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  • Analyst sees Hong Kong stocks tumbling up to 60% in 2014

    HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong stock market has gotten off to a somewhat rocky New Year's start, with the Hang Seng Index rising only slightly Tuesday morning after significant drops Friday and Monday. Market expert Leung Bing Yiu at Corporate Broke

    January 8, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • China to resume IPOs with long queue of eager firms

    HONG KONG -- More than 300 companies may list on mainland Chinese stock exchanges in 2014 after regulators end a roughly 14-month freeze on initial public offerings this month. The China Securities Regulatory Commission has already given 10-plus

    January 7, 2014 04:00 pm JST
  • Mitsubishi Heavy wins 2nd order for new Macau transit system

    TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order for an additional 48 train cars for Macau's new mass-transit system scheduled to begin operating in 2015. The Macau government is building the 21km line between the airport on Taipa Isla

    January 7, 2014 03:47 am JST
  • East Asian companies taking to bond finance

    MANILA -- Corporate bond issuance is on the rise in East Asia, gaining prominence as a fundraising method in some of the region's fast-growing economies. Notably, many Asian companies turning to the bond market to finance growth are in domestic-

    January 1, 2014 03:03 am JST
  • Alibaba conspicuously absent as public offerings boom in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG -- A surge in listings this year has catapulted the Hong Kong stock exchange into second place among global markets in terms of IPO fund procurement, a recent survey indicates. Despite the strong performance, investors were left with dashe

    December 26, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong: the intoxicating property market that never sleeps

    Take a small island just off the coast of China and add 7 million inhabitants with a propensity to trade property, a robust legal system and a thriving business community. Toss in short commercial leases, a cohort of property "tycoons," monetary sti

    December 26, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong: the intoxicating property market that never sleeps

    Take a small island just off the coast of China and add 7 million inhabitants with a propensity to trade property, a robust legal system and a thriving business community. Toss in short commercial leases, a cohort of property "tycoons," monetary sti

    December 26, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Raising global children is, naturally, a global challenge

    NEW YORK -- Despite its international stature and diversity, the U.S. has paradoxically been called one of the world's most insular nations when it comes to traveling abroad or learning a second language. Its sheer size -- the largest economy, t

    December 26, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Signs of a Japanese product renaissance emerge

    TOKYO -- It seems a long time ago that the must-have items for households worldwide were built in Japanese factories. But there are signs that the nation's companies are again making products that have the potential to become global hits. Sturdy

    December 24, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • All sold out at Ikea: "anti-government" stuffed animals

    HONG KONG -- A stuffed animal designed and sold by Ikea of Sweden has flown off store shelves in Hong Kong, where it has become a mouthy anti-government symbol. The animal is a wolf dressed in a red-and-white checked shirt and bluejeans. It

    December 23, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Macau casino hopes Japanese come to see their Olympic hero box

    TOKYO -- Olympic gold medalist boxer Ryota Murata is aiming to steal the global spotlight again, this time as a professional. The Japanese middleweight will attempt to do it in the city that has snatched the title of world's biggest gambling center

    December 23, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • LPG fuels bull run of China's NewOcean Energy

    HONG KONG -- Shares in NewOcean Energy Holdings have risen strongly on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently, as the market cheers the company's announcement that it plans to expand its core liquefied petroleum gas business. On Tuesday, the stoc

    December 20, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Third time lucky? Investors keeping distance from China Everbright Bank listing

    HONG KONG -- China Everbright Bank will be newly listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing on Friday. The Chinese midtier bank is expected to raise about 20 billion Hong Kong dollars (US$2.58 billion), topping the HK$18.46 bil

    December 19, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Asia looks steady, not spectacular in 2014

    It’s that time of the year: a good point for a little introspection. Overall, 2013 brought its share of surprises, both ups and downs. But markets are signing off in a relatively cheery mood and investors are expecting better news ahead. Plenty

    December 19, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia looks steady, not spectacular in 2014

    It’s that time of the year: a good point for a little introspection. Overall, 2013 brought its share of surprises, both ups and downs. But markets are signing off in a relatively cheery mood and investors are expecting better news ahead. Plenty

    December 19, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong-listed mainland stocks seen strengthening

    HONG KONG -- The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, composed of 40 mainland Chinese issues listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is performing steadily, in line with the Chinese economy and expectations the government will press ahead with economi

    December 19, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Despite rise, yuan still global minnow

    HONG KONG -- With the yuan reaching a 20-year high against the dollar, the rise in the Chinese currency's value and importance can seem inexorable. SWIFT, a global financial information exchange network, reported Dec. 3 that the yuan, also known

    December 19, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Google ditches Hong Kong data center plan

    HONG KONG -- Google has scrapped a plan to build a data center in Hong Kong, saying it fears future expansion in the densely packed city would be too tall an order. As Internet use surges in Asia, there is a growing need for large-scale data cen

    December 12, 2013 11:16 am JST
  • Asian students still ace world rankings

    TOKYO -- The OECD's latest international student assessment shows that Asia continues to have some of the highest scoring students in the world when it comes to reading, mathematics and science. Students in Shanghai topped all three rankings, wh

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Skepticism remains about Cinda's business

    HONG KONG -- Prior to the listing on the Hong Kong market on Dec. 12, investors' response to China Cinda Asset Management has been generally positive. The initial public offering is expected to bring roughly 19 billion Hong Kong dollars ($2.45 billi

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST