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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises to record

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings hit another record high and Thailand economy's expanded at the fastest pace in more than four years.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% to close at

    November 20, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • China up close

    Xi Jinping breaks taboo and enters the Forbidden City

    TOKYO -- Mao Zedong, the founding father of modern China, never once set foot inside the walls of Beijing's Forbidden City. While he did sometimes stand on the rostrum of Tiananmen -- the southernmost gate of the sprawling 72-hectare complex -- incl

    November 20, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Japan's big new trade deals still face tricky endgame

    TOKYO -- As major trade agreements with Pacific Rim economies and Europe edge closer to taking effect in 2019 as hoped for Japan, hurdles remain at home and abroad before the country can reap the benefits. The 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership members re

    November 18, 2017 06:24 am JST
  • China, ASEAN still far from South China Sea code of conduct

    MANILA -- The leaders of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have formally endorsed the framework adopted by their foreign ministers in August for a code of conduct (COC) to handle overlapping territorial claims in

    November 17, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Deborah Elms

    The revised TPP is still a big deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is moving forward once again. With the endorsement of the leaders of 11 countries, the deal could come into force as soon as next year.This is not quite the same TPP deal that was in place a year ago. Th

    November 17, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, as Tencent Holdings paced a rally in technology shares after upbeat third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,380.25.Index heavyweight Tencent advanced 2.3% a

    November 16, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • The TPP 11 rekindle multilateral trade hopes as Trump looks on

    DANANG, Vietnam When Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi walked into the press briefing room at the International Media Center in Danang on Nov. 11, his expression told many stories. One of them was of fatigue, as was to b

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Duterte says the South China Sea dispute is better left untouched

    MANILA Following bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping the previous day, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Nov. 12 that a territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and five Asian countries, including the Philipp

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Can an 'America first' approach restore US leadership in Asia?

    DANANG, Vietnam U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear -- finally -- that America intends to stay involved in the Asia-Pacific region. What is far less certain is whether bilateral deals that put "America first" will be enough to curb China's

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The TPP aims to be a template for 21st-century trade deals

    SINGAPORE There is an invisible territorial struggle going on in East Asia.It is a battle not only to achieve freer trade of goods and investment but also to counter protectionist forces seeking to bring digital information under the control of thei

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump: China agrees North Korea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.Trump was restating a long-stan

    November 16, 2017 07:08 am JST
  • Interview

    Vietnamese leader holds out hope for US rejoining TPP

    HANOI -- The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement should leave a door open for an American return, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told The Nikkei here Wednesday.The 11 countries, which include Vietnam a

    November 16, 2017 01:57 am JST
  • NAR Forum in Hanoi

    Market principles kicking in as Vietnam's 'new driving force'

    HANOI -- Next year is expected to bring a flurry of stock listings by Vietnam's state-owned enterprises -- a development executives say symbolizes the country's shift from a government-led economy to one powered by market principles.The "new driving

    November 15, 2017 10:01 pm JST
  • NAR Forum in Hanoi

    Vietnam to launch bond futures in 2018: Pham Hong Son

    HANOI -- The State Securities Commission of Vietnam is planning to launch bond futures at the local stock exchange next year, revealed Pham Hong Son, vice chairman of the organization, at a Nikkei Asian Review Forum in Hanoi on Wednesday. "Besides c

    November 15, 2017 07:13 pm JST
  • Asia Insight

    Xi Jinping bests Trump in Asia-Pacific diplomacy

    HANOI -- The hospitality U.S. President Donald Trump received on his tour of Asia was so warm that he may have felt more at home than in Washington, where he is constantly sparring with the media. But while Trump was relishing the red-carpet treatme

    November 15, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • South China Sea dispute 'toned down' at ASEAN meeting

    MANILA -- Competing claims over territory in the South China Sea, which have long held center stage at meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have been getting less attention at the current ASEAN summit and in related meetings being

    November 14, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • After delay, RCEP leaders resolve to wrap up pact in 2018

    MANILA -- Leaders of the 16 nations negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed Asia-Pacific free trade deal, resolved on Tuesday to conclude the talks within 2018. The plan had been to finalize a deal this year."I am opt

    November 14, 2017 09:56 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as China data sparks slowdown worries

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as a slowdown in China's industrial output and retail sales dented investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,380.97.China's industrial output rose 6.2% in October, d

    November 14, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Nikkei Editorial

    TPP 11 trade agreement is a deal to build on

    The 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership have reached a broad agreement on a renegotiated version of the trade pact that does not include the U.S. The TPP 11, as they are called, have kept intact key provisions from the original

    November 14, 2017 05:30 pm JST
  • Huong Le Thu

    Vietnam manages delicate balance between US and China

    Donald Trump last week became the first U.S. president since the Vietnam War to have visited Vietnam during his first year of office, spending three days in the country during his inaugural Asian tour.His much-anticipated visit followed a trip to Wa

    November 14, 2017 04:00 pm JST