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  • Building Asia's capital markets

    New frontiers, new opportunities

    Introduction: Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present huge potentialFor the second year in a row, the Nikkei Asian Review and The Banker, a Financial Times Group publication, have teamed up to produce a special report looking at the state

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Building Asia's capital markets

    Indonesian watchdog looks to broaden the local bond market

    One of the key objectives for Indonesia's financial supervisory authority is to expand the local bond market. Dominated by government bond paper, the local currency bond sector has yet to become a platform for strong corporate issuance. As of Februa

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • If US won't lead on trade, China will: Ex-US trade rep

    TOKYO America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves the door open for China to set the agenda in Asia-Pacific trade, warns former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.Now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relation

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief mi

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The long and frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    SINGAPORE It was a punch in the gut for Jenesis (Shenzhen) when the U.S. called it quits on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Just like that, the contract electronics manufacturer's very raison d'etre was thrown into question.Jenesis, which supplies el

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present unique opportunities

    The economies of South and Southeast Asia are all in their own unique stages of development, and each capital market faces a different set of challenges. A common theme, however, is that new business opportunities are cropping up across the region.

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Indonesian watchdog looks to broaden the local bond market

    One of the key objectives for Indonesia's financial supervisory authority is to expand the local bond market. Dominated by government bond paper, the local currency bond sector has yet to become a platform for strong corporate issuance. As of Februa

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Widodo's support erodes as economy sags, infrastructure projects stall

    JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has completed the first half of his five-year term that began in October 2014.The country's first head of state from neither the establishment nor the military, Widodo, who is popularly known as "Jokowi," has

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump's No. 2 brings an olive branch to Asia

    TOKYO During his roughly weeklong tour of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia in late April, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stressed to his hosts that the U.S. was not shifting its strategy in the Asia-Pacific region under its new president,

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Muslim rival beats Christian incumbent in Jakarta governor poll

    JAKARTA Anies Baswedan, a former education minister backed by conservative Muslim groups and the main opposition party, won the runoff election for Jakarta governor on April 19 with a comfortable lead over incumbent Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.The e

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Widodo's support erodes as economy sags, infrastructure projects stall

    JAKARTA -- Halfway into his five-year term, Indonesian President Joko Widodo -- who stormed into office as an outsider vowing to narrow the rich-poor divide and bring the country’s sagging infrastructure into the 21st century -- has a mixed report c

    April 27, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • ASEAN countries at impasse on North Korea

    MANILA -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations members are reportedly at odds over how to address mounting international controversies over North Korea at an upcoming summit after the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother

    April 27, 2017 05:20 am JST
  • Astro boosting regional content through media partnerships

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Astro Malaysia Holdings, the country's largest pay-TV operator, is increasing partnerships with regional production houses to improve content standards and market presence.Astro, which reaches over 70% of Malaysian households with te

    April 27, 2017 12:40 am JST
  • Trump's No. 2 brings an olive branch to Asia

    TOKYO -- During his roughly weeklong tour of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia in late April, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stressed to his hosts that the U.S. was not shifting its strategy in the Asia-Pacific region under its new preside

    April 26, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Nissan bets on Mitsubishi vehicles to lift Southeast Asian sales

    JAKARTA -- As part of efforts to boost its lagging sales in Southeast Asia, Nissan Motor will deepen ties with Mitsubishi Motors through such steps as rolling out each other's vehicles.Mitsubishi Motors on Tuesday held an opening ceremony for a plan

    April 26, 2017 06:20 am JST
  • Indonesia revives probe into Asian-crisis bailout loans

    JAKARTA -- The Indonesian anti-graft agency said it has stepped up investigations into suspected embezzlement of loans disbursed by the central bank to nearly 50 lenders in the wake of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.The Corruption Erad

    April 26, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • JGC building huge modular LNG plant in the Arctic

    TOKYO -- A fleet of ships is en route to the Russian Arctic, loaded with materials for construction of a huge liquefied natural gas plant on the Yamal Peninsula by JGC, a leading Japanese engineering corporation.As the fleet makes its way from more

    April 25, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN easing stance on China's maritime encroachment

    MANILA -- As leaders of Southeast Asian nations prepare to meet for an annual summit starting Wednesday, their collective stance against China's territorial ambitions appears to have grown markedly softer, reflecting delicate balancing acts by count

    April 25, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan to team up on Southeast Asian distribution

    JAKARTA -- Mitsubishi Motors plans to begin merging distribution operations in Southeast Asia with those of controlling shareholder Nissan Motor, reducing transport costs for parts and vehicles in a show of group synergy.The duo will join forces in

    April 25, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Yusen Logistics building halal warehouse in Thailand

    BANGKOK -- Japan's Yusen Logistics will build a warehouse that complies with Islamic law in Thailand as early as this month, aiming to capture transport demand in Southeast Asian countries with large Muslim populations such as Indonesia and Malaysia

    April 25, 2017 02:00 am JST