conglomerate lives larger with 'lifestyle malls'

    MANILA -- The Philippines' richest family has built one of Southeast Asia's biggest property conglomerates: SM Prime Holdings. Now the group is launching an expansion drive that includes shopping malls that are practically mini-metropolises. At the

    April 24, 2014 12:00 am JST