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  • French skincare brand L'Occitane sees robust growth in China, Japan

    HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong-listed shares of French natural cosmetics brand L'Occitane jumped 3.73% on Wednesday morning trading after the company reported steady revenue growth for the three months ended in June. However, profit-taking saw the share

    July 26, 2017 09:36 pm JST
  • Hong Kong share index rises on energy, bank stocks, but shy of 27,000

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong's benchmark share index reached fresh 25-month highs Wednesday on the back of energy and banking stocks, but fell short of 27,000 as casino operators retreated.The Hang Seng Index added 0.3% to 26,941.02, afte

    July 26, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • US firm calls off $416 mln pact with China's HNA in absence of regulatory nod

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- U.S.-based Global Eagle Entertainment Inc said a $416 million investment from a unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co Ltd has been cancelled as the deal did not receive regulatory approval by an agreed date.Global Eagle, i

    July 26, 2017 03:24 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares tread water after index tops 27,000, with casinos down

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed, with the benchmark equity index losing early gains after briefly topping 27,000, as weak casino operators helped offset robust gains for energy producers.The Hang Seng Index added l

    July 26, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Hong Kong rail deal prompts 'One country, one system' fears

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong is to "lease" an area to the Chinese authorities for law enforcement at the terminus of a high-speed railway linking the territory to southern China, in a move that is seen as a breach of its governing "one country, two system

    July 26, 2017 01:20 am JST
  • HNA unveils New York-based charity as controlling shareholder

    HONG KONG -- Acquisitive Chinese outbound investor HNA Group has openly disclosed its shareholding structure for the first time amid rising concerns that Beijing's deleveraging campaign might choke lending to the company which has largely fueled its

    July 25, 2017 11:00 pm JST
  • China Merchants Bank shares soar on robust profits

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong-listed shares of China Merchants Bank soared more than 6% on Tuesday to reach a two-year high after the company reported strong profits for the first half of 2017.After the market closed on Monday, the Shenzhen-based bank said

    July 25, 2017 09:19 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares hang on to 25-month highs on HSBC jump, China flows

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares clung to 25-month highs as heavyweight HSBC Holdings's late rally and sustained inflows from China helped offset weakness for the city's property developers.The Hang Seng Index added less than 0.1% to 2

    July 25, 2017 08:19 pm JST
  • Sunac China shares tumble after announcement of stock selloff

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Sunac China Holdings fell sharply in Hong Kong on Tuesday after the Chinese property developer announced it will sell off 220 million new shares, about 5% of its outstanding stocks.The company's stock price briefly fell 1.68 H

    July 25, 2017 06:19 pm JST
  • AAC Technologies shares rebound after leak denial

    HONG KONG -- Shares in AAC Technologies Holdings rebounded for the first time in three trading days on Tuesday after the Chinese micro audio components maker denied reports of leaking earnings information.At one point, the company's stock price jump

    July 25, 2017 03:58 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares little changed as techs advance, developers retreat

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed, with financial and technology companies climbing amid fund flows from China while property developers treaded water before the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy review.The Hang Seng Ind

    July 25, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • Business Insight

    Tough times ahead for Hong Kong: Henny Sender

    Just before the 20th anniversary commemoration of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority issued a statement indirectly suggesting that the Hong Kong dollar's peg to the dollar, whi

    July 25, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Tokyo leads in global patent filings

    TOKYO -- Inventors and companies based in the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area filed the most international patent applications in the five years through 2015, surpassing technology hubs in the U.S. and China.The World Intellectual Property Organiza

    July 25, 2017 04:16 am JST
  • Digital China shares dive on rights issue plan

    HONG KONG -- Shares of Hong Kong-based information technology investment company Digital China Holdings dived more than 14% on Monday after it announced a plan for a rights issue of at least 1.34 billion Hong Kong dollars ($171.6 million).The affili

    July 24, 2017 09:18 pm JST
  • Tencent, casino operators steer Hong Kong shares to 25-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares climbed to their highest level since June 2015, spurred by heavyweight Tencent Holdings and casino operators.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.5% to 26,846.83 on Monday. The gauge has shot up almost 6% over th

    July 24, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • Great Wall Motor shares tumble on halved profit

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Great Wall Motor sagged to their lowest level in a month and a half in Monday morning trading following news that the Chinese automaker's net profit in the first six months of the year halved from a year ago.The company's shar

    July 24, 2017 02:51 pm JST
  • Alibaba-Tencent struggle disrupts, invigorates China internet

    HONG KONG -- The rivalry between China's two internet titans, Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings, is flaring up again on a new front.Public attackOn July 12, e-commerce company JD.com, in which Tencent has a stake exceeding 20%, released a j

    July 24, 2017 02:35 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares resume advance as Geely, China financials climb

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares climbed Monday, sending the benchmark gauge toward its 10th advance in 11 days, as Geely Automobile Holdings rebounded from a weekly loss and Chinese financial companies tracked gains by mainland equiti

    July 24, 2017 02:26 pm JST
  • Democratic Hong Kong lawmakers face further judicial risk

    HONG KONG -- A recent visit to Hong Kong by Chinese President Xi Jinping was marked by a powerful display of military might and arrests of radical protesters, but his seemingly softer approach in a major speech surprised the democratic opposition in

    July 22, 2017 03:38 am JST
  • Stocks linked to China's HNA fall on report of US bank concerns

    HONG KONG -- Shares in companies controlled or partially owned by China's HNA Group weakened on mainland exchanges Thursday following an online report the previous day by The New York Times that Bank of America has decided to suspend business deals

    July 21, 2017 10:48 pm JST