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  • Hong Kong stocks flat in choppy trade as China shares take breather

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed during a choppy, range-bound trading session on Tuesday morning, with gains for technology companies countered by sluggish Chinese stocks. A gauge of mainland equities slipped from 1

    June 27, 2017 03:11 pm JST
  • Minxin Pei

    China struggles with Hong Kong dilemma

    When China commemorates the 20th anniversary of the return of the former British colony to Chinese rule on July 1, Beijing will undoubtedly declare that, contrary to dire predictions, Hong Kong has thrived, and that the "one country, two systems" mo

    June 27, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • New York displaced Hong Kong as top IPO hub in 1H

    HONG KONG -- Even as the initial public offering drought suffered by the rest of the world receded, Hong Kong lost its crown as the world's top destination for first-time share sales in the first half, according to accounting firm Ernst & Young.New

    June 26, 2017 10:04 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks climb most in a week as BOC, casinos advance

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks advanced the most in a week as flows chasing mainland Chinese equities higher keep sentiment well supported.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.8% to 25,871.99, heading closer to 26,000 after failing to stay abo

    June 26, 2017 07:39 pm JST
  • Michel Lowy

    Asian high-yield debt market will be tested

    Asian high-yield bonds have performed strongly over the past year, shaking off concern over defaults and expectations of higher U.S. interest rates.Many had thought that higher rates and a strengthening global economy would trigger an exodus of fund

    June 26, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Tycoon Stanley Ho's retirement lifts Shun Tak shares

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Hong Kong conglomerate Shun Tak Holdings were trading robustly on Monday, at one point climbing 1.86% from Friday's close to 3.83 Hong Kong dollars.After Friday's market close, the Macau-based group -- whose businesses range f

    June 26, 2017 04:11 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks climb as China markets extend MSCI-driven gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks edged higher Monday on optimism MSCI's decision to include China's yuan-denominated shares into its benchmark indexes will continue to buoy demand for the nation's equities.The Hang Seng Index increased

    June 26, 2017 02:28 pm JST
  • China risk has DBS rethinking mainland exposure

    HONG KONG -- Like its peers here, the Hong Kong arm of Singapore's DBS Group Holdings has reaped increasing benefits from its mainland China-related business in the past several years. However, Hong Kong banks' rising reliance on the second largest

    June 26, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Asia gets tough on shady business dealings

    TOKYO -- From the Philippines to Hong Kong to India, Asian governments are trying to boost economic development by cracking down on cartels, bid rigging and other anti-competitive business practices.In March, the Hong Kong Competition Commission too

    June 25, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • China's President Xi to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover

    BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong from June 29 to July 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the Asian financial hub from British colonial rule to the mainland, the state-run Xinhua news age

    June 25, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho steps down as Shun Tak Holdings' chairman

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Stanley Ho, Macau gambling king and one of Asia's richest men, has stepped down as chairman of Hong Kong conglomerate Shun Tak Holdings Ltd, with his daughter Pansy Ho taking over the position.The elder Ho, 95, who founded Shu

    June 24, 2017 09:41 pm JST
  • PanaHome faces lawsuit as Panasonic plans full takeover

    OSAKA -- A Hong Kong hedge fund has threatened to sue over a plan to make PanaHome a 100% owned subsidiary of parent Panasonic, saying the takeover harms the interests of minority shareholders, according to an investor in the Japanese developer.A me

    June 24, 2017 05:41 am JST
  • China industrial park operator tumbles on Tesla deal denial

    HONG KONG -- Shanghai Lingang Holdings plunged Friday after denying reports that American electric-car maker Tesla plans to build a factory in an industrial park run by the company.The free trade zone operator's Shanghai-listed shares went limit-dow

    June 23, 2017 11:53 pm JST
  • Carlyle chief sees attraction of youthful China

    HONG KONG - China remains an alluring place to invest, despite slowing economic growth, according to David Rubenstein, co-founder & co-chief executive officer of U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group."China is a spectacular place to invest," he sai

    June 23, 2017 09:16 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks trail China A-shares' weekly gains after MSCI inclusion

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks eked out a sixth weekly advance in seven weeks on the back of gains for Tencent Holdings and Hengan International Group, although they couldn't keep up with domestic Chinese equities after MSCI said it

    June 23, 2017 08:11 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flatten in cautious trade amid overseas deal scrutiny

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks wavered in cautious trading Friday, with extended losses for mainland equities weighing on sentiment as investors considered news Chinese lenders had been asked to look into risks stemming from overseas

    June 23, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Weibo shares tumble on China internet crackdown

    HONG KONG/TOKYO -- Weibo shares tumbled in New York on Thursday on news that Chinese authorities have imposed a video-streaming ban on the social network and two other internet platforms.Weibo, often called China's Twitter, is one of the most popula

    June 23, 2017 01:32 pm JST
  • Respect the national anthem or else, Chinese bill says

    BEIJING -- China's parliament is considering a ban on ill-intended parodies of its national anthem, a move likely aimed at enforcing patriotism before the Communist Party's National Congress this autumn.Chinese media report that under the proposed l

    June 23, 2017 06:18 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares lose gains as China stocks retreat with Wanda in focus

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares gave up early gains to end little changed Thursday, tracking an afternoon selloff on mainland Chinese bourses. Chinese conglomerates in Hong Kong and small-cap companies in Shenzhen were among the notab

    June 22, 2017 07:55 pm JST
  • Jeff Bezos 'super optimistic' about paid-for journalism

    TURIN, Italy -- There was a time when printing a newspaper was a lucrative business. Large media organizations would invest in huge printing facilities and open overseas bureaus, making it difficult for newcomers without capital to compete. Those da

    June 22, 2017 06:13 pm JST