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  • Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

    SINGAPORE -- Some 60% of the world's population of people over 65 years old will live in Asia by 2030, causing a number of economies in the region to face demographic challenges before they get rich enough, according to a recent report by consultanc

    September 21, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • Asia's regulators crack down on digital currencies

    HONG KONG Authorities in Asia are alarmed at the rapid volume of investment in digital tokens offered through initial coin offerings, and are scrambling to create regulatory frameworks for the sector.The People's Bank of China has declared all ICOs

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The remarkable ability of opera to defy cultural appropriation

    Opera Hong Kong's new production of "Aida" in October will feature a Chinese soprano playing an African princess singing in Italian.At a time when cultural appropriation, whitewashing and other actual or perceived artistic infractions are topics of

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The remarkable ability of opera to defy cultural appropriation

    Opera Hong Kong's new production of "Aida" in October will feature a Chinese soprano playing an African princess singing in Italian.At a time when cultural appropriation, whitewashing and other actual or perceived artistic infractions are topics of

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong's AIA buying CBA's life insurance business in Australia, NZ for $3.04bn

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong's AIA Group's wholly owned unit AIA International is buying Commonwealth Bank of Australia's life insurance business in Australia and life and health insurance businesses in New Zealand for a combined 3.8 bill

    September 21, 2017 09:57 am JST
  • Geely hits record high as automakers rally in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) - Automakers led Hong Kong stocks higher on Wednesday on speculation that environmentally friendly cars will enjoy stronger support from Chinese policymakers. The broader market posted modest gains in cautious trade before

    September 20, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares edge higher ahead of US Fed announcement

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks edged higher in cautious morning trade on Wednesday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement due later in the day. A

    September 20, 2017 03:02 pm JST
  • Japan vows to promote "quality infrastructure" in Indo-Pacific

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday pledged to take the lead in promoting "quality infrastructure" in the Indo-Pacific region.Speaking in a meeting in New York on promoting high-quality and environmentally friendly inf

    September 20, 2017 09:17 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares dip as Tencent halts seven-day winning streak

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell for the first time in three days on Tuesday, with traders cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting and as investors appeared to lock in recent gains.The Hang Seng Index

    September 19, 2017 07:58 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks slip from 27-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell from a 27-month high on Tuesday morning, with property developers among the notable decliners amid concern about valuations and caution ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.

    September 19, 2017 02:59 pm JST
  • Young democracy activist among Macau election winners

    HONG KONG (AP) -- Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital's legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at the expense of candidates linked to the gambling industry.The results released

    September 18, 2017 05:26 pm JST
  • Hong Kong index surpasses 28,000 as developers rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced Monday, driven by property developers and heavyweight Tencent Holdings as investors took note of U.S. gains on Friday and the easing of geopolitical tensions over North Korea.The Hang Seng Inde

    September 18, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • ZhongAn to offer life insurance after Hong Kong IPO worth up to $1.5 bln

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- China's ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, the nation's first internet-only insurer, said it plans to add life insurance and other healthcare products to its range of policies after going public in Hong Kon

    September 18, 2017 12:21 pm JST
  • Asia's multinationals are hoarding cash like never before

    TOKYO -- Japan's Toyota Motor has always been known for squirreling away cash. But these days the automaker --nicknamed "Toyota Bank" for its $153 billion of reserves -- has plenty of company, especially among new Asian multinationals.Since 2000, th

    September 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong regulators scale back listing overhaul

    HONG KONG - Months of discussion over reforming Hong Kong's stock listing regulations were finally settled with the scrapping of a controversial proposal to establish a new screening apparatus involving the financial market watchdog.Hong Kong Exchan

    September 16, 2017 04:57 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares clinch weekly gain as Tencent, Geely rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares on Friday capped their fourth weekly gain in five weeks, with heavyweight Tencent Holdings and Geely Automobile Holdings leading the charge. This helped the market look past a weak set of Chinese econom

    September 15, 2017 08:02 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks shrug off North Korea missile launch

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced in choppy trading on Friday, recovering from early losses after North Korea test-fired its second ballistic missile over Japan within a month.The Hang Seng Index gained 0.3% to 27,861.42 by mid

    September 15, 2017 03:44 pm JST
  • Top Hong Kong developer's property sales slip amid market boom

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's largest developer by market capitalization, Sun Hung Kai Properties, booked 17% less in property sales at home for the year ended in June, despite a red-hot housing market where prices show no signs of abating.Property sales

    September 15, 2017 02:52 am JST
  • Hong Kong stocks decline after soft China economic data

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell in midday trading on Thursday, with property developers and banks extending a drop after the release of weaker-than-expected Chinese monthly retail-sales and industrial-output data.The official dat

    September 14, 2017 03:21 pm JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing improves on rising global trade

    HONG KONG Buoyed by a continuing recovery in global trade, Asian manufacturing improved in August, with eight of the 12 economies surveyed by the Nikkei showing a pickup and just four in contractionary territory. Economists, however, generally belie

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST