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  • Hong Kong shares fall as Trump anxiety saps risk appetite

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed lower for a second day as reports of interference by U.S. President Donald Trump with a federal investigation raised concerns that his economic agenda may be eclipsed.The Hang Seng Index had fall

    May 17, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares snap six-day rally as China banks, AAC slip

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares halted a six-day winning streak on Tuesday as some investors considered market valuations to have risen too much too fast, with Chinese banks and AAC Technologies Holdings leading declines.The Hang Seng

    May 16, 2017 07:21 pm JST
  • Tiny Italian city hosts Asia's biggest cinema showcase in West

    UDINE, Italy -- Udine is one of northern Italy's most elegant cities, a sleepy charmer at the foot of the Alps with Renaissance arcades and cobblestone piazzas. Every spring it undergoes a transformation, as some of the biggest names in Asian cinema

    May 16, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares retreat after overbought signal as financials drop

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares pulled back from 21-month highs Tuesday after a commonly-followed technical indicator suggested that the market was overbought, with Cathay Pacific Airways and Chinese financial companies pacing losses.

    May 16, 2017 02:53 pm JST
  • Breaking the poverty trap through education

    TOKYO -- Despite the rise of many Asian economies over the past few decades, poverty levels remain an uncomfortable reminder of lingering inequality in the region. According to Asian Development Bank estimates, which use a region-specific poverty li

    May 16, 2017 10:10 am JST
  • China flows propel Hong Kong shares to new 21-month highs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose to fresh 21-month highs Monday, spurred by continued inflows from the mainland and a rally in energy producers.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.9% to 25,371.59 in a financial stocks-led advance that kept

    May 15, 2017 08:08 pm JST
  • Japan's Toridoll to buy Hong Kong noodle chain

    TOKYO -- Toridoll Holdings, operator of Japanese udon restaurant chain Marugame Seimen, plans to buy an entire stake of a Hong Kong-based noodle chain. It will likely pay some 15 billion yen ($132 million) for the deal, which will be the largest pur

    May 15, 2017 05:50 pm JST
  • Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

    SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mai

    May 15, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares rise after new loans boost mainland lenders

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a sixth day higher, as investors bought into mainland lenders after upbeat loan numbers and energy producers extended gains.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6% to 25,301.50 by midday, poised to cli

    May 15, 2017 02:20 pm JST
  • Hong Kongers flock to foreign real estate

    HONG KONG -- The Asian financial center of Hong Kong has become a hotbed of investment in foreign real estate as soaring property values price residents out of the local market.Investing feverOne striking thing about living here is the advertising f

    May 15, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • US business schools losing edge to Asia

    TOKYO -- The Trump factor is just one reason why U.S. business schools are starting to lose their appeal in Asia, recent findings show.Nearly two-thirds of U.S. business schools say applications from international students have fallen this year. By

    May 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Shenzhen-based Apple supplier AAC denies improper accounting

    HONG KONG -- Apple supplier AAC Technologies Holdings on Friday rebutted allegations recently made about its accounting, but could not clarify whether it has undisclosed transactions or maintained full compliance with the U.S. tech group's labor sta

    May 13, 2017 02:52 am JST
  • Hong Kong Jan.-March GDP shows surprisingly strong 4.3% growth

    HONG KONG -- This Chinese territory achieved faster economic growth than most expected in the January-March quarter, buoyed by recovering exports and robust fixed-asset investment.Hong Kong's real gross domestic product increased 4.3% year on year i

    May 13, 2017 02:26 am JST
  • Tencent charge helps Hong Kong post best week since March

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares posted their best weekly advance in almost two months, as rising mainland bond yields underpinned gains for insurers and market heavyweight Tencent Holdings repeatedly hit record highs on earnings expec

    May 12, 2017 08:26 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares head for fifth day higher on insurers, Tencent

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were on course for a fifth day higher as Chinese equity markets extended gains in a sign that recent selling pressures were abating.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.1% to 25,144.57 by midday, trading at fresh

    May 12, 2017 02:43 pm JST
  • Tencent, HSBC push Hong Kong shares to fresh 21-month highs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares climbed to fresh 21-month highs on Thursday, with Tencent Holdings leading the charge on expectations of robust earnings, while sanguine global markets underpinned investor appetite for risk assets.The

    May 11, 2017 08:01 pm JST
  • One country's slump isn't ruining the Asia300 profit party

    HONG KONG -- The Asia300 -- Nikkei's curated selection of listed corporate standouts from across the region, excluding Japan -- took another knock last year, when its members' combined net profit suffered its first back-to-back decline in two decade

    May 11, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Policy support props up China's earnings in the run up to key party congress

    SHANGHAI -- China appears to have brought its economy to heel before this autumn's National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Growth continues at the 6%-plus level, while the yuan's depreciation and capital outflow have halted, for the time b

    May 11, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares extend gains on insurers, energy stocks; AAC tumbles

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed higher for a fourth straight day on Thursday, with insurers and energy producers helping lift the benchmark gauge to another 21-month high as broad overnight advances on Wall Street buoyed risk s

    May 11, 2017 02:37 pm JST
  • The troubling truth behind China's banking 'recovery'

    HONG KONG -- These days in China, when banks are in no mood to dole out cash, the country's old-economy enterprises start falling like a house of cards.Soon after China Huishan Dairy Holdings, late on bank payments, saw its Hong Kong-listed shares p

    May 11, 2017 11:00 am JST