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  • With the TPP in peril, the future of Asian trade grows dimmer

    LIMA, Peru Hopes for saving the Trans-Pacific Partnership are fading, now that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his campaign pledge to withdraw from the trade accord.On the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Disillusioned with the U.S., APEC looks to China for leadership

    SINGAPORE Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo wore a slightly puzzled expression as he sat down with the Nikkei Asian Review in his district office on Nov. 14, one day before flying to Peru to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.Ci

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • The 'Trump factor' shakes up the markets

    TOKYO Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election may have woken a sleeping dog as far as the markets are concerned.The U.S. is in the midst of a typical risk appetite period in the form of rises in the dollar, stocks and inter

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • A retrospective of Lydia Okumura's artistic odyssey

    NEW YORK Lydia Okumura grew up around midcentury Sao Paulo as the daughter of Japanese laborers who had moved to Brazil to work in the coffee trade. It was an entirely different world from the multimedia artist's current studio in New York's smart U

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Xi takes center stage at APEC summit as US fades into background

    LIMA -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit illustrated a power balance that has been turned on its head over the last year, with a once-isolated China filling the vacuum left by an increasingly isolationist-leaning U.S.Chinese President Xi

    November 24, 2016 07:00 am JST
  • Trump pullout sets TPP adrift

    TOKYO -- Free trade took a big step backward with President-elect Donald Trump's declaration Monday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a move carrying serious economic and military implications.Abandoning the TPP topped

    November 23, 2016 06:45 am JST
  • With Asia trade at crossroads, China makes pitch

    LIMA, Peru -- As the prospect of a comprehensive trade deal for the Asia-Pacific region recedes amid signs of a U.S. tilt toward protectionism, China is moving to fill the void with its own trade accord.Donald Trump's victory Nov. 8 in the U.S. pres

    November 22, 2016 05:15 am JST
  • TPP nations grapple with Trump threat as China sees opening

    LIMA, Peru -- With U.S. President-elect Donald Trump threatening to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, member nations are scrambling to find a way forward even as China tries to expand its influence in America's absence.U.S. President Barack Obama,

    November 21, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Trump clobbers emerging market currencies

    SINGAPORE -- Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election is battering the Mexican peso, Turkish lira and other emerging market currencies.Once it became clear who the next U.S. president would be, investors dumped U.S. Treasurys for sto

    November 20, 2016 01:00 am JST
  • Japan to take China, Thailand off reduced-tariff list

    TOKYO -- Japan will remove five countries, including China and Thailand, from a preferential tariff framework in light of their economic development, a move that could be regarded with suspicion in a time of growing protectionism.The generalized sys

    November 18, 2016 06:47 am JST
  • The newcomer's to-do list

    TOKYO President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise of making America great again, and now the man who wielded Twitter to a winning advantage will have to add details to his #MAGA approach to economic competitiveness.The Trans-Pacific Partn

    November 17, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Top Glove chases growth through innovation

    The world's largest natural rubber glove maker will step up its innovation to better cope with rising competition.Lim Wee Chai, founder and executive chairman of Malaysia's Top Glove, made the comment in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on

    November 17, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Japan wary of trade pact without US

    TOKYO -- With President-elect Donald Trump threatening to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Japan will likely be forced to retool its trade strategy, such as settling for a framework that excludes the world's largest economy. Japan

    November 16, 2016 04:15 am JST
  • Global Management Forum

    Innovation will make Top Glove even bigger, says founder

    TOKYO -- The world's largest natural rubber glove maker will step up its innovation to better cope with rising competition.Lim Wee Chai, founder and executive chairman of Malaysia's Top Glove, made the comment in an interview with the Nikkei Asian R

    November 15, 2016 02:38 pm JST
  • Interview

    So long, Pax Americana, you've been Trumped

    NEW YORK -- Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential race has brought the world some anxiety as it tries to gauge what American foreign policy will look like. So far, views are split on whether, and to what extent, the president-elec

    November 13, 2016 07:00 am JST
  • A TPP without the US? It's being suggested

    WASHINGTON -- As a multilateral Pacific free trade deal now seems distant due to political developments in the U.S., some officials have suggested forging a fresh pact without the country.To take effect, the Trans-Pacific Partnership must be ratifie

    November 13, 2016 12:20 am JST
  • Money fleeing emerging markets on Trump win

    TOKYO -- Investor money is moving from emerging markets to the U.S. amid a jump in long-term interest rates and stocks stemming from speculation as to how American policies might change under President-elect Donald Trump.As Trump's "America first" c

    November 12, 2016 03:20 am JST
  • Taiwan to avoid sensitive China issues, woo ASEAN members at APEC

    TAIPEI -- While Taiwan's representative to the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is expected to run into Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the high-level multilateral meetings in Peru, he will keep his agenda light and not engage in a

    November 11, 2016 08:48 pm JST
  • Trump win buoys infrastructure, defense shares in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- Donald Trump's victory in the American presidential election is boosting infrastructure and defense stocks here while weighing down shares with heavy exposure to Mexico.Trump has said the U.S. should rebuild its infrastructure with $1 trill

    November 11, 2016 06:39 am JST
  • Construction, materials shares rise on Trump victory

    HONG KONG -- Construction and materials stocks in the greater China region rallied on Thursday as growth in infrastructure investment is expected from Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win.China State Construction International Holdings, a s

    November 10, 2016 03:16 pm JST