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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises to record

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings hit another record high and Thailand economy's expanded at the fastest pace in more than four years.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% to close at

    November 20, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Banking stocks drag Malaysian equities lower, Singapore shares post marginal gains

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian stocks swung to losses on Monday, dragged by banks ahead of their earnings. Singapore shares edged higher as the bullish outlook for the domestic economy outweighed negative cues from China and Europe.The B

    November 20, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Toshiba looks to raise more than $5bn, end risk of delisting

    TOKYO -- Toshiba's board of directors decided to raise some 600 billion yen ($5.35 billion) in capital, the Japanese electronics maker said Sunday, in a move to ensure that the company remains listed if plans to sell its memory chip unit do not proc

    November 20, 2017 05:38 am JST
  • Singapore sponges up Silicon Valley wisdom to win the future

    SINGAPORE -- In 2016, while attending the National University of Singapore, Lim Jing Rong and Davis Gay teamed up to co-found a financial-technology startup.The major motivation that led them to create their own business? Their one-year experience i

    November 18, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • China, ASEAN still far from South China Sea code of conduct

    MANILA -- The leaders of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have formally endorsed the framework adopted by their foreign ministers in August for a code of conduct (COC) to handle overlapping territorial claims in

    November 17, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Singapore telecom carrier CEO quits suddenly

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's second-largest telecom carrier StarHub said its CEO Tan Tong Hai will step down next May. The surprise announcement came on Friday after the market closed.The company has so far not given any reasons for the resignation, alt

    November 17, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares post weekly losses

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares declined this week, hurt by losses in heavyweight Singapore Telecommunications and lenders. Malaysian stocks suffered their worst weekly fall this year amid foreign fund outflows.Singapore's Straits

    November 17, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Singapore exports rebound in October, allaying slowdown fears

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's key exports rebounded in October after a surprise contraction the previous month, indicating the city-state's trade-driven economy remains on the ascent.According to figures released by trade agency Internat

    November 17, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Singapore's Jardine C&C keen to lift Vinamilk stake

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Having spent more than $1 billion within a week to acquire 8.9% of Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, Singapore-listed Jardine Cycle & Carriage says it is prepared to raise its stake further should it have the opportu

    November 17, 2017 02:22 pm JST
  • Deborah Elms

    The revised TPP is still a big deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is moving forward once again. With the endorsement of the leaders of 11 countries, the deal could come into force as soon as next year.This is not quite the same TPP deal that was in place a year ago. Th

    November 17, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Singapore's ban on North Korea trade highlights tougher line

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's recent ban on all commercial trade with North Korea, as the international community seeks to cool leader Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions. The move is in line with the increasingly tough steps that other Southeast Asian natio

    November 16, 2017 11:44 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, as Tencent Holdings paced a rally in technology shares after upbeat third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,380.25.Index heavyweight Tencent advanced 2.3% a

    November 16, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks fall after Wall Street selloff

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell to three-week lows and Malaysian equities hit their lowest in eight months, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street.Global risk appetite has wobbled in recent sessions amid uncertainties over U

    November 16, 2017 08:11 pm JST
  • Alibaba affiliates sweep top 3 spots in global fintech ranking

    SINGAPORE -- Financial technology companies linked to China's Alibaba Group Holding took over the podium in KPMG's latest Fintech 100 list, announced on Wednesday.Ant Financial, which runs Alibaba's massive Alipay e-payments network, took the No. 1

    November 16, 2017 02:55 pm JST
  • The TPP 11 rekindle multilateral trade hopes as Trump looks on

    DANANG, Vietnam When Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi walked into the press briefing room at the International Media Center in Danang on Nov. 11, his expression told many stories. One of them was of fatigue, as was to b

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Duterte says the South China Sea dispute is better left untouched

    MANILA Following bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping the previous day, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Nov. 12 that a territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and five Asian countries, including the Philipp

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Can an 'America first' approach restore US leadership in Asia?

    DANANG, Vietnam U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear -- finally -- that America intends to stay involved in the Asia-Pacific region. What is far less certain is whether bilateral deals that put "America first" will be enough to curb China's

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: Singtel stakes its future on going way beyond telecommunications

    SINGAPORE At Singapore Telecommunications' headquarters in the heart of this city-state, nearly a dozen engineers huddle around computer screens, monitoring the health of the country's computer network. In this small corner room decked out like a go

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • In search of Southeast Asia's colorful Peranakan culture

    It was during the 15th and 16th centuries that men from China's Fujian and Guangdong regions emigrated to a new world opening up along the Strait of Malacca. Some dreamed of striking it rich as traders. Others were merely looking to escape poverty o

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index drops as energy stocks fall on crude's slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian equities outside of Japan fell Wednesday as easing crude oil prices dragged energy related stocks lower amid weakening global risk appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.8% to close at 1,369.47. H-shares of PetroChina an

    November 15, 2017 08:13 pm JST