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  • Hong Kong stocks trim weekly gains on new North Korea tensions

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell on Friday to pare a second weekly advance, after North Korea threatened to detonate a nuclear bomb in another act of defiance against international pressure on its weapons-development programs.The

    September 22, 2017 07:48 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks poised for biggest drop in a month

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their steepest loss in a month on Friday after North Korea threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations earlier this week.North

    September 22, 2017 02:50 pm JST
  • As China rejects scrap imports, metal prices soar

    TOKYO -- Prices of nonferrous metals have been hitting record highs since China started tightening environmental rules on certain industries, restricting imports of scrap metals and creating an opportunity for investors to profit.Investors figured t

    September 22, 2017 01:21 pm JST
  • China's finance ministry says S&P's ratings cut 'a wrong decision'

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's finance ministry said on Friday S&P Global Ratings' decision to downgrade the country's sovereign credit rating was "a wrong decision" that neglects the economic fundamentals and development potentials of the world's sec

    September 22, 2017 11:33 am JST
  • As NZ goes to the polls, will TPP be dealt another blow?

    SYDNEY -- When New Zealand goes to the polls on Saturday, the outcome will be a reflection of the national mood on one of the key areas of concern -- property prices. Countries signed up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership will also be watching to see

    September 22, 2017 10:38 am JST
  • China says pressure, talks both key to dealing with North Korea: Japan

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- China believes pressure and dialogue are both important in dealing with North Korea, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday, according to a Japanese official. Wang's remark contrasted with

    September 22, 2017 09:55 am JST
  • China weighs letting foreign green-car makers go it alone

    SHENZHEN -- China may let overseas manufacturers of electric and other green vehicles enter the market via wholly owned enterprises in pilot free trade zones.At present, foreign automakers must form a joint venture with a Chinese partner to enter th

    September 22, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Dialogue still the way forward on North Korea: Chinese, Russian foreign ministers

    UNITED NATIONS -- The foreign ministers of Russia and China took the stage Thursday at the General Assembly to push again for a return to dialogue with North Korea over its illegal nuclear weapons program, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump

    September 22, 2017 06:49 am JST
  • Trump announces fresh sanctions on North Korea

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced new unilateral sanctions on corporations, banks and individuals that deal with North Korea in order to "cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop th

    September 22, 2017 05:17 am JST
  • China's anti-graft czar aims to retire at party congress

    BEIJING -- Chinese corruption watchdog Wang Qishan has expressed a desire to step down at the Communist Party congress next month despite opposition from close ally and President Xi Jinping, multiple sources tell The Nikkei.Those 68 or older at the

    September 22, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • New World Development pauses on retail unit privatization, may try again

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong-based real estate conglomerate New World Development intends to take a wait-and-see approach toward its plan to take a struggling mainland retail arm private after a recent frustrated attempt."We might revisit the plan [for th

    September 22, 2017 01:35 am JST
  • Chinese slowdown, commodities behind slow trade, not protectionism

    SINGAPORE --Anti-globalization sentiment is not the main cause of weakening trade across the world, but rather a slowdown in China and the collapse of commodities prices, although Asia will benefit from a rising middle class, said a trade finance ex

    September 21, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • A sea change in Pacific fish wars

    TOKYO -- In ominous times, the world is already at war over fish, and seafood-loving Japan finds itself pitted against fish-hungry nations and regions like China, North Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.Japan has been losing out to the competition lately,

    September 21, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • S&P cuts China's credit rating, citing increasing economic, financial risks

    S&P Global Ratings downgraded China's long-term sovereign credit rating by one notch on Thursday to A+ from AA-, citing increasing risks from the country's rapid build-up of credit."The downgrade reflects our assessment that a prolonged period of st

    September 21, 2017 06:56 pm JST
  • Christopher Aston

    Pressure on tycoons won't get Beijing all it wants

    "Follow our party, start your business," reads the command in English and Chinese cut into a steel cube that stands on one of its corners directly across the street from the corporate headquarters of internet company Tencent Holdings in Shenzhen.The

    September 21, 2017 06:04 pm JST
  • 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
  • Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

    SINGAPORE -- Some 60% of the world's population of people over 65 years old will live in Asia by 2030, causing a number of economies in the region to face demographic challenges before they get rich enough, according to a recent report by consultanc

    September 21, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • China reiterates calls for South Korea to remove THAAD

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated to his South Korean counterpart Beijing's demand for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday. Wang

    September 21, 2017 02:35 pm JST
  • As sanctions fall harder, North Korea gets smarter

    TOKYO/SEOUL -- North Korea is growing craftier in evading international sanctions, using such steps as exporting through third countries, creating a serious challenge to international efforts aimed at starving the country of money and key equipment.

    September 21, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Tencent to take about 5% stake in investment bank CICC for $367mn

    Tencent Holdings Ltd will invest HK$2.86 billion ($366.6 million) in China International Capital Corp Ltd (CICC) for a 4.95 percent stake in the Chinese investment bank, CICC said on Wednesday.Tencent Mobility, a unit of Chinese internet company Ten

    September 21, 2017 11:46 am JST