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  • China remains Malaysia's top investment target

    KUALA LUMPUR -- China is the preferred investment destination for Malaysian sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, thanks to growing bilateral ties and the mushrooming of technology companies there in recent years.While the bulk of its investments throug

    January 23, 2018 12:41 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index extends gains as U.S. government shutdown leaves no impact

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan continued their ascent on Monday, as investors bet the U.S. government shutdown will have little impact on demand for risk assets.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,512.32, extending last week'

    January 22, 2018 08:46 pm JST
  • Singapore shares hit 10-year high as SGX advances after earnings

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose to fresh 10-year highs, helped by gains in the city-state's bourse operator. Banks propelled Malaysian stocks.The Straits Times Index rose 0.5% to 3,569.43, the highest since 2007. Singapore Exc

    January 22, 2018 07:48 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 advances as Taiwan Semiconductor jumps after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Friday, helped by gains in index heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. after better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.5% to 1,502.20.

    January 19, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks rise for eighth straight week on foreign fund inflows

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares rose for the eighth consecutive week, helped by positive global cues and unabated foreign fund inflows into the nation's equities.Singapore stocks rose for the fourth straight week.Asian stocks have

    January 19, 2018 07:47 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances, buoyed by Wall Street gains, China growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, as U.S. indexes continued their record run and China's fourth-quarter economic growth exceeded expectations.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.3% to close at 1,495.46.The S&P 500 Index

    January 18, 2018 09:00 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares fall despite Wall Street gains, upbeat China data

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Thursday, dragged down by banks. Malaysian equities also declined, weighed by losses in heavyweight Tenaga Nasional.The city-state's Straits Times Index dropped 0.6% to 3,521.31 while the FTSE B

    January 18, 2018 08:36 pm JST
  • Asia300 Summit 2018

    You can't walk alone to survive the digital era

    SINGAPORE -- Companies, whether they are manufacturers or software providers, must speed up the process of transformation to survive the changes of the fourth industrial revolution. And to do that, they cannot walk alone.That was the message from le

    January 18, 2018 04:13 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after U.S. equities drop from record highs

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Wednesday, after U.S. equities retreated from record highs overnight and as investors awaited China's fourth-quarter economic data.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell less than 0.1% to 1,49

    January 17, 2018 08:43 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks fall amid weaker-than-expected exports, Malaysian equities advance

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Wednesday, following a pullback on U.S. indexes, and after the city-state's non-oil exports rose slower than expected. Malaysian equities edged higher.Singapore's Straits Times Index retreated f

    January 17, 2018 08:20 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Chinese insurers rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Tuesday, paced by mainland insurers and lenders.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,491.87. Ping An Insurance Group advanced 2.8% after the Chinese insurer said accumulated gross premium in

    January 16, 2018 08:17 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks little changed, Singapore equities hit record high

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian stocks ended little changed on Tuesday, as losses in Petronas Gas were offset by Nestle (Malaysia)'s ascent to a record. Singapore equities climbed to all-time highs, boosted by property developers and ener

    January 16, 2018 07:59 pm JST
  • Tencent, Alibaba take e-wallet wars to Southeast Asia

    BANGKOK -- With a population of 600 million, and good mobile saturation, Southeast Asia is becoming a battleground for e-wallet companies from China.Leading the charge is Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings, which is about to roll out its first WeChat P

    January 16, 2018 07:04 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises tracking U.S. equity rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan began the week on a positive note, boosted by a weaker dollar and another record high for U.S. indexes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,475.43.The advance on the gauge came after U.S. stocks

    January 15, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Malaysia, Singapore stocks advance on weak dollar, Wall Street gains

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Malaysia and Singapore rose Monday, boosted by a weak U.S. dollar and yet another Wall Street rally.The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index added 0.2% to close at 1,825.91. Singapore's Straits Times Index gained

    January 15, 2018 08:22 pm JST
  • YTL associate keen to run trains between Malaysia, Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Express Rail Link, a 45%-owned associate of Malaysian conglomerate YTL, is keen to bid for operating rights for the train services of the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project, its chief executive s

    January 15, 2018 06:31 pm JST
  • Lauren Compere

    Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet

    Asia's leading economies were in the grip of the worst financial crisis in decades 20 years ago, with stock markets in the four so-called Tiger economies in freefall. At around the same time, investors elsewhere were taking the first steps to integr

    January 15, 2018 11:30 am JST
  • Top Glove to invest in Vietnam following Aspion acquisition

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Top Glove, the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, plans to expand into Vietnam this year to capitalize on the country's competitive edge as global demand continues to climb.The Malaysian manufacturer also announced on Friday the

    January 13, 2018 12:16 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high Wall Street

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's record highs. Energy companies rose after Brent crude topped $70 a barrel mark.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 1% to 1,469.50 on Friday, helping the gauge

    January 12, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks post weekly gains as global equities rally

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Malaysia and Singapore rose this week, as a global equity rally amid upbeat growth outlook showed no signs of slowing.The Straits Times Index in Singapore rose 0.9% this week and the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLC

    January 12, 2018 07:37 pm JST