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  • Chinese theme parks dominate top 20 in Asia-Pacific ranking

    SINGAPORE -- Amusement/theme parks are booming in China as competition between domestic and international operators provides a wide range of options closer to home than before, according to a report prepared by the Themed Entertainment Association a

    June 15, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • South Korea ready to use stabilization fund if yields spike excessively

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea will reactivate its crisis-period market stabilization fund if bond yields spike excessively in the wake of the latest increase in U.S. interest rates, a senior official at South Korea's financial regulator said on Thu

    June 15, 2017 04:38 pm JST
  • Asian stocks slide as Fed ready to cut stimulus, raise rates again in 2017

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a widely-expected rate increase and signaled there could be another hike to borrowing costs this year.The U.S. central bank on Wednesd

    June 15, 2017 02:44 pm 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
  • Regional luminaries push back against protectionism

    Protectionist and anti-globalist attitudes are taking root in the U.S. and Europe. So how should Asian countries -- which have built their economies through trade -- respond? This was the pressing question at Nikkei's 23rd International Conference o

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Indonesia's Kalla: TPP has lost its 'allure' without US

    Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president said in an interview."The allure of the TPP for Indonesia was the fact that the U.S.

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia bracing for Japan's wild 'Donki' discount stores

    TOKYO Not your typical beast, Japanese discount emporium Don Quijote, popularly known as "Donki," is set to be turned loose in Southeast Asia. Don Quijote Holdings, which operates the chain of raucous, neon-lit stores brimming with goods, has select

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korean stock pickers react to Moon's administration

    SEOUL Shares in Hanmi Science and LG Display have soared in the month since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, while SK Innovation and Korea Electric Power, or Kepco, have seen their stock tumble, illustrating the wide dispari

    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
  • Nikkei Asia300 is on a roll, with a few notable exceptions

    HONG KONG The earnings picture for the Nikkei Asia300 had a number of standouts, among them Indian companies providing consumer goods and IT services, along with Apple's major Taiwanese suppliers and Chinese internet conglomerates. But a few sectors

    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
  • Monocle's guide to the Seoul sartorial scene

    SEOUL Like any healthy sartorial scene, Seoul has something for everyone: high-end fashion, niche Japanese brands, handmade European shoes, fast fashion and streetwear. There are department stores, concept shops, tiny independent boutiques and auste

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Peter S. Kim

    Refusal to engage with North Korea risks nuclear terrorism

    Moon Jae-in, the newly elected president of South Korea, takes over at a time when the geopolitical risks surrounding the Korean Peninsula have never been higher. U.S. President Donald Trump has set off a chain of events by suggesting the possibilit

    June 15, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Lotte founder Shin Kyuk-ho set to step down as director

    TOKYO -- Shin Kyuk-ho, known as Takeo Shigemitsu in Japan, the 94-year-old founder of Lotte group, is expected to retire as a director of Japan-based Lotte Holdings, effectively ending his involvement in management after stepping down as director of

    June 15, 2017 07:18 am JST
  • AIIB to host meeting in South Korea's Jeju island

    SEOUL -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will host its second annual meeting in the South Korean resort island Jeju over the weekend, as the Beijing-led organization seeks to expand its role and leadership beyond China.About 2,500 participa

    June 14, 2017 09:14 pm JST
  • Sony's second OLED TV attempt could be game changer

    TOKYO -- Sony has released a new organic light-emitting diode television for home use -- seven years after it retreated from the market.With the TV market in Japan expected to rebound on replacement demand in 2017, analysts believe this could be the

    June 14, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Juzhong Zhuang

    Responding to income inequality in Asia

    The news on inequality is both good and bad. While global income disparity has narrowed significantly over recent decades thanks to robust economic growth in many low- and middle-income economies, gaps within countries have widened significantly.In

    June 14, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Japan sounds out China, South Korea on July summit

    TOKYO -- Japan has proposed hosting a trilateral summit with China and South Korea in late July, a meeting that could provide a chance to discuss a tougher response to North Korea's nuclear and missile development.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    June 14, 2017 06:49 am JST
  • Struggling Hyundai, Kia launch new lines and poach talent

    SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors are launching new ranges as well as replacing executives in key markets, hoping for a recovery from their long slump.Hyundai Motor unveiled Tuesday its new sports utility vehicle, Kona, as part of

    June 13, 2017 09:13 pm JST