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  • Hong Kong's retail outlook upgraded by industry body

    HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Retail Management Association has raised its outlook for the industry as the territory's retail sales beat estimates to edge up 0.1% in April, the second consecutive month with a rise.Retail sales are now projected to be f

    June 1, 2017 10:49 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares revisit multi-month highs as developers climb

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares returned to their highest levels since July 2015 on Thursday, helped by sustained flows from mainland investors, while robust demand for residential and commercial property spurred developers.The Hang S

    June 1, 2017 07:29 pm JST
  • Hong Kong's startup market turning toxic for investors

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's venture-oriented Growth Enterprise Market sank to a new low in May despite the global stock boom, having lost investors' confidence amid the history of controversies surrounding its component stocks.The S&P/Hong Kong GEM Ind

    June 1, 2017 03:17 pm JST
  • Cathay, developers help Hong Kong shares start June on positive note

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares resumed gains Thursday, led by Cathay Pacific Airways and developers, as markets shrugged off a private survey that showed a contraction in China's factory activity last month.The Hang Seng Index rose 0

    June 1, 2017 02:40 pm JST
  • China's debt downgrade signals alarm over its finances

    HONG KONG China's financial vulnerabilities are fueling the belief that China might have a "Minsky moment," in which debt levels hit the breaking point and asset values collapse. Among the dangers, local lenders being squeezed by tighter interbank c

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong's new cap on profit margins may not lower utility bills

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's two dominant electricity providers have agreed to a new cap on their profit margins of 8% set by the government, down from the current 9.99%. But it is unclear whether the change will benefit consumers in any way.Under the n

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300's movement depends on growth, stability, U.S.

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index has been rising recently. The reason is that investment capital has been flowing into Asian markets from around the world in pursuit of growth and yields. However, money can be capricious. Fear of a risk can quickly

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia 300 Index marks six months with 17% rise

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index, tracing some 300 of Asia's must-watch listed companies, marked its first six months on Thursday with a 17% gain since its debut.The Nikkei Asia300 Index stood at 1229.14 on May 31, while the index started at 1052.9

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index reflects Asian companies' growing momentum

    The Nikkei Asia300 Index is a composite stock index comprising over 300 of Asia's most influential listed companies, allowing users to grasp overall stock trends in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and six Southeast Asian countries.In ad

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares rise a fifth month, boosted by Tencent, insurers

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose for a fifth straight month, with Tencent Holdings and insurance companies driving gains while France's presidential elections and the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate outlook helped sustain momentum.The

    May 31, 2017 07:52 pm JST
  • Lenovo shares soar on buyback speculation

    HONG KONG -- Shares of Lenovo Group rebounded sharply during morning trading Tuesday on speculation the Chinese PC maker may delist from the Hong Kong market and buy back its shares in order to go private.The shares at one point rose 0.360 Hong Kong

    May 31, 2017 04:08 pm JST
  • Tencent, energy shares drop, insurers rise in Hong Kong after holiday

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed after a seven-day rising streak as a retreat by Tencent Holdings and energy producers eroded early gains in the wake of better-than-expected Chinese factory activity numbers.The Hang

    May 31, 2017 02:26 pm JST
  • Euro zone, UK political jitters hurt Nikkei Asia300 Index

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell Tuesday as political uncertainty in Europe and Britain weighed on risk sentiment, even as trading remained thin with a number of regional markets shut for public holidays.The Nikkei Asia300 Index shed

    May 30, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Christiana Figueres

    Private sector can help unlock Asia's decarbonized future

    Much of the world is now waking up to the idea that economic growth can be decoupled from emissions growth.With China, Japan and India leading the way, the Group of 20 leading industrialized countries is now decarbonizing at 2.8% a year. This is the

    May 30, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Chinese developers power Hong Kong index to 22-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose to a fresh 22-month high as mainland property developers rose amid signs of strengthening demand in smaller cities. Chinese power companies gained on bets on upcoming sector consolidation.The Hang

    May 29, 2017 07:54 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares edge higher in choppy pre-holiday trading

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares set course on Monday for their longest set of gains in more than a year, helped by mainland power companies. Trading was choppy amid modest volumes before a public holiday Tuesday.The Hang Seng Index ha

    May 29, 2017 03:35 pm JST
  • Hong Kong march draws few ahead of vigil for Tiananmen crackdown

    HONG KONG -- Marching in the heart of Hong Kong Island for democracy and human rights in mainland China the Sunday before the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown has become an annual ritual here. But this year, turnout neared record

    May 29, 2017 06:24 am JST
  • Japan's Maz World opens lab in Hong Kong R&D hub

    HONG KONG -- Seeing a big opportunity in China for bird-flu masks and skin care products, Japanese biotech startup Maz World has opened a research and development center in Hong Kong.Maz World, which has developed a breakthrough technology that uses

    May 28, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong's June 4 vigil organizers woo youth with tech, music

    HONG KONG -- A sea of flickering candles have been the symbol of vigil in Hong Kong to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4. But there will be some changes this year -- electronic candlelight will be used for the first tim

    May 26, 2017 11:26 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares defy Moody's downgrades to snap up third weekly gain

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares cruised higher for a third week as a rally by heavyweight Tencent Holdings and insurers combined with positive U.S. cues to overshadow Moody's Investors Service's downgrades of Chinese and Hong Kong cre

    May 26, 2017 07:52 pm JST