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  • Trump-Xi meeting jitters, Fed minutes drag down Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell Thursday as investors awaited a meeting between the Chinese and U.S. leadership for cues on relations between the world's two largest economies, and the Federal Reserve indicated it may trim bond h

    April 6, 2017 08:10 pm JST
  • Shareholding restructuring plan briefly boosts China Unicom

    HONG KONG -- Shares in China Unicom (Hong Kong) jumped here on Thursday, buoyed by investor optimism that the major telecom operator's ownership restructuring plan will streamline its business. The company announced late Wednesday plans to restructu

    April 6, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares retreat as Fed hints at shrinking balance sheet

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell as risk sentiment faltered on indications U.S. policymakers were readying to trim the Federal Reserve's massive balance sheet.The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.6% to 24,255.26 by midday. China Unicom H

    April 6, 2017 02:16 pm JST
  • Asian growth seen slowing to 5.7% in 2017: ADB

    MANILA -- Asia will not grow as fast this year due to policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, the Manila-based lender projects growth for

    April 6, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • China comes roaring back in the global IPO market

    HONG KONG The global market for initial public offerings recovered briskly in the first quarter of 2017, raising a total of $36 billion, helped by a six-year high in Asian IPOs totaling $12.76 billion.Asia, in turn, was lifted by strong momentum in

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia Inc. muddles through Brexit uncertainty

    TOKYO As the U.K. embarks on at least two years of negotiations to extricate itself from the European Union, Asian companies are weighing up the likely impact of Brexit on everything from banking to steelmaking. For many, the picture is not a promis

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Big business cozies up to Beijing

    GUANGZHOU Chalk it up to an impeccable sense of political timing: Just four days before China's National People's Congress convened in early March, Hon Hai Precision Industry broke ground on a new liquid crystal display plant in the Guangdong Provin

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong PMI remains in contraction in March

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Hong Kong Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for March stood at 49.9, showing Hong Kong's business conditions remained in the contraction territory for the third month in a row. February's figure was 49.6.A reading above 50 indi

    April 6, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Hedge funds suffer money exodus

    TOKYO -- Once wielding powerful influence on global financial markets, hedge funds are losing customers as more investors shun their high fees amid poor returns.Hedge funds tracked by Eurekahedge saw fund outflows of $60.7 billion by the end of Febr

    April 6, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • China economists divided on trade friction with US

    HONG KONG -- China economists anticipate widely differing paths for Sino-American trade relations under President Donald Trump, with some warning that tensions between the two countries could intensify while others see lower odds of a trade war, a N

    April 6, 2017 04:41 am JST
  • Monetary tightening emerges as risk to Chinese economy

    HONG KONG -- China economists increasingly see tighter monetary policy by the People's Bank of China as a downside risk, voicing concerns that efforts to curb capital outflows and a real estate bubble will weigh on the economy.Tighter monetary polic

    April 6, 2017 04:23 am JST
  • China comes roaring back in the global IPO market

    HONG KONG -- The global market for initial public offerings recovered briskly in the first quarter of 2017, raising a total of $36 billion, helped by a six-year high in Asian IPOs totaling $12.76 billion.Asia, in turn, was lifted by strong momentum

    April 5, 2017 10:30 pm JST
  • Hong Kong pulls higher as China stocks rally most since August

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares bounced off intraday lows Wednesday, tracking mainland Chinese stocks as they jumped the most in seven months, driven by plans for a new economic zone.The Hang Seng Index advanced 0.6% to 24,400.80, aft

    April 5, 2017 07:25 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares turn lower by noon as financials dip

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares retreated following a choppy trading session, as losses by Chinese banks overshadowed advances by mainland infrastructure companies after authorities announced plans for a new economic zone.The Hang Sen

    April 5, 2017 03:12 pm JST
  • Chinese oil giants finally loosening their purse strings

    HONG KONG -- China's big three state oil companies are poised to pump up capital investment by 24% in 2017, ending years of yuan-pinching as oil and gas prices rebound.Plans call for spending a total of some 370 billion yuan ($53.7 billion) in the y

    April 4, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Global debt hits $215tn in 2016, led by emerging markets -- IIF

    Global debt rose to 325 percent of the world's gross domestic product in 2016, totalling $215 trillion, an Institute for International Finance report released on Monday showed, boosted by the rapid growth of issuance in emerging markets.Global debt

    April 4, 2017 09:14 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index starts quarter on firm footing

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks started the quarter on a positive note, even as sentiment was cautious ahead of a meeting between leaders of the world's two largest economies.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.5% or 5.3 points to 1,172.74.

    April 3, 2017 10:19 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares make positive start to quarter

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday after data showing an expansion in Chinese manufacturing activity, with construction-related stocks jumping on plans for a new economic zone.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6% to 24,261.48. Ku

    April 3, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks rise on China factory data

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their first gain in three sessions as Chinese factory data lifted mainland companies listed in the city, even as investors braced for Donald Trump's meeting with China's President Xi Jinping.

    April 3, 2017 03:17 pm JST
  • China's northern industrial regions left out of recovery

    HONG KONG -- While China's economy as a whole is showing signs of revival, old industrial companies in the north are struggling.The March purchasing managers index, announced Friday, reached its highest level in about five years. Yet in the northern

    April 1, 2017 02:11 am JST