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  • China reaches for climate leadership mantle

    TOKYO/HONG KONG -- The day after the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, Beijing expressed its willingness to step in and champion the cause.The Chinese government "attaches high importance" to the climate change issue, Foreig

    June 2, 2017 10:09 pm JST
  • Sibling rivalry heats up inside Hyundai Motor Group

    SEOUL -- Sales for Kia Motors in South Korea's domestic passenger vehicle market outnumbered those of its bigger affiliate Hyundai Motor, triggering sibling rivalry in the world's fifth-largest automaker, company data showed Friday.Kia sold 141,469

    June 2, 2017 09:29 pm JST
  • US laptop ban in Asia would affect 51,000 passengers daily - report

    SINGAPORE -- More than 51,000 passengers on 179 flights between Asia and the U.S. every day may be impacted if the Trump administration extends a ban of large electronic devices on flights, according to a report issued on Thursday. The possible move

    June 2, 2017 03:42 pm JST
  • South Korean retailers challenged at home and abroad

    SEOUL -- Shinsegae Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin is a popular figure on social networks, boasting 125,000 followers on Instagram. The 48-year-old heir apparent of the South Korean retail group regularly posts photos on social media of his daughter an

    June 2, 2017 11:35 am JST
  • Chinese automakers launch a global offensive via emerging Asia

    BANGKOK -- To get an idea of just how dramatically Asia's auto industry is changing, one need only look at Southeast Asia and India, where Chinese newcomers are looking to make inroads even as traditional heavyweights bow out.Take the recent surpris

    June 1, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Company in focus: Kepco struggles to go green

    SEOUL/JEJU, South Korea Around 20 wind turbines spin at the Sinchang Wind Power Complex, off the western coast of Jeju, a popular resort island in South Korea.The turbines, run by a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power, better known as Kepco, are part

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • India is an automakers' paradise -- for foreign players

    MUMBAI India boasts the world's fifth-largest auto market and a rapidly growing economy. While this should be a blessing for local carmakers, they are instead struggling to fend off intense competition from foreign rivals.Tata Motors, India's larges

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Emerging markets and high-tech drive auto industry change

    TOKYO The global automobile market is changing, with old industry models being junked as manufacturers open their doors to new technologies and ways of doing business.Toyota Motor, one of the more conservative majors, is aware of this trend and alte

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China, India and the global auto industry's transformation

    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's acquisition of a 49.9% stake in Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings from DRB-Hicom is unlikely to trigger an immediate change in the Southeast Asian market overall. Japanese automakers, particularly Toyota Motor, hold

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Chinese automakers launch a global offensive via emerging Asia

    BANGKOK To get an idea of just how dramatically Asia's auto industry is changing, one need only look at Southeast Asia and India, where Chinese newcomers are looking to make inroads even as traditional heavyweights bow out.Take the recent surprise o

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea manufacturing PMI down to 49.2 in May

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, dropped to 49.2 in May from 49.4 in April.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction. May's data marked the tenth co

    June 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • South Korea's E-mart plans exit from China

    SEOUL -- Top South Korean supermarket chain E-mart will withdraw from China, the vice chair of the company's parent said Wednesday, due to mounting losses amid souring relations between the two nations over the deployment of an anti-missile system.E

    June 1, 2017 06:07 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300's movement depends on growth, stability, U.S.

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index has been rising recently. The reason is that investment capital has been flowing into Asian markets from around the world in pursuit of growth and yields. However, money can be capricious. Fear of a risk can quickly

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia 300 Index marks six months with 17% rise

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index, tracing some 300 of Asia's must-watch listed companies, marked its first six months on Thursday with a 17% gain since its debut.The Nikkei Asia300 Index stood at 1229.14 on May 31, while the index started at 1052.9

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index reflects Asian companies' growing momentum

    The Nikkei Asia300 Index is a composite stock index comprising over 300 of Asia's most influential listed companies, allowing users to grasp overall stock trends in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and six Southeast Asian countries.In ad

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Smartphone-, consumption-related stocks show well in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    TOKYO -- Smartphone-related companies are hot. So too are South Korean and Indian companies. At least that is what the Nikkei Asia300 Index shows when we look at the price movements of its components as well as the moves by country or region.That sh

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • India now more dynamic than China, indexes suggest

    If regional stock indexes are any indication, India is now more dynamic than China. The Nikkei Asia300 Index for India on May 30 showed a gain of 21.6% from December, when The Nikkei launched the Nikkei Asia300 Index to track the share prices of the

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Mixed picture for Asian industrial production

    TOKYO -- Economic data released on Wednesday shows a contrasting picture for Asian industrial production, with Japan and China putting out upbeat figures and South Korea and Thailand logging declines. Japan's industrial production index for April cl

    May 31, 2017 05:19 pm JST
  • South Korean parliament approves Moon's pick for prime minister

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's parliament approved President Moon Jae-in's selection of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister on Wednesday, backing the former lawmaker and governor of South Jeolla Province to become the first confirmed cabinet nominee und

    May 31, 2017 04:49 pm JST
  • South Korean smelters snapping up used batteries from Japan

    TOKYO -- Secondary smelters in South Korea are racing to import old car and motorcycle batteries from Japan for their pricey lead before stricter regulations on hazardous-waste disposal take effect here Thursday.A wave of used batteries from Japan h

    May 31, 2017 04:12 pm JST