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  • Oil slump hits Asian stocks, eclipsing MSCI's A-share inclusion

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan retreated as an overnight slide on Wall Street and drop in global oil prices overshadowed MSCI's decision to include China's domestic shares in its global indexes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index o

    June 21, 2017 02:37 pm JST
  • Michael Vatikiotis

    Southeast Asia's democracy deficit erodes bottom line

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is Southeast Asia's longest-serving elected leader. He recently warned there could be civil war if his ruling Cambodian People's Party lost national elections scheduled for mid-next year. "If war happens, let it be,"

    June 20, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Thailand's No. 2 energy drink brand bullish on exports

    BANGKOK -- Carabao controls the second-largest share of Thailand's energy drink market, helped there by a brand that was already well-known before the beverage showed up.The Carabao Group was co-founded by Aed Carabao and Sathien Setthasit in 2002 i

    June 17, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Jonathan Hillman

    Infrastructure boom offers fresh start on Asian road safety

    It might be the world's deadliest, least known conflict. The latest available figures from the World Health Organization show that road accidents claimed at least 1.25 million lives in 2013, more than twice the death toll from the war in Syria. Nor

    June 17, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Japan's drug sector to unite for emerging-market push

    TOKYO -- Around 25 Japanese companies including Eisai and Takeda Pharmaceutical plan to jointly develop and distribute medicines in emerging economies, leveraging a government partnership to take on Western giants.The group will aim to develop marke

    June 17, 2017 01:49 am JST
  • UN launches second round of nuclear ban talks

    UNITED NATIONS -- Delegates from more than 80 countries kicked off a second and possibly final round of negotiations Thursday on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, seeking to adopt a final text by the July 7 end of the conference."As we

    June 16, 2017 05:30 am JST
  • New delivery options brighten SE Asia's e-commerce outlook

    TOKYO/SINGAPORE -- Package delivery has long been a bottleneck for e-commerce in Southeast Asia, but things are changing -- thanks to startups offering various new ways to get orders into the hands of shoppers.Neighbors' homes and "smart" lockers se

    June 15, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • Asian stocks slide as Fed ready to cut stimulus, raise rates again in 2017

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a widely-expected rate increase and signaled there could be another hike to borrowing costs this year.The U.S. central bank on Wednesd

    June 15, 2017 02:44 pm JST
  • 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
  • Ryuichi Kaga

    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
  • Daihatsu eyeing joint car production with Toyota in Thailand

    Osaka -- Japanese minicar maker Daihatsu Motor is looking to work with Toyota Motor in Thailand to develop small cars for emerging markets, the company's president said in an interview in Osaka on Wednesday."We are looking to undertake joint product

    June 15, 2017 10:31 am 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
  • 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
  • Thailand's Somkid: Collaborate to 'leverage Asia's strengths'

    Although not fully on board, Thailand is still contemplating joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership as it looks for ways to work with regional neighbors, according to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak."Our view on the values of the TPP r

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Singapore's Goh: Japan should usher China into Pacific trade pact

    It is up to Japan and China to drive free trade and economic integration in Asia, and they have to do it "in tandem, not as rivals," said Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's former prime minister. On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, specifically, Goh called on

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia bracing for Japan's wild 'Donki' discount stores

    TOKYO Not your typical beast, Japanese discount emporium Don Quijote, popularly known as "Donki," is set to be turned loose in Southeast Asia. Don Quijote Holdings, which operates the chain of raucous, neon-lit stores brimming with goods, has select

    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
  • Nikkei Asia300 is on a roll, with a few notable exceptions

    HONG KONG The earnings picture for the Nikkei Asia300 had a number of standouts, among them Indian companies providing consumer goods and IT services, along with Apple's major Taiwanese suppliers and Chinese internet conglomerates. But a few sectors

    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