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  • Asian stocks rise after Macron wins French elections, China lags

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian markets edged higher on Monday as risk appetite firmed after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron comfortably won French presidential elections and energy prices rebounded.The Nikkei Asia300 index rose 0.3

    May 8, 2017 02:15 pm JST
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    Frenemies make Vietnam steel megaproject tick

    TOKYO -- A project to build a blast furnace in Vietnam has some East Asia watchers scratching their heads. With participation from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea -- all involved in diplomatic spats with at least one of the parties --

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
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    Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books to reopen in Taiwan

    HONG KONG -- Last June, Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee dropped a bombshell when he gave an account of his eight-month detention ordeal in China. Now, as the media sensation fades, Lam is helping to bring back to life Causeway Bay Books, the small

    May 6, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong retailers benefit from rocky China-South Korea ties

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong retail sales started growing again in March, ending a two-year streak of falling sales, as more mainland Chinese tourists shun South Korea to shop in the former British colony.Retail sales hit 35.7 billion Hong Kong dollars ($

    May 5, 2017 11:00 pm JST
  • H-shares suffer worst weekly drop of 2017 on China policy concerns

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Chinese companies in Hong Kong on Friday capped this year's worst weekly loss on worries about tighter financial regulations and soft economic data.The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index shed 1.6%, taking its weekly loss

    May 5, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • Oil drag, China growth woes slam Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were poised for their worst session in more than two weeks, as an overnight slump in crude prices hurt energy producers while reemerging worries about China's growth and tighter liquidity conditions wei

    May 5, 2017 02:33 pm JST
  • April Hong Kong PMI shows first expansion in 4 months

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Hong Kong Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for April rose to 51.1 from March's 49.9, showing the region's business conditions improved for the first time since December. The improvement was supported by higher volumes of new o

    May 5, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • HSBC jump helps Hong Kong shares pare losses amid Fed rate fears

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended little changed Thursday as robust gains by HSBC Holdings after an upbeat first quarter helped erase most early losses stemming from concern about a Federal Reserve rate increase next month.The Han

    May 4, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares edge lower as Fed rate hike bets pick up pace

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell as increased odds of a Federal Reserve rate increase next month weighed on regional sentiment and as mainland companies deepened losses amid concern over stricter regulations.The Hang Seng Index fe

    May 4, 2017 02:13 pm JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector capital

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    TOKYO -- Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector

    May 3, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei unveils Nikkei Markets English-language newswire service

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Japanese media organization Nikkei Inc. introduced a new English-language newswire service, Nikkei Markets, on Tuesday. Launched in Apr.3, Nikkei Markets will cover blue chips, but it will also delve deeper, covering small- and mid-c

    May 2, 2017 08:10 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flirt with 21-month highs; China stocks falter

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks squeezed out a gain after a choppy trading session on Tuesday, with advances by Belle International Holdings and Tencent Holdings helping overcome losses in mainland company shares.The Hang Seng Index r

    May 2, 2017 07:20 pm JST
  • Belle International shares rise sharply on buyout offer

    HONG KONG -- The share price of China's Belle International Holdings soared in Tuesday's morning trading on the Hong Kong market after the women's shoe retailer announced it had received a buyout offer.The shares at one point rose 0.880 Hong Kong do

    May 2, 2017 03:15 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks extend April's gains as Belle surges on offer

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks began trading in May on a positive note after a four-month rising streak, with Belle International Holdings soaring after receiving a buyout offer and investors considering a raft of quarterly earnings.

    May 2, 2017 02:43 pm JST
  • Hong Kong's June Fourth museum makes temporary comeback amid political pressure

    HONG KONG -- A museum dedicated to the brutal crackdown against unarmed students and civilians in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 has reopened. The institution, which was originally intended to be a permanent memorial, closed last July after only t

    April 30, 2017 11:18 pm JST
  • Asia-Pacific press freedom takes another step back

    HONG KONG -- Freedom of the press is eroding all across the globe, according to the latest findings by watchdog organization Reporters without Borders. While relatively speaking, the Asia-Pacific region is not as bad as others, like the Middle East

    April 29, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • China's Belle International receives $5.82bn buyout offer

    GUANGZHOU -- China's Belle International Holdings was offered around 45.3 billion Hong Kong dollars ($5.82 billion) Friday for a buyout by Muse Holdings, a Cayman Islands-based investment fund.Under the deal, Muse Holdings would purchase of all of t

    April 29, 2017 03:30 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares retreat from 21-month high amid earnings deluge

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares pulled back from 21-month highs as investors digested a slew of earnings and mainland equities declined amid lingering concerns over increased regulatory scrutiny.The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.5% to 24,

    April 28, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Sony unit eyes 8 new music halls across Asia

    TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment plans to open performance halls in eight major Asian cities by 2023, with an eye on tapping demand from Japanese artists for high-quality venues to stage concerts for their growing legions of fans.Zepp Hall Network,

    April 28, 2017 03:30 am JST