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  • 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
  • Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda

    Economic breathing space is an opportunity to strengthen resilience

    The world economy has settled into a holding pattern, with a broad-based but plodding recovery underway characterized by weak productivity and investment growth. Both advanced and emerging market economies have maintained modest growth momentum, but

    October 8, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • 'Nikkei' cuisine gets prime seat at world culinary table

    NEW YORK -- From New York to London to Barcelona, there is growing enthusiasm among diners for "Nikkei" cuisine, a culinary style that has its origins in the late 1800s among Japanese emigrants to Peru.Like immigrants elsewhere, the Japanese who set

    October 7, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index over 2% on week after US shares' record run

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced on Friday to end the week higher after U.S. equity indexes rose to fresh record highs on optimism over tax reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,320.81 points Friday. The index is

    October 6, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Asian parents among top spenders on education

    SINGAPORE -- Asian parents are investing heavily in education to give their children better career opportunities in an increasingly competitive job market, according to an HSBC report.The report was based on a survey of over 8,400 parents in 15 coun

    October 6, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares post best week since July with PBOC boost

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares clinched their best weekly advance since July, helped by China's efforts to direct bank credit to small businesses.The Hang Seng Index added 3.3% during the week, which was shortened to three trading da

    October 6, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares near 10-year high after Wall Street advance

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks extended gains to a near 10-year high on Friday, powered by another record close on Wall Street and upbeat sentiment over plans by China's central bank to bolster lending to small companies.The Hang Sen

    October 6, 2017 02:46 pm JST
  • Hong Kong PMI rises to 51.2 in September

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Hong Kong Purchasing Managers' Index for September rose to 51.2 from August's 49.7."The latest PMI survey signaled renewed growth in output and order books although the labor market continued to struggle," Bernard Aw, Principal E

    October 6, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher as Singapore property developers advance

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, helped by Singapore property developers and positive U.S. cues.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.2% to 1,315.07. Trading was thin as markets in Hong Kong, China, and South Korea wer

    October 5, 2017 08:27 pm JST
  • Hong Kong Express Airways fires CEO Cowen

    HONG KONG -- Shaken by embarrassing flight cancellations during a peak travel season, Hong Kong Express Airways, a discount carrier based in the territory, on Wednesday fired CEO Andrew Cowen.The company abruptly canceled 18 flights on three routes

    October 5, 2017 07:17 pm JST
  • ZhongAn benefits from the 'Ma effect'

    HONG KONG When the heads of three of China's most prominent companies join hands to launch a startup, investors notice.Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings' Pony Ma Huateng, and Peter Ma Mingzhe of Ping An Insurance Group did just

    October 5, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China seen staying the course on monetary policy: survey

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

    October 5, 2017 04:24 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances tracking record U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, buoyed by record-high U.S. equities, even as Chinese developers extended their gains.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% to 1,312.51. Taiwan's financial markets were closed on Wed

    October 4, 2017 08:58 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares climb to highest level in 29 months

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks closed at 29-month highs on Wednesday, as China's recent measures to boost liquidity continued to lend steam to mainland companies, and the upbeat global economic outlook fueled risk appetite.The Hang S

    October 4, 2017 08:39 pm JST
  • Genting Hong Kong to cease secondary listing in Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian casino operator Genting has obtained conditional approval to delist its Hong Kong unit from the Singapore Exchange's main board, where it has a secondary listing.Genting Hong Kong, a cruise ship operator, said on Tuesday it

    October 4, 2017 02:48 pm JST
  • Chinese financials lead Hong Kong shares higher

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a third straight day of advances after U.S. indexes rose to fresh record highs overnight. Mainland companies listed in the city extended gains following the Chinese central bank's move to boo

    October 4, 2017 02:31 pm JST
  • China's big 4 banks boosted by reserve rate cut

    HONG KONG -- Shares in China's four leading commercial banks continued to advance here Tuesday following the Chinese central bank's decision to cut the amount of funds certain lenders must hold as reserves.Agricultural Bank of China climbed as much

    October 4, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • Las Vegas shooting hits MGM China shares

    HONG KONG -- The mass shooting in the U.S. city of Las Vegas prompted investors to sell MGM China Holdings shares halfway around the world here Tuesday, following a sharp drop in the American parent's shares Monday.MGM China, a major casino operator

    October 4, 2017 02:03 am JST
  • Hong Kong stocks hit 28-month peak after China's reserve cut

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose to 28-month highs after the People's Bank of China unexpectedly cut the reserve requirement for some lenders. Upbeat factory activity data from Asia's largest economy also drew investors to mainlan

    October 3, 2017 09:33 pm JST
  • Chinese ceramic sets record price at Sotheby's auction

    HONG KONG -- A rare 900-year-old Northern Song dynasty ceramic dish sold to an anonymous buyer for 294.3 million Hong Kong dollars ($37.7 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting a record for the highest price ever paid at aucti

    October 3, 2017 09:22 pm JST