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  • Tech companies lead Nikkei Asia300 lower after Nasdaq slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan slumped Thursday, as regional technology companies fell, tracking an overnight selloff in their U.S. counterparts.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 1.5% to 1,381.03. South Korea's Samsung Electronic

    November 30, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares drop after US tech selloff

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore equities fell for a second day on Thursday after an overnight tumble in U.S. technology shares weighed on investor sentiment.Malaysia shares also declined. Sime Darby advanced following the spinoff of its p

    November 30, 2017 07:17 pm JST
  • Shareholders overwhelmingly back GLP delisting

    SINGAPORE -- Shareholders of Singapore-listed warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties on Thursday overwhelmingly gave their approval for the company to delist, in what will be one of Asia's largest private equity buyouts in recent years. The l

    November 30, 2017 06:57 pm JST
  • Nikkei launching new index for Asian corporate investment on Dec. 11

    TOKYO -- Nikkei Inc. on Dec. 11 will begin publishing the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index in an effort to make Asia's leading companies more accessible to investors.Retail investors will be able to buy in via investment trusts and other instruments

    November 30, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Singapore central bank highlights property market risks

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- A scramble for land in Singapore has drawn a fresh warning from the central bank about a potential oversupply in the housing market and spillover risks to financial stability.In its annual financial stability review rel

    November 30, 2017 04:07 pm JST
  • Qatar looks beyond its neighbors as embargo goes on

    DOHA As Qatar's isolation in the Persian Gulf region drags on, it is looking to strengthen economic ties with Asian countries, aiming to import more food and sell more liquefied natural gas.The decision by Qatar's neighbors in June to cut ties halte

    November 30, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Deborah Elms: It may be smaller, but the new 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 30, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan's discount king lures Singaporeans with Donki bargains

    Don Don Donki's first store in Singapore will sell about 30,000 items including fresh food.

    SINGAPORE -- Japan's Donki is coming to town on hopes that Singaporeans, keen on a bargain, would embrace the discount chain. Japan's Don Quijote, which is already popular among Asian tourists, is opening its first store in Asia outside of Japan on

    November 29, 2017 09:50 pm JST
  • Vietnamese brewer Sabeco aims to raise over $4 bn with divestment

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Wednesday that it will hold a public auction of more than 343 million shares (53.59%) in Saigon Alcohol Beer And Beverage Corporation (Sabeco), a large state-owned brewer, on Dec.

    November 29, 2017 08:49 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as North Korea tests another missile

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Wednesday as investors digested news of North Korea's latest missile test.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined less than 0.2% to 1,401.62North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile ea

    November 29, 2017 08:18 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks rebound as Tenaga hits record high, Singapore equities fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares recovered from nine-month lows on Wednesday, paced by gains in heavyweight Tenaga Nasional. Singapore stocks slipped from near 29-month highs.It was a mixed session for Asian markets with little disc

    November 29, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Singapore Exchange to switch to two-day stock settlement

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore Exchange plans to shorten the time taken to settle stock trades on the local bourse to two working days from three currently, a move that will align its clearing and settlement process with major financial mar

    November 29, 2017 06:47 pm JST
  • Tepco ties up with 'internet of things' startups to recharge operations

    TOKYO -- Alarmed at its eroding status as Japan's top regional utility, the Tokyo Electric Power group is looking to partner with startups outside its turf to boost profits and shore up its flagging customer base.The group is under the gun as its cu

    November 29, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index ends little changed after China recovery

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as a rebound in Chinese equities outweighed losses in energy producers ahead of a meeting by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.03%

    November 28, 2017 08:18 pm JST
  • Malaysian equities fall, dragged down by banking stocks, Singapore shares gain

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian stocks fell Tuesday, dragged down by AMMB Holdings and RHB Bank as the lenders reported a drop in quarterly profit.Shares in Singapore ended a choppy session with gains, tracking a recovery in most other As

    November 28, 2017 08:09 pm JST
  • Top Glove close to controlling 30% of global market

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Top Glove on Monday said it would be a step nearer to achieving its goal of controlling 30% of the global rubber glove market if it succeeded in acquiring rival Aspion. The Malaysian group, currently the world's largest producer of t

    November 27, 2017 09:29 pm JST
  • Chinese companies pull Nikkei Asia300 lower amid high funding costs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Monday, led by losses in Chinese companies, as investors remained concerned about elevated funding costs in the world's second-largest economy.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 1.1% to 1,4

    November 27, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks fall amid rising China borrowing costs, Malaysia equities gain

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares edged lower on Monday mirroring the decline in Japanese and Hong Kong markets as the specter of rising borrowing costs in China outweighed positive cues from Wall Street. Malaysian equities eked out

    November 27, 2017 08:04 pm JST
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    Asian regulators should focus on light touch for ICOs

    China banned initial coin offerings in September as "a form of unapproved illegal public financing behavior." South Korea followed suit a few weeks later. Regulators in Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.S. and other countries have also expressed concerns.

    November 27, 2017 11:50 am JST
  • Qatar looks to build Asia ties as Gulf isolation drags on

    DOHA, Qatar -- As Qatar's isolation in the Persian Gulf region drags on, it is looking to strengthen economic ties with Asian countries, aiming to import more food and sell more liquefied natural gas.The decision by Qatar's neighbors in June to cut

    November 25, 2017 07:09 pm JST