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  • Starbucks puts spotlight on China as US growth cools

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Starbucks Corp's new chief executive said the world's biggest coffee chain is making a long-term investment in China, amid worries that growth from its dominant U.S. market is cooling.Kevin Johnson, who succeeded Starbucks c

    July 28, 2017 09:10 am JST
  • Delta, China Eastern each acquiring 10% of Air France shares

    Three of the world's biggest carriers, Delta Air Lines Inc., Air France-KLM SA and China Eastern Airlines Corp., strengthened their partnership through a series of share transactions, amid mounting competition on lucrative international routes.Delta

    July 28, 2017 06:32 am JST
  • Rare earth prices rise as China tightens spigot on supply

    TOKYO -- Rare earth spot prices are on the rise as China, the top producer and exporter of the metals, moves to crack down on illegal mining and enforce environmental rules.Prices of neodymium, used to make magnets for hybrid vehicle motors, have hi

    July 28, 2017 02:53 am JST
  • Hang Lung Properties upbeat on China retail

    HONG KONG -- The reshoring of luxury spending in mainland China appears to have eased pressure on premium shopping mall operators, which have been under rising threat from e-commerce and a slowing economy in recent years.Ronnie Chan Chi-chung, chair

    July 27, 2017 11:46 pm JST
  • Belle delists from Hong Kong exchange ahead of digital revamp

    HONG KONG -- Chinese footwear retailer Belle International has called time on its listing a decade after it made its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, to pave the way for a belated digital revamp aimed at reviving a struggling business hit hard

    July 27, 2017 07:31 pm JST
  • Minxin Pei

    Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done

    Observers of elite politics in China cannot miss a cruel paradox: Those closest to the apex of power are the most likely to fall. The latest example is that of Sun Zhengcai, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's politburo, and party chief in the

    July 27, 2017 03:45 pm JST
  • Developers push Hong Kong share gauge atop 27,000 on Fed relief

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a fourth day of gains, sending the benchmark equity index above 27,000, with property stocks rallying as investors took kindly to the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy review.The Hang Seng

    July 27, 2017 02:26 pm JST
  • Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with its Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding.While

    July 27, 2017 12:39 pm JST
  • LeEco's Coolpad says lawsuit filed against unit over loan due next month

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group, part of the cash-strapped LeEco technology conglomerate, said on Thursday a bank has sued a subsidiary, demanding early repayment of an 80 million yuan ($11.9 million) loan due Aug. 15.L

    July 27, 2017 11:31 am JST
  • ASEAN is looking good, but now looking up to China and India

    TOKYO The first 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be regarded as an overall success, but its future is anything but certain. Sandwiched between China and India, ASEAN could find itself overwhelmed economically by these tw

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN must stay out of great-power tussles in Asia

    The post-Cold War 1990s were a peaceful era in Asia. All the great powers were benign and the Sino-U.S. relationship was good. China still needed help from other countries, including ASEAN members.Today, we are back in the age of great-power rivalri

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hyundai struggles for traction in China and US

    SEOUL/SHANGHAI "We'll give you an additional discount of 7,000 yuan ($1,035) on top of the 20,000 yuan," salesman Zhao Wenxi told a potential customer in mid-July at a Shanghai dealership of South Korea's Hyundai Motor.The popular Tucson SUV model t

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Spring Airlines targets China's ascendant middle class

    Executives from some of Asia's most influential companies gathered in Bangkok on July 14 for the second Nikkei Asia300 Global Business Forum. In a series of interviews on the sidelines, we asked some of the participants to elaborate on their busines

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tencent's gaming triumph draws a backlash

    Several months ago, Sequoia Capital China, a venture capital firm, noted that traffic had dropped dramatically on Chinese websites in which it had invested. The list included Toutiao, a news provider, Sina Weibo, a news and microblogging site, and o

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian investment is turning Ethiopia into textile hub

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The East African country of Ethiopia is fast developing into a dynamic apparel-sourcing hub, as low labor costs draw in international clothing makers.Manufacturers from China, South Korea, India and other countries have opened

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The honeymoon is over for the US and China

    WASHINGTON Despite recent shows of cooperation, Washington and Beijing seem once again to be drifting apart after failing to achieve much of substance on either trade or North Korea at a recent bilateral meeting.At the beginning of the meeting, held

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan marks the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • John Merrill: End war games in South Korea to resolve nuclear impasse

    The Chinese and Russian proposal for a freeze on large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises in return for a freeze on further North Korean nuclear and missile tests just might work -- if only Washington would give it a chance, rather than dism

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • C. Cindy Fan: Why rural Chinese are in no rush to settle in cities

    Some observers have associated China's hukou, or household registration system, with terms such as "apartheid" and "two-class society," because it divides the citizenry into two groups, urban and rural.Under central planning, people with urban hukou

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tea Leaves

    Martial law to mosh pit: Taiwan's path to freedom

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST