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  • Japan's Suzuki targets 3,000 dealerships in India

    TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor aims to increase its Indian dealerships by around 50% to 3,000 by the early 2020s, with a focus on rural areas, as the automaker boosts vehicle production to strengthen its foothold in a market that provides about half the comp

    June 16, 2017 02:02 am JST
  • BP, Reliance aim to reign upstream and downstream in India

    MUMBAI -- Reliance Industries and British oil major BP are broadening their partnership to keep up with India's unquenchable thirst for fuel.The companies on Thursday said they will invest a total of $6 billion to develop a trio of projects over the

    June 16, 2017 01:47 am JST
  • India shares fall on profit taking after hawkish Fed policy review

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Indian shares fell on Thursday as investors took profits after the U.S. central bank raised rates and chalked out a plan for further tightening.The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 0.3% or 80.18 points to 31,075.73, its lowest levels s

    June 15, 2017 09:26 pm JST
  • Saudi Aramco wants exclusive talks with India for stake in refinery: minister

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Saudi Aramco is interested in holding exclusive talks with India to take a stake in a $40-billion refinery complex that is coming up on the country's western coast, a development that comes as the oil giant grapples with an oil

    June 15, 2017 07:37 pm JST
  • Swarming visitors are a boon and a bane for an Asian Shangri-La

    I enjoy my travels to Bhutan. The country's capital, Thimphu, reminds me of my school days in Kalimpong, a town in West Bengal that has since fallen victim to development. But am I also starting to see the same thing in Thimphu? Its streets are now

    June 15, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • AIIB future rests on shedding Beijing influence

    TOKYO -- The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will hold its second annual general meeting between June 16-18 on South Korea's Jeju Island. The bank, which has stuck to careful driving in its first year, looks ready to gain speed in yea

    June 15, 2017 02:19 pm JST
  • Ryuichi Kaga

    Asia faces challenges attracting infrastructure investment

    Asia just doesn't seem to have enough money to pay its infrastructure bills. And as demand for infrastructure development soars, governments are looking to the private sector for funding, but are having a tough time finding takers.Infrastructure inv

    June 15, 2017 01:55 pm JST
  • India charges up the ranks of Asia300 companies

    MUMBAI -- It's India's time to shine, according to a Nikkei analysis of some 300 major Asian listed companies outside Japan.Although Largan Precision, a Taiwanese maker of optical lenses, topped the ranking of performance by companies in the Nikkei

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Top 100 companies in Asia300 ranking of power performers

    RankCompany nameCountry/regionSectorIndexed based on top company as 1001Largan PrecisionTaiwanElectronic parts100.02HCL TechnologiesIndiaInformation technology95.43Zee Entertainment EnterprisesIndiaEntertainment95.34Tata Consultancy ServicesIndiaInf

    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
  • India charges up the ranks of Asia300 companies

    MUMBAI It's India's time to shine, according to a Nikkei analysis of some 300 major Asian listed companies outside Japan.Although Largan Precision, a Taiwanese maker of optical lenses, topped the ranking of performance by companies in the Nikkei Asi

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Chinese companies pile on debt as others battle high rates

    HONG KONG The two biggest engines boosting economic growth in Asia, China and India, also have the most indebted companies in the region. They helped push the total borrowing of the 300-plus companies in Nikkei's Asia300 list to $1.51 trillion last

    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
  • The SCO welcomes rivals into its fold

    ASTANA/TOKYO India and Pakistan have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as the bloc's first new members in its 16-year history. But while the addition brings the SCO a new level of international relevance, it may also invite internal uphea

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan and China tussle over Asian ports

    TOKYO Japan and China are snapping up rights in key Asian ports as they vie for control over a shipping route that is crucial to both their nations' interests.Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, a Cambodian port operator, floated 25% of its shares on the

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Swarming visitors are a boon and a bane for an Asian Shangri-La

    I enjoy my travels to Bhutan. The country's capital, Thimphu, reminds me of my school days in Kalimpong, a town in West Bengal that has since fallen victim to development. But am I also starting to see the same thing in Thimphu? Its streets are now

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Italy's Piaggio rolls out new minitruck in India

    MUMBAI -- Italy's Piaggio Group has added a new midrange minitruck to its Indian offerings, aiming to expand its reach in what has become a critical market.The Porter 700 light commercial vehicle, featuring a maximum payload of 700kg, went on sale W

    June 15, 2017 12:42 am JST
  • Wistron says smartphones to be waterproof, have wireless charging this year

    TAIPEI -- iPhone assembler Wistron, a smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Pegatron, on Wednesday said that upcoming smartphones are to incorporate a waterproof function and wireless charging. It said this in answer to a question regardin

    June 15, 2017 12:36 am JST
  • The SCO welcomes rivals into its fold

    ASTANA/TOKYO -- India and Pakistan have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as the bloc's first new members in its 16-year history. But while the addition brings the SCO a new level of international relevance, it may also invite internal up

    June 14, 2017 11:51 pm JST
  • Indian retailers launch discount bonanza before tax change

    NEW DELHI -- Across India, retailers are slashing prices of everything from electronic gadgets to home furnishings by as much 90% before a new tax regime takes effect on July 1.Croma, one of the country's largest electronics chains and owned by Tata

    June 14, 2017 11:13 pm JST