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  • China up close

    Japan and China send sweet words, for now

    TOKYO -- It was a fresh sign of rapidly warming relations when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a surprise appearance at a gala hosted by the Chinese embassy in Tokyo on Sept. 28.The party was held to celebrate China's Oct. 1 National Day and

    October 9, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda

    Economic breathing space is an opportunity to strengthen resilience

    The world economy has settled into a holding pattern, with a broad-based but plodding recovery underway characterized by weak productivity and investment growth. Both advanced and emerging market economies have maintained modest growth momentum, but

    October 8, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index over 2% on week after US shares' record run

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced on Friday to end the week higher after U.S. equity indexes rose to fresh record highs on optimism over tax reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,320.81 points Friday. The index is

    October 6, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Asian parents among top spenders on education

    SINGAPORE -- Asian parents are investing heavily in education to give their children better career opportunities in an increasingly competitive job market, according to an HSBC report.The report was based on a survey of over 8,400 parents in 15 coun

    October 6, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • Singapore may let currency strengthen as growth quickens

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's central bank may signal its willingness to let the city-state's currency strengthen next week, persuaded by a strengthening economy and signs that inflation could pick up next year.Although most analysts bel

    October 6, 2017 05:56 pm JST
  • Japanese farmers' market coming to Singapore airport

    TOKYO -- Japan's agricultural cooperatives have begun providing produce for sale at Singapore's Changi Airport, in hopes of capturing the hearts of global travelers and fueling demand for Japanese food overseas.The National Federation of Agricultura

    October 6, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Uber to hail more cab operators in Asia

    TOKYO -- Uber Technologies seeks to step up collaboration with taxi companies in Asia to expand its regional presence amid a host of regulatory barriers.The Japanese arm of the American ride-booking giant will make an announcement as early as Friday

    October 6, 2017 02:43 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher as Singapore property developers advance

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, helped by Singapore property developers and positive U.S. cues.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.2% to 1,315.07. Trading was thin as markets in Hong Kong, China, and South Korea wer

    October 5, 2017 08:27 pm JST
  • Singapore shares gain on real-estate developers, Malaysia stocks fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose Thursday, led by real-estate developers amid expectations of a rebound in the city-state's residential property market.Malaysia shares fell on renewed concerns about foreign fund outflows.Singap

    October 5, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Resona to offer M&A brokerage services in Southeast Asia

    SINGAPORE -- Resona Holdings will launch a mergers and acquisitions service in Southeast Asia for Japanese companies, with its Singaporean subsidiary at the core of the operation.Using Resona Merchant Bank Asia, formerly AFC Merchant Bank, acquired

    October 5, 2017 12:40 pm JST
  • US casino giant Sands eyes $10bn resort in Japan

    TOKYO -- Major casino operator Las Vegas Sands is eager to open a world-class integrated resort in Japan that focuses on exhibition halls and other non-casino components, an executive told The Nikkei in an interview Wednesday.George Tanasijevich, wh

    October 5, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • SilkAir to stay separate from Singapore Airlines: CEO Foo

    SINGAPORE -- SilkAir, Singapore Airlines' regional arm, is to stay separate from its parent, at least for now, said Foo Chai Woo, SilkAir's chief executive, on Wednesday."We still see the benefit of maintaining separate operations and the separate b

    October 4, 2017 10:15 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances tracking record U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, buoyed by record-high U.S. equities, even as Chinese developers extended their gains.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% to 1,312.51. Taiwan's financial markets were closed on Wed

    October 4, 2017 08:58 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks lower as SIA Engineering slumps, Malaysian equities gain

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Wednesday, weighed by a slump in SIA Engineering after JP Morgan reportedly offered to sell a stake in the aircraft maintenance services provider. Malaysia stocks edged higher.SIA Engineering pl

    October 4, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • Singapore's Noble Group to sell oil liquids unit this year

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore-listed Noble Group plans to sell its global oil liquids business by the end of December in line with efforts to trim its core Asian coal trading business.The company said in a press release that it will "progress" the sale of

    October 4, 2017 11:47 am JST
  • Singapore PMI rises to 53.7 in September

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Singapore Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.7 in September from 53.2 in August, hitting the highest reading in just over three years.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward cont

    October 4, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Singapore Airlines connects with Grab for passenger rides

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Airlines (SIA) is teaming up with Grab, Southeast Asia's largest homegrown ride-hailing company, to integrate their mobile apps and enable SIA customers to book Grab rides more conveniently.Using the SingaporeAir app, passenge

    October 3, 2017 11:21 pm JST
  • 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
  • OCBC, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ in Singapore blockchain tie-up

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Three major banks are joining forces in Singapore to build a customer identification and verification system using blockchain technology, potentially lowering compliance costs as lenders step up efforts to combat money

    October 3, 2017 07:31 pm JST