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  • AIIB future rests on shedding Beijing influence

    TOKYO -- The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will hold its second annual general meeting between June 16-18 on South Korea's Jeju Island. The bank, which has stuck to careful driving in its first year, looks ready to gain speed in yea

    June 15, 2017 02:19 pm JST
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    Asia faces challenges attracting infrastructure investment

    Asia just doesn't seem to have enough money to pay its infrastructure bills. And as demand for infrastructure development soars, governments are looking to the private sector for funding, but are having a tough time finding takers.Infrastructure inv

    June 15, 2017 01:55 pm JST
  • Top 100 companies in Asia300 ranking of power performers

    RankCompany nameCountry/regionSectorIndexed based on top company as 1001Largan PrecisionTaiwanElectronic parts100.02HCL TechnologiesIndiaInformation technology95.43Zee Entertainment EnterprisesIndiaEntertainment95.34Tata Consultancy ServicesIndiaInf

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Vinamilk uses a strong home market as an overseas springboard

    HANOI Vietnam Dairy Products, better known as Vinamilk, eighth on the Nikkei's latest Asia300 ranking of power performers, was founded in 1976, a year after the Vietnam War ended.Vinamilk started off by selling condensed milk, once considered a luxu

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN adapts to a less-engaged US

    TOKYO The 23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia focused on the region's new landscape, one in which U.S. influence is on the wane. The anxiety was palpable, as political leaders and economic experts discussed the struggle to adapt.Some

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Regional luminaries push back against protectionism

    Protectionist and anti-globalist attitudes are taking root in the U.S. and Europe. So how should Asian countries -- which have built their economies through trade -- respond? This was the pressing question at Nikkei's 23rd International Conference o

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Indonesia's Kalla: TPP has lost its 'allure' without US

    Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president said in an interview."The allure of the TPP for Indonesia was the fact that the U.S.

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Vietnam's Phuc: Options for TPP tweaks 'still under consideration'

    Vietnam is mulling which sections of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement can be renegotiated after the withdrawal of the U.S., Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in an interview on the sidelines of the conference."Vietnam has assign

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Vinamilk uses a strong home market as an overseas springboard

    HANOI -- Vietnam Dairy Products, better known as Vinamilk, eighth on the Nikkei's latest Asia300 ranking of power performers, was founded in 1976, a year after the Vietnam War ended.Vinamilk started off by selling condensed milk, once considered a l

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • About the Asia300 ranking of power performers

    The Nikkei Asian Review has analyzed the growth, profitability, efficiency and financial soundness of the companies in the Asia300 list, based on their earnings for the most recent fiscal year. A company's power ranking is a comprehensive assessment

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian shares outshine their advanced-economy peers

    TOKYO The Nikkei Asia300 Index, which tracks 300 high-profile Asian companies, recorded a 17% gain since its debut six months ago.The index stood at 1052.97 when it first started on December 1, 2016. After slumping briefly out of the gate, it shot u

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan to help ASEAN chill out in food distribution

    TOKYO -- Japan's transport ministry will assist in the development of refrigerated-distribution networks in Southeast Asia to enable the region to meet growing demand for fresh foods, ultimately enhancing opportunities for Japanese businesses.Transp

    June 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan wants 10,000 Asian elderly care workers in 3 years

    TOKYO -- Japan aims to attract 10,000 Asian interns to its nursing care sector over the next three years to help address the growing labor shortage. The first arrivals will come in November from Vietnam.Last year, the government added nursing care s

    June 13, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • 7-Eleven heads to Okinawa to expand its reach in Asia

    TOKYO -- Seven-Eleven Japan is finally setting up shop in Okinawa, the only Japanese prefecture where it has yet to open an outlet. The convenience store operator plans to use the southern island as a stepping stone for expanding sales of its in-hou

    June 12, 2017 02:50 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    ASEAN adjusting to a less-participatory US

    TOKYO -- The 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia, organized by Nikkei Inc., held here earlier this week, focused on Asia's new landscape, one in which the U.S.'s presence is weakening.An unusually strong sense of tension prevailed am

    June 10, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Vietnam suspends sending workers to Qatar

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Labor-exporting companies in Vietnam have been asked to suspend sending workers to Qatar after other Gulf nations severed diplomatic ties with Doha.Officials from Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on Thursd

    June 9, 2017 11:20 pm JST
  • Nidec to build A/C, robot parts factories in Vietnam

    OSAKA -- Nidec plans to open plants in Vietnam around summer 2018 to produce robot components and motors used in air conditioners and household appliances.The facilities, which will be located at the same site, will be run by a subsidiary. But with

    June 9, 2017 02:01 am JST
  • Asia manufacturing turns soft as China's construction loses steam

    HONG KONG The recovery of Asian manufacturing proved to be short-lived. Of the 12 economies tracked by The Nikkei across the region, seven registered slower growth and three saw contractions in May. Analysts noted that the downturn has much to do wi

    June 8, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Insurance grows fastest in May's Asia sector PMI

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia Sector Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for May showed output growth in 15 of the 19 sectors monitored.Insurance (54.5) marked the sharpest growth, followed by machinery and equipment (54.1), commercial and professional s

    June 7, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Asia-Pacific upgrading internet connectivity

    SINGAPORE -- Asia-Pacific already boasts some of the fastest internet connectivity in the world and continues to improve as its economies digitize, according to a report by Akamai, a U.S.-based content delivery network and cloud provider.Akamai's qu

    June 6, 2017 11:03 pm JST