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  • Malaysian shares end week higher as geopolitical woes ease, Singapore stocks fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian equities posted weekly gains as easing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea supported investor sentiment. Shares in Singapore ended the week lower, led by losses in banking stocks.The FTSE Bursa Malays

    August 18, 2017 07:26 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises after Fed minutes, Tencent up on earnings

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks rose for a fourth consecutive day as the U.S. Federal Reserve's wary tone about inflation came as a relief to regional investors.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% to 1,279.73 on Thursday. Tencent Holdings

    August 17, 2017 08:32 pm JST
  • Malaysian shares edge higher after Fed Minutes, Singapore stocks slip

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares squeezed out small gains as investors took comfort from the U.S. Federal Reserve's cautious tone in its July meeting minutes. Banks and telecommunication stocks led Singaporean equities lower for a t

    August 17, 2017 07:21 pm JST
  • Stockmarket optimism lifts consumer confidence in Asia Pacific: Mastercard index

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Buoyant stock markets have boosted consumer confidence across Asia Pacific with South Korea recording the most improvement in sentiment as heightened expectations of the economy provided further support, according to a

    August 17, 2017 07:10 pm JST
  • Singapore's export growth shows sustained demand for electronics

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's core exports grew slightly below expectations in July but shipments of electronics accelerated, bolstering the outlook for the year.According to data from trade agency International Enterprise Singapore rele

    August 17, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Stockmarket optimism lifts consumer confidence in Asia Pacific: Mastercard index

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Buoyant stock markets have boosted consumer confidence across Asia Pacific with South Korea recording the most improvement in sentiment as heightened expectations of the economy provided further support, according to a

    August 16, 2017 09:52 pm JST
  • Receding geopolitical tensions lift Nikkei Asia300 Index for third day

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose for a third day as easing geopolitical tensions supported risk appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.5% to 1,276.63 points. Mainland lenders Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

    August 16, 2017 08:26 pm JST
  • Banks drag Singapore shares to one-month low, Malaysia stocks little changed

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell to a one-month low on Wednesday, led by losses in lenders amid renewed concerns about their exposure to the oil and gas sector. Malaysian shares were little changed.Singapore's Straits Times Ind

    August 16, 2017 07:22 pm JST
  • Bumper crops weighing on palm oil prices in Southeast Asia

    SINGAPORE -- Palm oil producers in Southeast Asia have seen their stock prices falter, dragged down by sagging palm oil prices due to bumper crops. Share prices of palm oil producers in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are likely to remain sluggish

    August 16, 2017 03:14 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 edges higher as geopolitical tensions ease

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan squeezed out modest gains on Tuesday as geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the U.S. showed signs of easing.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added less than 0.1% to 1,269.75 points. Indus

    August 15, 2017 08:40 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks flat as North Korea caution weighs, Singapore shares slip

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian equities ended little changed, as caution prevailed despite easing geopolitical tensions after North Korea signaled it will delay plans to fire missiles toward the U.S. Shares in Singapore fell.Other market

    August 15, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • Michael O'Sullivan and David Skilling

    Rising rates pose challenge for Asia's trading economies

    At the 10th anniversary of the start of the global financial crisis, the remedies put in place to staunch its financial and economic effects remain. However, in a sign that the global economy has stabilized, central bankers are signaling the end of

    August 15, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index recovers from weekly loss as US inflation damps Fed rate hike bets

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rebounded from a weekly loss, tracking gains on Wall Street after slower-than-expected U.S. inflation data eased expectations of another rate increase this year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index add

    August 14, 2017 09:24 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares bounce back from weekly loss

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Singapore and Malaysia rebounded from last week's losses following gains in U.S. equities amid lowered bets of a near-term rate increase in the world's largest economy after slower-than-expected inflation d

    August 14, 2017 07:48 pm JST
  • ComfortDelGro slides on decreased sales, net profit

    SINGAPORE -- Shares in Singaporean transport service giant ComfortDelGro Corp. on Monday dipped to a two-week low following its announcement of a decline in sales and net profit for the April-June period.The share price was temporarily down 1.3%, or

    August 14, 2017 05:58 pm JST
  • For ASEAN, Japan is a key counterbalance to China

    TOKYO -- Five decades after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established, changing economic and political dynamics in the region are putting a spotlight on Japan's growing importance to the bloc as a counterbalance to China.Japan and t

    August 14, 2017 12:16 pm JST
  • Angel Gurria

    Making the digital age work for ASEAN

    Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions, with vast endowments of natural resources, an increasingly diversified economy, an expanding middle class and growing global influence. With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in 201

    August 14, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Warehouse robots getting better at sorting things out

    TOKYO -- The competitors at a global tournament for warehouse robots last month showed off some surprising advances in artificial intelligence and other state-of-the-art technologies.Leading multinationals and research institutions brought their nex

    August 12, 2017 03:05 pm JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Divided ASEAN hands China diplomatic coup

    The annual regional forum and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila brought together 27 foreign ministers from around the Asia-Pacific region -- but the outstanding result was a major diplomatic victory for

    August 12, 2017 04:14 am JST
  • Investors shun Asian stocks amid North Korea risk

    SINGAPORE -- The escalating war of words between the U.S. and North Korea has rattled previously bullish investors, spurring a broad-based exodus from Asian stocks that had been riding high on a global flood of liquidity.Asian markets sank across th

    August 11, 2017 11:42 pm JST