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  • Hong Kong shares fall on renewed uncertainty over Sino-US trade

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares retreated early Wednesday, as renewed uncertainty over trade relations between the U.S. and China weighed on risk appetite.U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not pleased with the trade a

    May 23, 2018 02:00 pm JST
  • In China, private companies walk a fine line

    HONG KONG -- It is uncommon for Pony Ma Huateng, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Tencent Holdings, to proactively pick up reporters' questions at briefings. Usually he leaves that job to his right hand man, President Martin Lau Chi-ping, and other e

    May 23, 2018 01:50 pm JST
  • How China's state-backed companies fell behind

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG -- In August 2017, the lumbering telecom operator China Unicom was selected as a test case for Beijing's latest attempt to reform some of its state-controlled companies.It was a prime candidate for overhaul. China Unicom's former

    May 23, 2018 01:49 pm JST
  • China hits back as Australia alleges domestic meddling

    SYDNEY/BEIJING -- Sino-Australian relations have hit a low point as Beijing threatens to retaliate against Canberra's attempt to limit Chinese influence in domestic politics and infrastructure development.Though China is Australia's biggest trading

    May 23, 2018 11:20 am JST
  • Alibaba to bulk up shopping list of Japanese products

    TOKYO -- Alibaba Group Holding plans to significantly boost sales of Japanese products at its online and physical retail outlets in China, the company's CEO said.Daniel Zhang on Tuesday said Alibaba's Japan shopping list will include cosmetics, whic

    May 23, 2018 07:27 am JST
  • Vandana Hari

    Iran sanctions -- dreaded deja vu for Asia

    For four long years, between 2012 and 2015, Asian companies were held hostage by U.S. demands to reduce their business dealings with Iran and throttle back their crude imports -- or face sanctions from Washington.Less than three years after the rest

    May 23, 2018 07:00 am JST
  • Trump says June summit with Kim Jong Un may be postponed

    NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his scheduled June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may happen at a different time, signaling that it will be postponed if conditions are not met. The president personally g

    May 23, 2018 06:27 am JST
  • Takashimaya to make all overseas locations profitable in 5 years

    TOKYO -- Takashimaya aims to turn profits at all overseas department stores by the year ending February 2023, including a Thai location slated to open in the fall, seeking to capitalize on Asian growth.The Japanese retailer operates foreign departme

    May 23, 2018 04:57 am JST
  • Mitsui Sumitomo to buy 40% of Chinese life insurer

    TOKYO -- Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance will take a nearly 40% stake in a life insurance unit of a state-owned Chinese bank, returning to a major growth market that is opening up to foreign businesses.Mitsui Sumitomo, part of MS&AD Insurance Grou

    May 23, 2018 04:39 am JST
  • Border town thrives as China eases up on North Korea trade

    DANDONG, China -- North Korean goods and workers are turning up in growing numbers on the Chinese side of the border, in defiance of United Nations sanctions, a sign that Beijing is softening its crackdown on smuggling activity."This shellfish is fr

    May 23, 2018 03:06 am JST
  • China slashes auto tariffs to 15% in a nod to Trump

    BEIJING -- China says it will cut tariffs on passenger cars to 15% from 25%, moving to ease trade tensions with a U.S. government eager to reduce its trade deficit with the Asian economic powerhouse.The new tariff schedule, announced Tuesday, will t

    May 23, 2018 01:48 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as investor focus shifts to Fed minutes

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as investors await the U.S. Federal Reserve's May meeting minutes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,403.45. The index traded in a less than four points range before settling l

    May 22, 2018 08:34 pm JST
  • US deploys missile destroyer fitted with latest technology to Japan

    YOKOSUKA -- The U.S. Navy deployed a guided missile destroyer fitted with a state-of-the-art Aegis system to Japan on Tuesday, strengthening East Asia's missile defense capabilities.The arrival of the destroyer USS Milius is a part of the navy's str

    May 22, 2018 08:33 pm JST
  • Editorial

    Dialogue can prevent a disastrous US-China trade war

    America's large trade deficit with China was the main focus of the countries' second round of high-level trade talks in Washington on May 17-18. The meeting yielded a joint statement saying that China would significantly increase its purchases of U.

    May 22, 2018 08:30 pm JST
  • Singapore's shared offices aim to stand out as numbers grow

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- As co-working spaces continue to mushroom in Singapore, major operators are stressing the features that distinguish their properties in a market that some say is headed for consolidation.Last week, Chinese co-working op

    May 22, 2018 07:15 pm JST
  • China to cut tariffs for cars, auto parts from July 1

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China will cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, effective July 1, as part of its efforts to further open up its markets and further spur development of the country's auto industry, the finance ministry said on Tuesd

    May 22, 2018 05:50 pm JST
  • US to ease sanctions on China's ZTE, says report

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has reached a broad agreement with Beijing to ease restrictions on leading Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.Washington is considering the removal of a ban on the sale of c

    May 22, 2018 04:35 pm JST
  • Edward Alden

    Trump's China deal is the worst ever

    If nothing further is done, the U.S.-China trade deal reached this month will be remembered, to quote a phrase coined by the current president of the United States, as "the single worst trade deal" ever negotiated.Instead of tackling Chinese industr

    May 22, 2018 02:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan looks to Japan to protect its Pacific interests

    TOKYO/TAIPEI -- Despite not being invited, Taiwan was a key player at the eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, as it engages in a tug of war with China over allies in the Pacific.The two-day forum, which concluded Saturday in the northern Japanes

    May 22, 2018 01:39 pm JST
  • US shale-based LNG gushes into Asia

    TOKYO -- Liquefied natural gas originating from the U.S. is flowing into Asia at an accelerating pace, with Japan becoming the most recent country to buy the fuel under a long-term contract.Japan will begin sourcing a sizable portion of its LNG from

    May 22, 2018 06:07 am JST