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  • Hong Kong shares struggle after Wall Street pullback

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks were little changed on Friday after modest overnight losses on Wall Street and range-bound trading for mainland equities as investors awaited a key Communist Party meeting in China next week.The Hang Se

    October 13, 2017 02:43 pm JST
  • Taiwanese companies fuel gains in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, helped by a rally in Taiwanese companies and overnight gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,345.96.All the three major U.S. indexes climbed to records on Wedne

    October 12, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Chinese stocks in Hong Kong reach 26-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks advanced on Thursday, with gains by insurance companies helping an index of Chinese companies listed in the city reach a 26-month high.The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of large mainland companies c

    October 12, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul among world's most 'magnetic' cities

    TOKYO -- Tokyo remains the world's third most appealing city and is approaching second-ranked New York, according to a report released Thursday. Asian cities placed strongly in the ranking by the Institute for Urban Strategies of the Mori Memorial F

    October 12, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Wharf, Cathay Pacific rise as Hong Kong shares eke out gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks changed directions a few times on Thursday morning, as caution ahead of the Party Congress in China next week overshadowed an overnight bounce on Wall Street.By midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.3% t

    October 12, 2017 03:14 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • A manufacturing uptick can't pierce South Korea's gloom

    HONG KONG Despite escalating threats from its northern neighbor, South Korea saw its manufacturing condition pick up on stronger domestic demand and output last month. But analysts remain cautious about the country's economic outlook as the ongoing

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • For China, monetary policy takes backseat to growth

    HONG KONG With Chinese President Xi Jinping kicking off his second term at the Communist Party congress starting Oct. 18, economists expect authorities to take few if any steps to tighten monetary policy so as not to rattle the economy.Most responde

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • New Hong Kong leader proposes small business tax cut, housing help

    HONG KONG -- Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday laid out a broad vision for Hong Kong in her first policy address since she assumed the city's highest office, pledging to help the middle class by lowering the tax rate on small businesses and pr

    October 11, 2017 11:21 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Samsung extends gains

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, as heavyweight Samsung Electronics extended gains ahead of its preliminary third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,337.13.Asian equities also got a boost from

    October 11, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • Developers pull Hong Kong shares down from near 10-year high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks retreated after a volatile trading session on Wednesday, with a gauge of property developers dropping the most in two weeks amid concern over the outlook for home prices.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.4% to

    October 11, 2017 08:05 pm JST
  • Hong Kong market nearly flat after new leader's speech

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed after a choppy morning session Wednesday, with property developers giving up early gains as investors digested Chief Executive Carrie Lam's debut policy address.The Hang Seng Index w

    October 11, 2017 02:46 pm JST
  • Ride-hailing apps a boon for Asia's motorcycle taxis

    Mobile ride-hailing apps are fast finding a place in Asia's taxi industry via motorcycles and motorized tricycles, typically cheaper alternatives to autos.The trend is being helped along by the increasing ubiquity of smartphones and improved wireles

    October 11, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks jump toward 10-year high on mainland buying

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares revisited a near 10-year high on Tuesday, paced by gains for HSBC Holdings and developers as mainland investors continued to pour money into the local market.The Hang Seng Index added 0.6% to 28,490.83,

    October 10, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Samsung, SK Telekom jump

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, led by South Korean chipmakers on earnings optimism. Hong Kong developers rallied ahead of a policy address by the city's chief executive.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,32

    October 10, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks waver after retreat on Wall Street

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares swung between gains and losses on Tuesday as investors appeared to stay on the sidelines after a recent strong rally and modest losses overnight on Wall Street.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1% to 28,353.

    October 10, 2017 03:52 pm JST
  • South Korea's gloom prevails despite manufacturing upturn

    HONG KONG -- Despite escalating threats from its northern neighbor, South Korea saw its manufacturing condition pick up on stronger domestic demand and output last month. But analysts remain cautious about the country's economic outlook as the ongoi

    October 10, 2017 11:05 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as China services growth eases to 21-month low

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Monday after growth in China's services sector slowed to a 21-month low.The Nikkei Asia300 Index slipped 0.1% to 1,319.44.According to the Caixin/Market survey, which focuses mostly o

    October 9, 2017 09:02 pm JST
  • Energy producers, casinos drag Hong Kong shares off highs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks retreated on Monday, three days after recording their best weekly gain since July, weighed down by losses for energy and gaming companies even as mainland Chinese shares rose in their first trading sess

    October 9, 2017 08:09 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks come off high as China markets reopen

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed lower for the first time in five days on concern about valuations after the city's benchmark gauge neared a 10-year high. Mainland Chinese equities jumped as the market reopened following a weekl

    October 9, 2017 02:38 pm JST