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  • Glencore on offensive as zinc prices recover, China cuts production

    TOKYO -- Swiss mining giant Glencore's decision to drastically cut zinc production during a commodity price slump in 2015 is paying off and sending ripples through the market.The benchmark zinc futures on the London Metal Exchange hit a 10-year high

    January 4, 2018 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia seen leading global wage growth in 2018

    TOKYO -- Asian workers are expected to enjoy the highest real wage growth in the world in 2018, thanks to solid growth and changes in the region's economic structure, while their counterparts in Japan and the Western advanced economies will see wage

    January 4, 2018 09:50 am JST
  • Japanese window maker plans R&D center near Jakarta

    TOKYO -- Japanese building materials maker YKK AP plans to open a research and development center in Indonesia during 2018 to design window products for hot, humid Southeast Asian markets. It also will consider local income levels when developing pr

    January 4, 2018 03:29 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index extends gains as tech stocks advance

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, extending their strong start to the year, after a record close for the S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 1% to 1,442.41, adding to Tuesday's simila

    January 3, 2018 08:40 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian medical services providers eye China market

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian medical services providers are turning their sights toward China, with the aim of attracting the growing medical demands of wealthy Chinese as the population ages and more foreign companies expand their businesses in the

    January 3, 2018 06:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing PMI slips to 49.9 in December

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, slipped to 49.9 in December from 50.8 in November.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction."The ASEAN manufacturin

    January 3, 2018 09:30 am JST
  • Indonesia launches rail service from Jakarta to country's largest airport

    JAKARTA -- Indonesia's main aviation hub opened a new railway service to Jakarta on Tuesday, in an effort to tackle massive traffic congestion that has choked the city's roads and highways for years. Jakarta had been one of the few Asian capitals la

    January 2, 2018 05:47 pm JST
  • Indonesia expecting to see a big-ticket recovery in 2018

    Indonesia's urban consumers will see better days in 2018 after nearly two years of weak income performance. We expect higher household incomes to lead to faster consumption growth, although this will depend on how the rupiah is affected by monetary

    January 2, 2018 11:00 am JST
  • Indonesia's manufacturing PMI signals contraction for the first time since July

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 49.3 in December from 50.4 in November.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. It was the first time

    January 2, 2018 09:30 am JST
  • 9 Asian business newsmakers to watch in 2018

    Asian companies have had an impressive run in recent years, raising their profiles in the global marketplace. Now that 2018 -- the year of the dog -- is upon us, can they maintain their momentum as new technologies like artificial intelligence and e

    January 1, 2018 06:21 pm JST
  • Thitinan Pongsudhirak

    Authoritarianism is accelerating in Southeast Asia

    The year 2018 will mark the start of a period in which outright authoritarianism and illiberal quasi-democracy are likely to be Southeast Asia's prevailing norms. With few exceptions, liberal values and fundamental freedoms and rights will be manipu

    January 1, 2018 07:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asian countries vie for port supremacy

    SINGAPORE -- The Port of Singapore has long been the unchallenged leader among marine transport hubs in Southeast Asia, but that may be changing as it suffers slowing growth in container traffic growth and nearby ports in Indonesia and Malaysia ga

    December 31, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • That's a wrap! What made the business headlines in 2017

    TOKYO -- Asian businesses took center stage this year as new digital technologies such as mobile payments and environmental commitments in areas including electric vehicles changed how people live, triggering new industry alliances and gathering inv

    December 30, 2017 07:30 pm JST
  • Chinese cities' GDP swell by 2035 but can't beat NY, Tokyo, London

    TOKYO -- China's four economic centers, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Tianjin, will be among the world's 10 largest cities in terms of gross domestic product by 2035, but they will still trail New York, Tokyo and London, according to the latest f

    December 30, 2017 07:15 pm JST
  • Commodities, tech led Asia's first equity bull run in five years

    TOKYO -- For the first time in five years, all key equity markets in Asia enjoyed a bull run in 2017 and market participants expect gains to be extended in 2018."Strong market fundamentals supported by steady recovery of the world economy helped us

    December 29, 2017 08:58 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises 37% in 2017 as global economic growth picks up

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 37% this year as pickup in global growth, U.S. tax reforms, and continued monetary policy support from major central banks prompted a surge in risk assets. Technology companies in China and South Ko

    December 29, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as technology stocks recover

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, as technology companies recovered from losses triggered by concerns over demand for Apple's iPhone.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.8% to 1,407.51. Index heavyweight Samsung Electr

    December 28, 2017 09:11 pm JST
  • Asia in pictures 2017

    A year of missiles, murder, mourning and Trump

    TOKYO -- Having witnessed the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the Rohingya refugee crisis and high profile scandals at some of the world's largest companies, it has been a tumultuous year for Asia. Here is a look back at the most striking images of 2

    December 28, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Japan's Gakken to launch after-school classes in Indonesia

    TOKYO -- Japanese education company Gakken Holdings will start after-school educational services for elementary school students in Asia, with the aim of providing services for about 50,000 children within five years.Starting from Jan. 15, Gakken wil

    December 28, 2017 01:43 pm JST
  • Upstart Hong Kong insurer FWD seeks a 'pan-Asian' reach

    HONG KONG Insurance company FWD Group has made impressive inroads across Asia in just half a decade, pairing an aggressive acquisition strategy with a technology-focused approach aimed at tapping the region's young and growing middle class.Hong Kong

    December 28, 2017 10:00 am JST