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  • Chinese companies expanding presence in Brazil

    SAO PAULO -- Infrastructure investment by Chinese companies in Brazil is gathering steam as economic activity stagnates in the South American country.HNA Group signed a deal in July to partially acquire the rights to manage Rio de Janeiro-Galeao Int

    August 12, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Japan readies for North Korean strike on Guam

    TOKYO -- With tensions mounting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan's Ministry of Defense and the country's Self-Defense Force on Saturday deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air missile systems at bases in four prefectures in western Japan

    August 12, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Chongqing's former mayor still wields plenty of political power

    BEIJING -- Last month, the inland city of Chongqing once again shook Chinese politics to the core. Sun Zhengcai, secretary of the city's Communist Party committee and a likely candidate to succeed President Xi Jinping, was detained. Five years ago,

    August 12, 2017 05:15 pm JST
  • Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday -Politico

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Monday for his chief trade adviser to investigate China's intellectual property practices, website Politico reported, citing an unnamed administration official.Trump had been expected

    August 12, 2017 04:40 pm JST
  • China M&A conference highlights overseas investments linked to Belt and Road

    HONG KONG -- Despite efforts by Chinese authorities to rein in outbound investments by mainland companies, a major conference on mergers and acquisitions took place in Hong Kong on Friday, attracting several hundred participants.Speakers from the fi

    August 12, 2017 10:28 am JST
  • China tightens the vise on social media

    CHENGDU, China -- The Chinese government has begun investigating a trio of hugely popular internet services in an apparent effort to contain opinions and information that could hinder the consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping.Users post mat

    August 12, 2017 05:06 am JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Divided ASEAN hands China diplomatic coup

    The annual regional forum and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila brought together 27 foreign ministers from around the Asia-Pacific region -- but the outstanding result was a major diplomatic victory for

    August 12, 2017 04:14 am JST
  • Citic Telecom's DataMall rollout delayed by nerves over party congress

    HONG KONG -- The telecom unit of Chinese state-owned conglomerate Citic said Friday that the international rollout of its DataMall mobile application has stalled as a partner adopted a wait-and-see attitude ahead of the twice-a-decade Communist Part

    August 12, 2017 02:45 am JST
  • Global brewery output falls for three years straight

    TOKYO -- The world's breweries produced steadily less in aggregate in 2014, 2015, and 2016 because of beer's reduced popularity in the world's three largest markets: China, the U.S., and Brazil.In 2016, the world produced a total of 190.9 million ki

    August 12, 2017 01:08 am JST
  • China's new-auto sales edged up 6% in July

    GUANGZHOU -- China's new-vehicle sales climbed 6.2% on the year in July as automakers slashed prices following declines earlier this year, though the recovery in passenger-car sales has yet to reach full speed.Some 1.97 million new autos rolled off

    August 12, 2017 01:03 am JST
  • Investors shun Asian stocks amid North Korea risk

    SINGAPORE -- The escalating war of words between the U.S. and North Korea has rattled previously bullish investors, spurring a broad-based exodus from Asian stocks that had been riding high on a global flood of liquidity.Asian markets sank across th

    August 11, 2017 11:42 pm JST
  • Sportswear brand Li Ning to open fewer, bigger stores

    HONG KONG -- Li Ning's future will lie in fewer, bigger stores as the Chinese sportswear maker looks to reposition its brick and mortar stores in the face of e-commerce competition.With a network of some 6,300 stores across China, the Hong Kong-list

    August 11, 2017 11:36 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks dragged to weekly loss as North Korea tensions rage

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares snapped to their first weekly loss in five weeks, as investor sentiment in one of the region's best-performing equity markets this year succumbed to tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.The Hang Se

    August 11, 2017 08:11 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    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

    August 11, 2017 07:27 pm JST
  • Citi sees Thailand potential as regional banking hub

    BANGKOK -- Thailand has the potential to become a regional banking hub if it pushes through some more reforms, according to Darren Buckley, outgoing Citi country head for Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. "A strong regional banking hub here is v

    August 11, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • SAIC, GM ready Indonesian minivans to take on Japanese juggernauts

    JAKARTA -- SAIC Motor and General Motors will roll out strategic compact minivans together in Indonesia, hoping to make a crack in the overwhelming dominance of Japanese automakers in this major Southeast Asian economy.All in the familyThe Chinese a

    August 11, 2017 01:12 pm JST
  • Two years after yuan shock, what lessons has China learned?

    SHANGHAI -- Friday marks two years since China shook the world with three consecutive devaluations of the yuan. The move triggered capital flight and downward pressure on the yuan, keeping Chinese authorities on the guard ever since.The currency is

    August 11, 2017 12:03 pm JST
  • Japan agency, 3 Chinese municipalities sign economic pacts

    CHENGDU, China -- A Japanese export promotion agency has signed agreements with a trio of Chinese municipalities on economic cooperation, covering efforts to mutually boost trade and investment.Hiroyuki Ishige, chairman of the government-backed Japa

    August 11, 2017 06:34 am JST
  • Wanda turns toward equity market as China tightens debt spigot

    DALIAN, China -- Real estate giant Dalian Wanda Group grew its empire by pursuing scale through leverage, but Beijing's recent crackdown on overseas investments is forcing the Chinese conglomerate to reorganize assets and maximize market value for f

    August 11, 2017 06:33 am JST
  • Choosy Asians lift Japan's rice exports to record high

    TOKYO -- Japanese rice exports climbed 28% on the year to 5,589 tons for the six months ended in June, an all-time high for the first half, but growth is slowing as often exorbitant prices drive consumers to cheaper alternatives.The largest share we

    August 11, 2017 06:09 am JST