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  • China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's exports and imports unexpectedly accelerated last month in an encouraging sign for the world's second-biggest economy, though analysts expect growth to continue cooling amid a government crackdown on financial risks and

    December 8, 2017 03:57 pm JST
  • Tech stocks push Hong Kong shares toward second day of gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose by midday on Friday, led by technology shares for a second consecutive day, after the Nasdaq Composite extended its gains in New York overnight.The Hang Seng Index had advanced 0.9% to 28,550.41 by

    December 8, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    From taxis to temples, Alipay's fast-expanding cashless world

    HANGZHOU/HONG KONG -- To fully understand the changing concept of consumer credit in China, one need look no further than Alipay, the online payment platform operated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding's affiliate, Ant Financial Services Grou

    December 8, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • China, Panama to begin talks on free-trade deal in June 2018

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) -- Panama and China will begin negotiations in June 2018 to sign a free-trade deal, the two countries' trade ministers said on Thursday, consolidating a relationship that has strengthened after the Central American nation ditch

    December 8, 2017 10:37 am JST
  • Anthony Rowley

    Asia's debt mountain looms ever larger

    Is Asia (and maybe the world) enmeshed in a new cycle of 10-yearly debt crises? It is tempting to think so, given the events of the past couple of decades. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Asian debt crisis and the tenth annual commemora

    December 8, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Japan's summit with China, South Korea unlikely this year

    TOKYO -- Japan is unlikely to host a summit meeting with China and South Korea this year, with a standoff between Beijing and Seoul looming as a major stumbling block.The three countries conducted their first leaders' summit in 2008 with an agreemen

    December 8, 2017 06:45 am JST
  • Chinese investor raises stake in Dialog Semi to 8.15%

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- China's top state silicon chipmaker has raised its stake in Dialog Semiconductor , buying into share price weakness triggered by fears the Anglo-German firm could lose its top customer Apple Inc .Tsinghua Unigroup, through two

    December 8, 2017 05:43 am JST
  • Honeywell to buy 25% of Chinese supply chain software firm

    Industrial conglomerate Honeywell will take a 25 percent stake in Chinese software provider Flux Information Technology, placing a long-term bet on China's rapidly growing logistics industry.New Jersey-based Honeywell said on Thursday it would also

    December 8, 2017 05:31 am JST
  • Shanghai Disneyland to hike prices, up to 33% for major holidays

    WUHAN, China -- Walt Disney will raise ticket prices at Shanghai Disneyland in June by as much as 33%, betting that a new attraction will cushion any potential slowdown in visitor traffic.One-day tickets during weekends and some holidays will rise f

    December 8, 2017 01:25 am JST
  • TSMC to invest record $20bn in advanced 3-nm chips

    HSINGCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's biggest contract chipmaker by revenue, is planning to spend more than $20 billion to build the world's most advanced 3-nanometer chip facility in Taiwan in the early 2020s, acco

    December 7, 2017 11:39 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as tech firms gain, offsetting weak energy stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan ended little changed as a rebound in technology heavyweights offset a fall in energy producers after Brent crude prices dropped to their lowest in more than a month.The Nikkei Asia300 Index ended al

    December 7, 2017 08:15 pm JST
  • Tencent leads rebound of Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares edged higher on Thursday for the first time in three days, with Tencent Holdings leading a rebound among technology companies after a string of weak showings.The Hang Seng Index ended 0.3% higher at 28,

    December 7, 2017 07:56 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flat on US rate caution as techs rebound

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks were little changed by midday on Thursday, as renewed focus on interest rates in the U.S. helped counter a rebound for technology stocks.The Hang Seng Index was at 28,226.37 by the noon break, after ris

    December 7, 2017 02:28 pm JST
  • China's growth objectives clash with financial stability goal: IMF

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China should prioritise financial stability above development goals, as pursuit of regional growth targets and helping firms avoid heavy job losses had led to a surge in debt, particularly at local government level, the Internat

    December 7, 2017 02:07 pm JST
  • India's economy to be world's No.3 by 2028: forecast

    TOKYO -- India and key Association of Southeast Asian Nations members will become increasingly vital drivers of Asian growth over the coming decade, while China's economy slows to a pace comparable with the U.S., new projections from the Japan Cente

    December 7, 2017 12:40 pm JST
  • Pope Francis clears a new path for Christianity in Asia

    YANGON/TOKYO On the third day of his recent visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis entered the Kaba Aye Center, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Yangon, with his shoes off in accordance with local customs.There, he delivered a message: "For whe

    December 7, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • World Bank warns of growing income gaps even as economies rise

    JAKARTA One stereotype of Asian cities such as Jakarta and Manila is a stark juxtaposition between sprawling slums and gleaming shopping malls stocked with luxury goods -- an image with some accuracy, going by a new World Bank report.About 250 milli

    December 7, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • North Korea loses friends in Africa and Asia

    SINGAPORE/TOKYO North Korea is finding itself increasingly alone as once-friendly countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere take a harsher stance following the hermit state's continued nuclear and missile provocations, including its launch o

    December 7, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan loses its appeal as a regional air hub

    NEW YORK Japan is losing its luster as the primary aviation hub in Northeast Asia.Major U.S. airlines are scrapping routes to and from Narita International Airport near Tokyo -- the country's main international gateway -- and opting instead for airp

    December 7, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Stephen Grenville: How Southeast Asia can contain its coal appetite by being selfish

    Southeast Asia's energy demand is expected to rise by two-thirds by 2040 -- twice the pace of global demand. Per capita energy use is low and there is much pent-up demand. This demand has to be met if living standards are to rise. However, the regio

    December 7, 2017 10:00 am JST