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  • Singapore, Malaysia shares rise as Wall Street rally spreads across Asia

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Singapore and Malaysia extended gains, with Singapore's Straits Times Index rising to a two-and-a-half year high, as an overnight record run on Wall Street spilled over into Asia.Gains for the region came a

    November 22, 2017 07:39 pm JST
  • Singapore oil services firms regain some appeal

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's battered offshore oil and gas services industry appears to be turning the corner as crude prices rebound and orders return, prompting some investors to test the waters by investing in companies that are like

    November 22, 2017 04:20 pm JST
  • How Bangkok became a model for mass transit

    BANGKOK -- To many Bangkok residents, the mass transit system is the jewel of the Thai capital for its role in rescuing the city from its own choking prosperity.For other emerging Asian countries seeking to relieve their traffic-clogged streets, it

    November 22, 2017 02:32 pm JST
  • Cover story

    Emerging Asian economies race to build metros amid choking congestion

    HO CHI MINH CITY/MANILA -- The distance between Maye Cristobal's house and her office in Manila's Makati business district is just 5km, but the 26-year-old lawyer often has to travel for one and a half hours. And that's just one way."It's hell!" she

    November 22, 2017 02:31 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent, China insurers rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings' market capitalization crossed $500 billion. Chinese insurers rallied.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,411.97.Hong Kong-listed Chinese

    November 21, 2017 08:56 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks rise to two-year highs, Malaysia shares advance

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose to more-than-two-year highs on Tuesday, encouraged by signs of strength in the domestic economy. Malaysia shares rebounded from near eight-month lows.Most other Asian markets also gained during

    November 21, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Hong Kong, Singapore are Asian stars in IMD talent ranking

    TOKYO -- Hong Kong and Singapore were the top two finishers in Asia in this year's IMD World Talent Ranking, bright spots in otherwise mediocre results for the region.The list, compiled by IMD, a Switzerland-based business school, aims to measure th

    November 21, 2017 03:47 pm JST
  • Strong exports spur third-quarter growth in Southeast Asia

    SINGAPORE -- Economic growth accelerated in all of the six major economies of Southeast Asia in the July-September quarter, driven by robust exports. But amid such signs as slowing consumer spending in Indonesia, it is not clear how long the uptrend

    November 21, 2017 03:07 pm JST
  • 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