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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index up 31% in first year from launch

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 31% in the first years since its launch on Dec. 1, 2016, buoyed by fast-growing Asian companies that are aggressively adopting information technologies, and by a surging health care sector.The index is calculat

    December 1, 2017 10:50 am JST
  • China's HNA Group accelerates assets sales amid drop in creditworthiness

    HONG KONG -- China's aggressive outbound investor HNA Group is winding down its overseas assets as borrowing costs for the Hainan-based conglomerate have shot up on concerns over its mounting debt piles and murky structure.The company that started o

    December 1, 2017 12:31 am JST
  • Tech companies lead Nikkei Asia300 lower after Nasdaq slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan slumped Thursday, as regional technology companies fell, tracking an overnight selloff in their U.S. counterparts.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 1.5% to 1,381.03. South Korea's Samsung Electronic

    November 30, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares tumble but still post 10th monthly gain this year

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Thursday, trimming their 10th monthly advance of 2017, as Tencent Holdings slumped after rallying to a string of record-highs earlier in November.The Hang Seng Index sank 1.5% to 29,177.35, p

    November 30, 2017 07:49 pm JST
  • Nikkei launching new index for Asian corporate investment on Dec. 11

    TOKYO -- Nikkei Inc. on Dec. 11 will begin publishing the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index in an effort to make Asia's leading companies more accessible to investors.Retail investors will be able to buy in via investment trusts and other instruments

    November 30, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Tech companies lead Hong Kong stocks lower after Nasdaq slump

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a fourth day of losses on Thursday, led by heavyweight internet major Tencent Holdings and Apple-supplier AAC Technologies Holdings, following a sell-off in U.S. technology stocks overnight.T

    November 30, 2017 03:12 pm JST
  • Mainland Chinese names drive Hang Seng's return to 30,000

    HONG KONG The Hang Seng Index topped 30,000 for the first time in a decade on Nov. 22 amid a market sea change that is bringing mainland Chinese companies to the fore and leaving many big local names behind.The Hong Kong benchmark ended the day at 3

    November 30, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong stocks slip as Chinese companies extend fall

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares edged lower on Wednesday as Chinese companies listed in the city fell for the fourth time in five days, led by insurers and banks.The Hang Seng Index gave up 0.2% at 29,623.83, with heavyweight Tencent

    November 29, 2017 08:22 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as North Korea tests another missile

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Wednesday as investors digested news of North Korea's latest missile test.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined less than 0.2% to 1,401.62North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile ea

    November 29, 2017 08:18 pm JST
  • Tencent, AAC Technologies pace losses for Hong Kong stocks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares edged lower on Wednesday as investors appeared to take profits in technology stocks, while Chinese companies listed in the city remained under pressure amid rising borrowing costs in the mainland.By the

    November 29, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • Li Ka-shing's CK Asset remains reluctant to travel Belt and Road

    HONG KONG -- China's Belt and Road Initiative may be the next gold mine for international trade, but Hong Kong property mogul Li Ka-shing appears in no hurry to jump into the game.While the business world hails Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitio

    November 29, 2017 02:19 am JST
  • Nissin Foods sees Hong Kong IPO speeding expansion decisions

    HONG KONG -- A Nissin Foods Holdings subsidiary expects to make quicker decisions on acquisitions and collaboration in greater China with its planned listing next month on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.The Japanese food conglomerate's Hong Kong un

    November 29, 2017 01:21 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index ends little changed after China recovery

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as a rebound in Chinese equities outweighed losses in energy producers ahead of a meeting by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.03%

    November 28, 2017 08:18 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares erase early losses to end little changed

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks erased most of their intraday losses on Tuesday, with a rebound by Tencent Holdings and AAC Technologies Holdings helping support the market even as property developers fell amid concern about elevated

    November 28, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares extend losses as China bond worries persist

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a second consecutive day of losses on Tuesday, weighed down by index heavyweight Tencent Holdings and insurers, while concern about elevated credit costs kept mainland stocks under pressure.T

    November 28, 2017 02:19 pm JST
  • Hong Kong offices are world's most expensive to rent

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong has replaced London as the most expensive city for businesses to set up office thanks to the depreciation of British pound and aggressive expansion of mainland companies, survey shows.Rental costs per desk for prime office bui

    November 28, 2017 09:05 am JST
  • Chinese companies pull Nikkei Asia300 lower amid high funding costs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Monday, led by losses in Chinese companies, as investors remained concerned about elevated funding costs in the world's second-largest economy.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 1.1% to 1,4

    November 27, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks slide on concern over borrowing costs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday as investors continued to fret about high credit costs in China, with heavyweights such as Tencent Holdings and Ping An Insurance Group pulling back further from the all-time highs they r

    November 27, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks dragged lower amid lingering China credit woes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell as Chinese equities resumed losses amid lingering concerns over elevated borrowing costs in Asia's largest economy.The Hang Seng Index shed 0.4% to 29,737.45 by noon. Ping An Insurance Group fell 2

    November 27, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Mainland students in Hong Kong confront separatist sentiment

    HONG KONG -- The University of Hong Kong is at the heart of the independence movement in the special administrative region. Student leaders from the prestigious university, which ranks among the best in Asia, led the Umbrella Movement in 2014. Yet t

    November 27, 2017 02:30 pm JST