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  • 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
  • Singapore, Malaysia equities fall as lower crude price damps energy sector stocks

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysia shares extended losses on Wednesday after crude oil prices slipped overnight and Wall Street weakened.Singapore's Straits Times Index dropped 0.9% to 3,368.70 and the Bursa Malaysia KLCI index

    November 15, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • Indonesia and Malaysia fire back at EU in palm oil war

    JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR -- Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint action to counter possible European Union restrictions on the import of palm oil. The two countries, which account for 82% of global palm oil output, raised the issue of import res

    November 15, 2017 07:09 pm JST
  • Singapore private home sales rise despite fewer launches

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Buyers in Singapore are snapping up private apartments as the number of new projects shrinks, raising concerns that prices may be headed north.Private developers have bid aggressively for residential sites that have com

    November 15, 2017 06:45 pm JST
  • Singapore's Olam records higher quarterly profit as sales surge

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Commodity trader Olam International reported a 17.5% increase in third-quarter earnings as sales increased, offsetting weakness in the prices of some of its commodities.However, Olam said that the outlook remained uncer

    November 15, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • J. Brian Waterhouse

    Japan's banks look southeast

    Japan's manufacturing industries have been enjoying record profits thanks to a combination of stringent cost controls, growth in global trade and a weakening yen. Yet, the banking industry remains under a cloud, with the latest round of interim resu

    November 15, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Asia Insight

    Xi Jinping bests Trump in Asia-Pacific diplomacy

    HANOI -- The hospitality U.S. President Donald Trump received on his tour of Asia was so warm that he may have felt more at home than in Washington, where he is constantly sparring with the media. But while Trump was relishing the red-carpet treatme

    November 15, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • South China Sea dispute 'toned down' at ASEAN meeting

    MANILA -- Competing claims over territory in the South China Sea, which have long held center stage at meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have been getting less attention at the current ASEAN summit and in related meetings being

    November 14, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • After delay, RCEP leaders resolve to wrap up pact in 2018

    MANILA -- Leaders of the 16 nations negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed Asia-Pacific free trade deal, resolved on Tuesday to conclude the talks within 2018. The plan had been to finalize a deal this year."I am opt

    November 14, 2017 09:56 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as China data sparks slowdown worries

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as a slowdown in China's industrial output and retail sales dented investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,380.97.China's industrial output rose 6.2% in October, d

    November 14, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares fall as China data damps investor appetite

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks lost ground on Tuesday as tepid Chinese data brought some caution among investors, damping key index components. Malaysian stocks fell for a third day, hitting seven-month lows.Singapore's Straits Ti

    November 14, 2017 08:09 pm JST
  • Nikkei Editorial

    TPP 11 trade agreement is a deal to build on

    The 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership have reached a broad agreement on a renegotiated version of the trade pact that does not include the U.S. The TPP 11, as they are called, have kept intact key provisions from the original

    November 14, 2017 05:30 pm JST
  • ASEAN may partially dump its rule-by-consensus principle

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is planning to revise the principle way it has governed itself for half a century -- by taking positions only when all members form a consensus. The 10-nation bloc is also looking at strengthening

    November 14, 2017 03:13 pm JST