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  • China's Sept imports from North Korea down 37.9%, drop for 7th straight month

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's imports from North Korea fell 37.9 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the 7th consecutive month of decline, the customs office said on Friday.China-U.S. ties have been strained by President Donald Trump's

    October 13, 2017 12:59 pm JST
  • Asahi aims to sell Tsingtao Brewery stake, go solo in China

    TOKYO -- Asahi Group Holdings looks to sell its nearly 20% stake in Tsingtao Brewery in what would be the Japanese brewer's latest divestiture in China as resources are directed toward expansion in Europe.China's beer market has expanded with the na

    October 13, 2017 11:07 am JST
  • Iron ore sinks as market readies for post-congress China

    TOKYO -- Iron ore prices are turning lower again, after a brief summer rally, with investors unnerved by China's aggressive moves to curb steel production.Prices rose this summer on expectations that demand for steel construction materials would gro

    October 13, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • FT Confidential Research

    China congress will disappoint hopes for radical economic change

    For all the excitement generated by China's upcoming 19th Party Congress, we do not think the week-long meeting will have immediate implications for economic policy. Those who expect the post-congress environment to mark a significant shift in the n

    October 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Interview

    US business needs to step up as Fed steps out: Citi CEO

    NEW YORK -- Corporate tax reform in the U.S. holds the promise of encouraging businesses to invest and hire more, providing the Federal Reserve greater leeway to shrink its balance sheet, Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat told The Nikkei in an interview

    October 13, 2017 05:56 am JST
  • China auto sales lack India's pep but still cruising

    CHONGQING -- New auto sales in China rose 5.7% on the year in September, marking a fourth consecutive month of gains, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Thursday.That fell short of the double-digit growth seen in India, but an of

    October 13, 2017 05:49 am JST
  • China further stifles online speech ahead of party congress

    CHONGQING -- China is clamping down on free speech on the internet, deleting nearly twice as much "unlawful information" online in July and August, as President Xi Jinping seeks to suppress criticism before top leadership is reshuffled at the Commun

    October 13, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • OLED panel prices to start falling in 2019: report

    TOKYO -- The price of small and midsize OLED panels used in smartphones will start decreasing in 2019 as production grows, according to a report by the U.S.-based Display Supply Chain Consultants.Many smartphone makers are switching from liquid crys

    October 13, 2017 12:26 am JST
  • China's wealthiest man is not Pony Ma or Jack Ma

    TOKYO -- Xu Jiayin, the chairman of property developer China Evergrande Group, has seized the top spot on the country's rich list for the first time, leaving behind Pony Ma Huateng of Tencent Holdings and Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba Group Holding.The ran

    October 12, 2017 09:20 pm JST
  • Chinese stocks in Hong Kong reach 26-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks advanced on Thursday, with gains by insurance companies helping an index of Chinese companies listed in the city reach a 26-month high.The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of large mainland companies c

    October 12, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • China offers support to Spanish government amid Catalonia crisis

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China understands and supports the Spanish government's efforts to protect the country's unity and territorial integrity, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, amid moves by Catalonia to declare independence.The wealthy reg

    October 12, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • ESG factors mattering more in emerging market investments

    TOKYO -- When assessing a company's performance, investors are increasingly concerned about factors that do not appear on the financial statements -- environmental, social and corporate governance risks.Linda-Eling Lee, global head of ESG research a

    October 12, 2017 04:57 pm JST
  • China HNA's Bohai Life says will rectify problems to comply with regulations

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's Bohai Life Insurance Co, controlled by privately-held HNA Group, said it will rectify problems identified by the country's insurance industry regulator in a recent spot check.The insurer said in a statement that it has m

    October 12, 2017 03:51 pm JST
  • Wharf, Cathay Pacific rise as Hong Kong shares eke out gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks changed directions a few times on Thursday morning, as caution ahead of the Party Congress in China next week overshadowed an overnight bounce on Wall Street.By midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.3% t

    October 12, 2017 03:14 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Tsumura charging into China's herbal drug market with Ping An's support

    TOKYO -- Japanese traditional drugmaker Tsumura & Co. will cultivate the Chinese market by tapping the broad customer base and professional network of local company Ping An Insurance Group, with which a tie-up was announced last month.The two compan

    October 12, 2017 11:45 am JST
  • Japan's Ajinomoto AGF to launch coffee e-commerce in China

    TOKYO -- Ajinomoto AGF, a subsidiary of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, is making final arrangements to break into the massive Chinese e-commerce market and feed demand from local coffee lovers.The Tokyo-based company will start selling 10 coffee pro

    October 12, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • Morris Chang gives successors a legacy of driving change

    HSINCHU, Taiwan Three days after Morris Chang announced his retirement and a succession plan on Oct. 2, shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. hit an intraday record high of 225.50 New Taiwan dollars.Many technology executives and industry

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Two men, one chipmaking giant, and a world ready to test them

    HSINCHU, Taiwan The two executives who will form the dual leadership team when they take the helm at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. next year are well-suited for the challenge, according to Morris Chang, the company's chairman who will retir

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: TSMC's founder ready to hand world's largest chipmaker to next generation

    HSINCHU, Taiwan For the first time in 30 years, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will have to forge ahead without its founder.Morris Chang, 86, will step down after TSMC's annual general meeting next June. The company was founded in 1987 and i

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST