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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
  • 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
  • CP Group tycoon says Trump's US ripe for investment

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group, the agribusiness conglomerate led by billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, is eyeing more trade and investment with the U.S. as it sees there is "good sentiment" for doing business in the country under the ad

    January 19, 2018 12:05 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
  • SAIC aims to take a bite out of Japan's car dominance in ASEAN

    BANGKOK SAIC Motor has opened a major vehicle factory in Thailand, a first for a big Chinese automaker, seeking to stake a claim in a Japanese-dominated market as well as export to other Southeast Asian countries.SAIC Motor-CP, a joint venture with

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ThaiBev-owned Saigon Beer seeks 50% market share in Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's largest brewer, Sabeco, will aim to grow its share of the home market from around 40% to 50% on the strength of new owner Thai Beverage's retail network, executives from the Thai company said Friday.Saigon Beer Alcohol

    January 13, 2018 05:13 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
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index declines on Wall Street losses

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Thursday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street. Rising U.S. bond yields also damped appetite for Asian assets.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.4% to 1,455.57.The dollar index dropped, U.

    January 11, 2018 09:01 pm JST
  • SGX eyes removing quarterly reporting requirement

    SINGAPORE -- The Singapore Exchange is looking at removing quarterly reporting requirements as it faces fierce competition with regional peers.On Thursday, the SGX, which has seen a number of companies delist in recent years, revealed the options it

    January 11, 2018 08:49 pm JST
  • Nikkei manufacturers index for ASEAN gives rise to concerns

    HONG KONG ASEAN manufacturers ended 2017 with new orders falling, costs rising, and jobs disappearing -- but remain optimistic for 2018.The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, an indicator of business conditions in the manufacturi

    January 11, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • CEO in the news: Thailand's M&A king lives up to his reputation with Saigon Beer deal

    BANGKOK With deep pockets from his extensive beverage and property businesses, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, the self-made billionaire behind popular Thai beer Chang, is widely regarded as Thailand's king of mergers and acquisitions.He confirmed that r

    January 11, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • AirAsia to float Indian unit

    KUALA LUMPUR -- AirAsia is preparing to list its 49%-owned AirAsia India associate, accelerating the budget carrier's reorganization plan to transfer all businesses to a recently approved holding company. In three tweets on Wednesday, Tony Fernandes

    January 10, 2018 10:04 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as Samsung, SK Hynix extend losses

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Wednesday, as South Korean chipmakers extended losses. Rising global bond yields also damped investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 0.5% to 1,461.70. Heavyweight Samsung Electronics

    January 10, 2018 09:28 pm JST
  • Cover story

    Asia's airline wars: The great profit squeeze in the sky

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- On Jan. 3, Singapore Airlines shocked its customers with a plan to charge up to 50 Singapore dollars ($37) just to use a credit card to book its cheapest seats. The reaction was swift and furious. "Disgraceful money grab," wro

    January 10, 2018 03:30 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as Samsung, SK Hynix decline

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan ended little changed on Tuesday, as Samsung Electronics fell after its fourth-quarter profit estimate missed analyst forecasts.The Nikkei Asia300 Index closed almost unchanged at 1, 469.53. Samsung

    January 9, 2018 08:17 pm JST