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  • 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
  • China inflows help Hong Kong stocks to another all-time high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended 0.4% higher, marking gains for the 19th time in 20 days, helped by persistent inflows from mainland China.The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed at 32,393.41 after wavering around Friday's close in

    January 22, 2018 07:15 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks waver after record-setting rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed by midday on Monday after a choppy morning trading session, as investors paused for a breath after the city's main index climbed to a record high for four straight days.The Hang Seng

    January 22, 2018 02:15 pm JST
  • SGX opens way to dual-class share listings

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange will allow companies with dual-class shares to list and will announce the new rules by March, chief executive Loh Boon Chye said Friday. The move is aimed at attracting more initial public offerings of growing startup

    January 19, 2018 11:14 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
  • Sixth weekly gain sends Hong Kong shares to record highs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks ended higher for a sixth consecutive week on Friday, as investors continued to snap up equities on enduring optimism over China's economy and company earnings. Heavyweight Chinese banks led the charge.T

    January 19, 2018 07:25 pm JST
  • Chinese companies push Hong Kong shares higher

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares eked out small gains by the noon lunchbreak on Friday, as mainland companies listed in the city extended gains after China's better-than-expected report on economic growth.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1

    January 19, 2018 02:11 pm JST
  • Woes deepen for China's smaller smartphone makers

    TAIPEI -- The recent struggles of Gionee and LeEco are raising doubts about whether second-tier Chinese smartphone makers can survive slowing domestic demand for handsets.According to reports from Chinese media outlets earlier this week, a Chinese c

    January 19, 2018 11:30 am 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
  • Beijing's Marriott web ban sends warning to multinationals

    HONG KONG -- China's temporary ban on Marriott International's Chinese websites was a warning to international companies that they must comply with the Communist Party's political agenda if they want to do business in the world's second largest econ

    January 18, 2018 08:39 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stock market hits record on upbeat China data

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Strong fund inflows and a rally by Chinese banks powered Hong Kong's stock index to a fresh record high on Thursday after data showed Asia's largest economy expanded at a faster pace than expected.Government data releas

    January 18, 2018 08:12 pm JST
  • Chinese companies push Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index above 32,000

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong's main equity gauge breached the 32,000-point level for the first time on Thursday, as index heavyweights and mainland financial stocks continued to draw investors in a New Year rally that has showed few signs

    January 18, 2018 02:14 pm JST
  • Company in focus: China's meat giant is ready to feed the world

    LUOHE, China As a child in the Chinese city of Qingdao, Wu Qionglin would curl up on a sofa watching television before dinner and munch on her favorite snack: a red plastic-wrapped sausage called wangzhongwang, or "king of the king," a processed-por

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am 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
  • Hong Kong stocks reverse early losses to end at record high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks ended Wednesday at a record high for a second straight day on buoyant investor sentiment and strong fund inflows, with technology major Tencent Holdings and Chinese banks helping the index recover from

    January 17, 2018 07:26 pm JST
  • Energy shares drag Hong Kong stocks off record high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index came off a record high on Wednesday, with energy producers facing pressure after global crude oil prices retreated.The Hang Seng Index had lost 0.6% to 31,724.05 by the noon break after closi

    January 17, 2018 02:15 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
  • Hong Kong market surges to all-time high as China flows continue

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rebounded on Tuesday, sending the city's main gauge to a record high as investors continued pouring money into Chinese financial stocks and market heavyweight Tencent Holdings.The Hang Seng Index rose 1

    January 16, 2018 07:07 pm JST
  • Mainland Chinese buyers send Hong Kong shares to fresh all-time high

    HONG KONG -- The Hang Seng, the Hong Kong's benchmark stock market index, on Tuesday soared past its previous record high reached in October 2007, buoyed mainly by investment money pouring in from mainland China via the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock c

    January 16, 2018 06:48 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares test record high as gains resume

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares moved toward a record high on Tuesday, as ongoing optimism about global growth and inflows from China overshadowed concerns among some participants that local equities had risen too much too soon.The Ha

    January 16, 2018 02:35 pm JST