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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as reserve ratio cut boosts Chinese banks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, led by Chinese banks following a targeted cut in their reserve requirements by the nation's central bank.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,309.04. Industrial and Commercial B

    October 3, 2017 08:33 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks post first gain in 11 days, Singapore shares decline

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares rose Tuesday, ending a ten-day losing streak, helped by gains in gaming and hotels operator Genting Malaysia.Singapore stocks fell from two-month highs, led by banks.The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI clim

    October 3, 2017 07:58 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia is world's hotspot for land disputes: report

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Businesses in Southeast Asia are increasingly counting the cost of land grabs, more than half of which result in delayed projects and nearly three-quarters of which lead to lawsuits, according to a wide-ranging research report. Out o

    October 3, 2017 04:31 pm JST
  • Japanese digital reward program crossing borders in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- A loyalty program backed by Japan Airlines and others will continue its expansion in Asia by enabling consumers in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia to accrue and spend points in all of these countries starting next spring, a move that could he

    October 3, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Rohingya crisis raises risks of terrorism and social unrest

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- The typical morning in Cox's Bazar might be described as tranquil. Boys and girls gather to peel the shells off shrimp brought in by small fishing boats. Tourists sit in quiet reflection on the beach, one of the world's lo

    October 3, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises after China data, Wall Street boost

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan started the December quarter on a positive note, helped by better-than-expected factory activity data from China and a record run on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.5% to 1,298

    October 2, 2017 08:36 pm JST
  • Singapore shares post first gain in 3 days, Malaysia equities extend fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose for the first time in three sessions on Monday, as strong economic data from China and South Korea over the weekend offset concerns about the heightened risk of a conflict between the U.S. and N

    October 2, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Petronas Chemicals to sell 50% stake in polymers unit

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Petronas Chemicals Group, the petrochemical arm of Malaysia's national oil and gas firm, said Monday it plans to sell half of its stake in its polymers unit to the Saudi Arabian Oil Company for $0.9 billion in cash.T

    October 2, 2017 07:19 pm JST
  • ASEAN needs to double power capacity in less than 20 years

    TOKYO -- ASEAN needs to more than double its power capacity in less than 20 years to meet burgeoning demand. British energy research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie reported last week that the region requires $500 billion worth of investment to

    October 2, 2017 06:03 pm JST
  • Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder plead not guilty

    SHAH ALAM, Malaysia -- Two women were charged Monday with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, pleaded not guilty at the Shah

    October 2, 2017 04:57 pm JST
  • Malaysia's manufacturing PMI back into contraction in September

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell back into contraction at 49.9 in September, down from 50.4 in August.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contract

    October 2, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing PMI down to 50.3 in September

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, decreased marginally in September, but signaled a further improvement in operating conditions across the region.The composite indicator of manufacturing performance stood at

    October 2, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • J.CO finds sweet success in Indonesia

    JAKARTA -- At a J.CO Donuts & Coffee shop in Jakarta, a busy yet cheerful cashier attends to customers behind a brightly lit display case. Inside are two dozen unique flavors of doughnuts with creative names such as Berry Spears, Black Jack, Copa Ba

    October 1, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Old-style box-camera portraits intrigue Malaysians

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Observers could be forgiven for wondering why graphic designer and artist Jeffrey Lim lugs an old oil tin around with him. In an age of super-slim camera phones, it is far from obvious that Lim's tin is a combination camera and darkr

    October 1, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Malaysian maverick writer celebrates Kuala Lumpur's dark side

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Bernice Chauly, a prominent figure in Malaysia's literary scene, looked relieved as she reflected on her six-year journey to become a fiction author. "Everything about writing a novel," she said emphatically, "is difficult."Her debut

    September 30, 2017 03:09 pm JST
  • Carmaker Proton hopes foreign talent can put it back in gear

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Proton Holdings, Malaysia's money-losing national automaker, is hoping to turn its fortunes around with appointments of high-profile executives from foreign carmakers, including Geely and Volkswagen, as it seeks to become a top brand

    September 29, 2017 09:47 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises tracking U.S. stocks, rebound in regional currencies

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, after the S&P 500 index hit a record high in U.S. overnight and as regional currencies rebounded against the dollar.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.2% to 1,291.46. However, the inde

    September 29, 2017 08:17 pm JST
  • Malaysia shares fall for second week amid foreign fund outflows, Singapore stocks little changed

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia shares fell for a second consecutive week, as foreign investors continued their selloff amid increasing bets of U.S. monetary tightening in coming months. Singapore stocks were little changed for the week.Th

    September 29, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls on losses in airline stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian shares outside of Japan fell Thursday, as airline stocks extended losses and a proposed U.S. tax cut boosted the dollar.The Nikkei Asia300 Index shed 0.6% to close at 1,288.56. The H-shares of China Eastern Airlines and Ch

    September 28, 2017 08:42 pm JST
  • Malaysia shares fall for eighth day on foreign fund outflows, Singapore stocks end lower

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia shares fell for the eighth straight day on Thursday, weighed by concerns over foreign fund outflows. Singapore stocks also declined, led by interest rate sensitive real-estate stocks.The FTSE Bursa Malaysia

    September 28, 2017 08:26 pm JST