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  • 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
  • ASEAN may partially dump its rule-by-consensus principle

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is planning to revise the principle way it has governed itself for half a century -- by taking positions only when all members form a consensus. The 10-nation bloc is also looking at strengthening

    November 14, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • ASEAN+3 pledges to fight deglobalization, protectionism

    MANILA -- In an effort to fight rising protectionism, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea are seeking greater cooperation at the 20th ASEAN+3 summit in Manila on Tuesday.The 13 nations represented at t

    November 14, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • 'ASEAN way' confronts new realities of US, Chinese power

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations finds its ability to set a safe course between the world's colliding powers -- an approach to diplomacy that served it well for much of its first 50 years -- threatened by the changing dynamics of

    November 14, 2017 12:30 pm JST
  • Growth in emerging Asia to slow to 6.3% in 2018-2022: OECD

    MANILA -- Economic growth in emerging Asia will remain steady this year before slowing over the medium term as China's expansion decelerates in the next five years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Center

    November 14, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • NAFTA casts long shadow over fragile TPP 11 accord

    DANANG, Vietnam -- The 11 countries trying to resurrect a Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S. managed to cobble together a broad agreement. Yet they will likely face additional challenges going forward as Mexico and Canada harden their stance

    November 14, 2017 09:50 am JST
  • Trump's devotion to trade puts North Korea issue on hold

    MANILA -- The ASEAN summit is shaping up to be a missed opportunity for participating nations to strengthen their unity against North Korea, as U.S. President Donald Trump's push for "reciprocal" trade with the region puts the issue on the back burn

    November 14, 2017 01:15 am JST
  • Jardine Cycle & Carriage acquires 5% of Vinamilk

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Jardine Cycle and Carriage has acquired a 5.53% stake in Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, making it the second largest foreign shareholder.The Singapore-based conglomerate said in a release on Monday that its wholly-owned sub

    November 13, 2017 08:48 pm JST
  • Vietnam and Malaysia play vital roles in making TPP 11 happen

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Vietnam and Malaysia played key roles in salvaging the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which came close to collapsing after the U.S. pulled out.TPP 11 members -- the original 12 signatories minus the U.S. -- have m

    November 13, 2017 08:43 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls amid uncertainty over U.S. tax cuts

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Monday as uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed corporate tax cuts weighed on sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,385.65.The Dow Jones Industrial Average and

    November 13, 2017 08:29 pm JST