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  • Hong Kong stocks edge higher after Fed signals rate hike

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares posted modest gains on Thursday morning after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it could raise borrowing costs before the end of the year. Financial shares broadly advanced, while property developers s

    September 21, 2017 02:55 pm JST
  • Geely hits record high as automakers rally in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) - Automakers led Hong Kong stocks higher on Wednesday on speculation that environmentally friendly cars will enjoy stronger support from Chinese policymakers. The broader market posted modest gains in cautious trade before

    September 20, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares edge higher ahead of US Fed announcement

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks edged higher in cautious morning trade on Wednesday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement due later in the day. A

    September 20, 2017 03:02 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares dip as Tencent halts seven-day winning streak

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell for the first time in three days on Tuesday, with traders cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting and as investors appeared to lock in recent gains.The Hang Seng Index

    September 19, 2017 07:58 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks slip from 27-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell from a 27-month high on Tuesday morning, with property developers among the notable decliners amid concern about valuations and caution ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.

    September 19, 2017 02:59 pm JST
  • Hong Kong index surpasses 28,000 as developers rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced Monday, driven by property developers and heavyweight Tencent Holdings as investors took note of U.S. gains on Friday and the easing of geopolitical tensions over North Korea.The Hang Seng Inde

    September 18, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • Asia's multinationals are hoarding cash like never before

    TOKYO -- Japan's Toyota Motor has always been known for squirreling away cash. But these days the automaker --nicknamed "Toyota Bank" for its $153 billion of reserves -- has plenty of company, especially among new Asian multinationals.Since 2000, th

    September 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong regulators scale back listing overhaul

    HONG KONG - Months of discussion over reforming Hong Kong's stock listing regulations were finally settled with the scrapping of a controversial proposal to establish a new screening apparatus involving the financial market watchdog.Hong Kong Exchan

    September 16, 2017 04:57 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares clinch weekly gain as Tencent, Geely rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares on Friday capped their fourth weekly gain in five weeks, with heavyweight Tencent Holdings and Geely Automobile Holdings leading the charge. This helped the market look past a weak set of Chinese econom

    September 15, 2017 08:02 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks shrug off North Korea missile launch

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced in choppy trading on Friday, recovering from early losses after North Korea test-fired its second ballistic missile over Japan within a month.The Hang Seng Index gained 0.3% to 27,861.42 by mid

    September 15, 2017 03:44 pm JST
  • Top Hong Kong developer's property sales slip amid market boom

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's largest developer by market capitalization, Sun Hung Kai Properties, booked 17% less in property sales at home for the year ended in June, despite a red-hot housing market where prices show no signs of abating.Property sales

    September 15, 2017 02:52 am JST
  • Hong Kong stocks decline after soft China economic data

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell in midday trading on Thursday, with property developers and banks extending a drop after the release of weaker-than-expected Chinese monthly retail-sales and industrial-output data.The official dat

    September 14, 2017 03:21 pm JST
  • Chinese banks drag Hong Kong stocks from near two-week high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares retreated from their highest level in nearly two weeks on Wednesday, paced by losses for property developers and Chinese banks listed in the city.The Hang Seng Index lost 0.3% to 27,894.08, coming off i

    September 13, 2017 07:07 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks retreat as developers, Chinese banks fall

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their first loss in four days as investors shrugged off an extended rally on Wall Street and appeared to lock in recent gains amid caution over equity valuations.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.3%

    September 13, 2017 03:15 pm JST
  • New iPhone no big deal for Asian investors

    TOKYO -- Apple may have wowed fans with its new iPhone X, but Asian investors in the company's suppliers are hardly impressed.Stock prices of suppliers were mixed in the region, with market players worried that iPhones are losing their appeal in the

    September 13, 2017 02:48 pm JST
  • BYD, Geely rally to lead Chinese companies in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares of Chinese companies trading in Hong Kong climbed on Tuesday as investors snapped up automakers with an interest in electric cars amid speculation the government favored environmentally friendly vehicles.Electric

    September 12, 2017 07:49 pm JST
  • Hong Kong traders show caution over North Korea sanctions

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed on Tuesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index dithering near the 28,000-point level as investors reacted cautiously to the decision by the U.N. Security Council to impose more sanctio

    September 12, 2017 03:56 pm JST
  • Tencent reaches all-time high to help lift Hong Kong stocks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced on Monday, with heavyweight Tencent Holdings hitting an all-time high, as investor appetite for risk improved after North Korea refrained from conducting a missile test over the weekend.The Han

    September 11, 2017 07:54 pm JST
  • Hong Kong market shows relief over North Korean quiet

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their highest level in more than a week on Monday morning as investors appeared to take comfort from the absence of the North Korean missile test over the weekend that some observers had expe

    September 11, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Japan's discount eyewear chains envision wider future in Asia

    TOKYO -- Japanese discount eyewear makers are expanding into the larger Asian market, as Owndays rolls out new stores in Thailand while Zoff looks to open its first location in Hong Kong with Convenience Retail Asia, an affiliate of Li & Fung.Eyegla

    September 10, 2017 04:30 pm JST