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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Tuesday after all major U.S. indexes climbed to records overnight.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.1% to 1,358.91.U.S stocks rose Monday along with the dollar, while bond yields d

    October 17, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks gain on Singtel, Malaysia shares fall to six-month low

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks rose Tuesday, as heavyweight Singapore Telecommunications extended its rally to two-month highs. Malaysian shares fell to a six-month low, as CIMB Group Holdings led losses among financial companies.

    October 17, 2017 08:23 pm JST
  • Malaysia advances high-speed rail project linking Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that the land acquisition process has started for the high-speed rail project linking Kuala Lumpur with Singapore, paving the way for the bidding process to begin by the end of the

    October 17, 2017 06:50 pm JST
  • Singapore's exports decline unexpectedly, tech demand weakens

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's core exports unexpectedly fell in September from a year ago as its factories shipped fewer electronics, countering the regional trend and casting doubts about the strength of the economic recovery in the cit

    October 17, 2017 02:42 pm JST
  • Burger King Japan passing reins to Hong Kong investment fund

    TOKYO -- Burger King, the world's second-largest hamburger chain, will transfer Japanese operations to a Hong Kong private equity firm, aiming to make growth sizzle with more locations.The restaurant chain has opened fewer than 100 Japanese stores u

    October 17, 2017 05:23 am JST
  • Singapore stocks rise for third day, Malaysian equities little changed

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks rose for a third day on Monday, tracking gains in most regional markets after lower-than-expected U.S. inflation data. Malaysia stocks were little changed amid lingering concerns over foreign fund ou

    October 16, 2017 08:07 pm JST
  • Interview

    Unilever CEO values sustainable-development opportunities in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- When the United Nations issued its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the organization in September 2015, Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman stood out as the only business leader who took part in drafting the docu

    October 15, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Singapore stocks rally on economic growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, helped by a rally in Singapore shares after better-than-expected third-quarter economic growth in the city-state.Samsung Electronics declined as record earnings were overshadowed by the

    October 13, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks rise to two-month highs, Malaysia shares edge higher

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks rose Friday to new two-month highs after the city-state's third-quarter economic growth beat estimates. The index also clinched its second consecutive weekly gains, helped by property developers.Mala

    October 13, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Singapore's economy gathers pace, growth at four-year high

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's economy grew the most in nearly four years during the third quarter as manufacturing surged and the services sector continued to recover. However, the central bank retained its benign outlook on inflation, s

    October 13, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse

    Green office blocks secure better tenants

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines last month when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office deal in Asia Pacific this year. In 2016, Asia Square Tower 1 was acquired by Qatar

    October 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN renews currency swap deal to provide $2bn support: Malaysia central bank

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to renew a currency swap deal for two more years from Nov. 17, providing a total of $2 billion in financial support, the Malaysian central bank said on Friday. T

    October 13, 2017 02:08 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' should preserve all agreed-upon rules: ex-US trade chief

    TOKYO -- As the 11 remaining parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership work to ratify the trade deal, possibly by November, a former U.S. trade representative warns that the pact could be severely weakened unless efforts are made to keep "high standa

    October 13, 2017 12:37 pm JST
  • Singapore foots high costs for preserving 'last kampong'

    PULAU UBIN, Singapore -- It takes no more than 15 minutes to make the eastward crossing on a juddery old bumboat from Changi Jetty on Singapore's main island to Pulau Ubin, where gray-barked pulai trees stretch skyward, their pillar-straight trunks

    October 13, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Singapore's biggest newspaper publisher accelerates 10% job cut

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Press Holdings, the city state's largest newspaper publisher, intends to accelerate the pace of its job cutting program, as profits from its newspaper business continue to be squeezed.The company held a town-hall meeting with

    October 12, 2017 10:24 pm JST
  • Taiwanese companies fuel gains in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, helped by a rally in Taiwanese companies and overnight gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,345.96.All the three major U.S. indexes climbed to records on Wedne

    October 12, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks rise to highest in 2 months as banks gain, Malaysian equities fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks rose to the highest in two months on Thursday, as banks gained ahead of the monetary policy decision and Singapore Press Holdings advanced after earnings. Malaysia shares fell for a third day.Singapo

    October 12, 2017 07:56 pm JST
  • Singapore August retail sales rise the most in more than a year

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore retail sales rose the most in more than a year in August, in a further sign that consumer sentiment is on the mend following two years of declining receipts.The city-state's retail sales rose 3.5% in August fr

    October 12, 2017 07:39 pm JST
  • Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul among world's most 'magnetic' cities

    TOKYO -- Tokyo remains the world's third most appealing city and is approaching second-ranked New York, according to a report released Thursday. Asian cities placed strongly in the ranking by the Institute for Urban Strategies of the Mori Memorial F

    October 12, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST