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  • 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
  • Gold smugglers take a shine to Japan

    TOKYO/BEIJING It was midway through Vanilla Air Flight JW172 on July 9 when one of the cabin attendants doing cleanup duty found something peculiar. In the toilet toward the rear of the aircraft, a panel that was normally screwed tight to the wall w

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am 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 be

    September 13, 2017 08:35 pm JST
  • Chinese banks drag Hong Kong stocks from near two-week high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares retreated from their highest level in nearly two weeks on Wednesday, paced by losses for property developers and Chinese banks listed in the city.The Hang Seng Index lost 0.3% to 27,894.08, coming off i

    September 13, 2017 07:07 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks retreat as developers, Chinese banks fall

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their first loss in four days as investors shrugged off an extended rally on Wall Street and appeared to lock in recent gains amid caution over equity valuations.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.3%

    September 13, 2017 03:15 pm JST
  • New iPhone no big deal for Asian investors

    TOKYO -- Apple may have wowed fans with its new iPhone X, but Asian investors in the company's suppliers are hardly impressed.Stock prices of suppliers were mixed in the region, with market players worried that iPhones are losing their appeal in the

    September 13, 2017 02:48 pm JST
  • BYD, Geely rally to lead Chinese companies in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares of Chinese companies trading in Hong Kong climbed on Tuesday as investors snapped up automakers with an interest in electric cars amid speculation the government favored environmentally friendly vehicles.Electric

    September 12, 2017 07:49 pm JST
  • Hong Kong traders show caution over North Korea sanctions

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed on Tuesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index dithering near the 28,000-point level as investors reacted cautiously to the decision by the U.N. Security Council to impose more sanctio

    September 12, 2017 03:56 pm JST
  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    Hong Kong should add the euro to its dollar peg

    Twenty years after the handover of Hong Kong to China from Britain, it is time for a radical rethink of the local currency's peg to the dollar. A new regime pegging the Hong Kong dollar to a basket composed of the dollar and euro would better serve

    September 12, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Taiwan activist pleads guilty to subversion charges in China

    TAIPEI -- A Taiwanese rights activist pleaded guilty to subversion charges in China on Monday, in the country's first prosecution of a nonprofit worker since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign nongovernmental organizations.Taiwan

    September 11, 2017 09:39 pm JST
  • Tencent reaches all-time high to help lift Hong Kong stocks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced on Monday, with heavyweight Tencent Holdings hitting an all-time high, as investor appetite for risk improved after North Korea refrained from conducting a missile test over the weekend.The Han

    September 11, 2017 07:54 pm JST
  • Hong Kong market shows relief over North Korean quiet

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their highest level in more than a week on Monday morning as investors appeared to take comfort from the absence of the North Korean missile test over the weekend that some observers had expe

    September 11, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Asia curbs digital coin offerings, but finds regulation hard

    HONG KONG -- Alarmed at a sudden rise in the volume of investment in digital tokens being offered through initial coin offerings, Asian authorities are scrambling to set out regulatory frameworks for the sector.The People's Bank of China has declare

    September 11, 2017 12:14 pm JST
  • Japan's discount eyewear chains envision wider future in Asia

    TOKYO -- Japanese discount eyewear makers are expanding into the larger Asian market, as Owndays rolls out new stores in Thailand while Zoff looks to open its first location in Hong Kong with Convenience Retail Asia, an affiliate of Li & Fung.Eyegla

    September 10, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Developers boost Hong Kong shares as US dollar slides

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares climbed on Friday morning, with an index of property developers jumping the most in 18 months as a sliding U.S. dollar and buoyant demand lured homebuyers.The Hang Seng Index had risen 0.6% to 27,689.84

    September 8, 2017 03:15 pm JST
  • Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector grows fastest in August's Asia PMI

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia Sector Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for August showed output growth in 14 of the 19 sectors monitored.Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology (55.7) marked the sharpest growth, followed by commercial & professional services (

    September 8, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Interview

    Macau gaming industry rebounds, Wynn Resorts chief says

    NEW YORK -- Macau's gaming business has recovered from the slump sparked by China's anti-corruption campaign, while also benefiting from a more experienced regulatory agency in the territory that contributes to the industry's health, the CEO and cha

    September 8, 2017 05:18 am JST
  • Hong Kong fintech firm moves ahead with coin offering despite warning

    HONG KONG -- Shrugging off the financial regulator's caution against cryptocurrency investing, Hong Kong-based technology company Octo3 announced Thursday a public token sale to finance the upgrade of its existing payment processing network into a b

    September 8, 2017 01:44 am JST
  • Financial stocks weigh down Hong Kong market

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares erased early gains to end at a two-week low Thursday as geopolitical tensions kept investors cautious and mainland Chinese equities pulled back for the first time in five days.The Hang Seng Index fell 0

    September 7, 2017 07:52 pm JST
  • In first, 3 Asian schools crack Times Higher Education top 30

    JAKARTA -- For the first time, three Asian universities are in the top 30 of the 2018 World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education.The rankings cover more than 1,000 universities worldwide and are arguably the best-known and most pr

    September 7, 2017 06:45 pm JST