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  • AFC to investigate Guangzhou fans' 'British Dogs' banner in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande face an investigation after the club's fans unfurled a banner in an Asian Champions League match on Tuesday describing Hong Kong's independence movement as "poison" and carrying the words: "An

    April 26, 2017 02:05 pm JST
  • Hong Kong to outstrip New York for Chinese investors

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong is on track to beat New York as the most popular destination for Chinese property investors this year as uncertainty over the term of Donald Trump's presidency prompt mainlanders to stay closer to home, says Colliers Internati

    April 25, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Mainland lenders, French election propel Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as mainland lenders advanced ahead of earnings, and as optimism about the outcome of the French election resonated with global investors.The Hang Seng Index advanced

    April 25, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Chongqing Iron & Steel shares dive amid worries over future

    HONG KONG -- Investors dumped China's Chongqing Iron & Steel shares on the Hong Kong market Tuesday, as pessimism took hold regarding the company's restructuring efforts after it published a notice saying a creditor had requested that a court begin

    April 25, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Asian stocks rise on French election cheer, traders flag North Korea risks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares were on course for a third day of gains Tuesday as investors continued to buy into risk assets after a market-friendly candidate won the first round of French elections.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.9%, e

    April 25, 2017 02:15 pm JST
  • More small property developers might go bust in China, says Moody's

    HONG KONG -- In China's property sector, the strong are only getting stronger.This is the observation by ratings agency Moody's, which suggests that more smaller property developers are likely to go bankrupt in an increasingly competitive environmen

    April 24, 2017 11:14 pm JST
  • French election respite spurs Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose Monday after a win for independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of French presidential elections boosted European stocks and fuelled risk appetite.The Hang Seng Index ended

    April 24, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • China Mobile shares fall amid talk of Singapore acquisition

    HONG KONG -- Shares in China Mobile were falling in Hong Kong on Monday, after reports that the Chinese wireless carrier has been approached about buying into a Singapore-based telecommunications company.At one point on Monday, the company's stock p

    April 24, 2017 03:10 pm JST
  • Asian stocks rise as French election relief boosts risk appetite

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares edged higher on Monday as risk appetite improved after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of French elections.The Nikkei Asia300 index was up 0.1% at 1,164.65 after rising as m

    April 24, 2017 01:40 pm JST
  • French election buoys L'Occitane, other Europe-linked stocks

    HONG KONG -- French cosmetics maker L'Occitane International and other Europe-reliant companies saw their shares rise in Hong Kong on Monday, after the first round of France's presidential election helped dispel concerns about Continental business c

    April 24, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Hong Kong's fresh retail chicken shops may make a comeback

    HONG KONG -- Chicken rules the roost when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, and the fresher the better. But past government efforts to discourage retail sales of live chickens had almost put the once ubiquitous chicken shop on the endangered list.In th

    April 23, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia's venture capital firms learn Silicon Valley tricks

    BANGKOK -- On March 10, at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas, in the U.S., self-driving electric car maker NIO revealed plans to make a near-fully autonomous electric car commercially available in the U.S. by 2020, aiming at becoming one of the first

    April 23, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Is your job robot-ready?

    TOKYO -- Robots are making people redundant, and you may be next.Once a flight of fancy, we are now in an age where workers of all stripes, including professionals and white-collar workers, could be on the receiving end of pink slips thanks to robot

    April 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Fundraising plan sends i-Cable shares on roller-coaster ride

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's struggling pay television operator i-Cable Communications announced that white knights led by pro-China property tycoons had come to its rescue, sending its shares up nearly 18% after a sharp selloff earlier on Friday.I-Cabl

    April 21, 2017 11:45 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares post weekly losses as regulatory woes hurt mainland markets

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended lower this week, after concerns over increased regulatory scrutiny dragged mainland markets to an over two-month low.The Hang Seng Index edged 0.06% lower to 24,042.02 on Friday, extending losses

    April 21, 2017 07:22 pm JST
  • Wall Street rebound on tax reforms lifts Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose as renewed hopes of U.S. tax reforms propped up indexes on Wall Street and boosted risk appetite.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1% at 24,075.16 by midday after rising as much as 0.6% earlier. China P

    April 21, 2017 02:27 pm JST
  • Telecom operators wage war in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Broadband Network is aiming to double the number of its mobile subscribers in four months, fueling competition in a market increasingly crowded with local and mainland players.Hong Kong's second-largest residential broadband o

    April 21, 2017 12:12 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares post first gain this week as geopolitical woes ease

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares snapped a three-day losing streak to close higher on Thursday, helped by a rally in index heavyweight Tencent Holdings, and as investors looked past recent geopolitical concerns.The Hang Seng Index rose

    April 20, 2017 07:40 pm JST
  • China tax cuts end Hong Kong share losses

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks headed for their first gains in four days after China announced fresh tax cuts, with traders saying that current global uncertainty had already been priced in.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.4% to 23,921.39

    April 20, 2017 02:50 pm JST
  • Asia's venture capital firms learn Silicon Valley tricks

    BANGKOK On March 10, at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas, in the U.S., self-driving electric car maker NIO revealed plans to make a near-fully autonomous electric car commercially available in the U.S. by 2020, aiming at becoming one of the first com

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST