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  • 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
  • Asia's war on 'fake news' raises real fears for free speech

    JAKARTA -- With nothing more than a WhatsApp message, Indonesia's government in early May made its position on "fake news" clear: zero tolerance.For a few days, media reports had been circulating about a decision to issue visas to Israelis, citing t

    May 22, 2018 02:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as US-China trade worries cool

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose on Monday, as worries over a potential Sino-American trade war eased after the two nations agreed not to impose import tariffs on each other for now.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.3%

    May 21, 2018 08:12 pm JST
  • Philippines stops short of condemning China over bombers

    MANILA -- The Philippines is "taking necessary diplomatic actions" against China for deploying bombers on an island in the South China Sea, but these actions will be kept from the public to avoid harming the countries' relations, the Department of F

    May 21, 2018 05:01 pm JST
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    Duterte heads for an imperial presidency

    The Philippines has taken a fateful step toward establishing authoritarian rule with the controversial ousting of the Supreme Court chief justice -- as a once-thriving democracy relentlessly turns into an imperial presidency.Maria Lourdes Sereno was

    May 21, 2018 02:00 pm JST
  • Philippines takes 'diplomatic action' after China lands bombers in South China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to assert its claims in the South China Sea after Chinese bombers landed on islands and reefs in the disputed region, the foreign ministry in Manila said on Monday.China's

    May 21, 2018 11:38 am JST
  • Alibaba out to dominate mobile pay in Southeast Asia

    BANGKOK/SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI -- The Southeast Asian market for mobile payment services is undergoing an upheaval, with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding at the center of the tumult.The group is backing Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand's

    May 19, 2018 12:57 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 little changed as traders eye US-China trade talks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan were little changed on Friday, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the outcome of a meeting on trade between the U.S. and China.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.1% lower to 1,403.

    May 18, 2018 08:26 pm JST
  • Rising US yields drag Nikkei Asia300 Index lower

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan extended loss on Thursday, as concerns over trade relations between the world's largest economies and rising U.S. bond yields weighed on sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 0.5% to 1

    May 17, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • 'Population bonus' pushes up Asian growth

    TOKYO -- The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the global economy will grow by 3.9% this year, up from 3.7% the previous year, thanks to booming Asian economies. Countries and regions in Asia now make up more than half the increase in world

    May 17, 2018 07:50 pm JST
  • Chinese buyers boost Q1 earnings of Philippine property developers

    MANILA Chinese property buyers are continuing to buoy the earnings of major Philippine developers in the first quarter, sustaining strong property sales marked in 2017.Ayala Land, the largest real estate company by sales, said net income and total r

    May 17, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Philippines close to approving Islamic autonomous region

    MANILA -- The Philippines is on track to approve an Islamic autonomous region in the country, taking a step toward ending 50 years of bloody conflict with separatist rebel groups.Legislation creating such a region on the southern island of Mindanao

    May 17, 2018 06:47 am JST
  • Chinese smartphone makers in all-out blitz for Southeast Asia

    BANGKOK/JAKARTA -- The combined sales of three Chinese mobile phone brands in Southeast Asia edged past Samsung Electronics' tally for the first time last year.As Chinese makers move to counter their saturated home market and an increasingly disputa

    May 16, 2018 08:56 pm JST
  • Rising US yields and North Korean tensions pull Nikkei Asia300 lower

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks extended losses on Wednesday, as an overnight jump for U.S. Treasury yields fueled worries about a flight of capital from risk assets, while North Korea's withdrawal from planned talks with Seoul rattled ne

    May 16, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • Uniqlo's 15th global flagship store to open in Manila

    TOKYO -- Casualwear purveyor Fast Retailing has chosen business district of Metro Manila as the location of the 15th flagship store in its global Uniqlo chain.The new store, scheduled to open this fall, will be situated in a commercial complex along

    May 16, 2018 06:41 pm JST
  • Newcomer Mitsubishi aims for lead in Philippine housing market

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. will partner with Century Properties, one of the Philippines' biggest developers, to build affordable, quality homes for the Southeast Asian country's fast-growing middle class.Their new 1 billion pes

    May 16, 2018 05:32 am JST
  • Tech share retreat drags Nikkei Asia300 Index lower

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell on Tuesday, dragged down by losses in technology heavyweights, while ongoing trade worries also cast a shadow on sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index shed 1.1% to 1,417.64. The losses ca

    May 15, 2018 08:21 pm JST
  • Easing US-China worries lift Nikkei Asia300 Index

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose on Monday, as investors bet tensions between China and the U.S. were set to ease after President Donald Trump said trade talks between the nations were going well.The Nikkei Asia300 In

    May 14, 2018 08:50 pm JST
  • Japan welcomes return of Malaysia's Mahathir

    TOKYO -- Mahathir Mohamad's return to power in Malaysia has come as a welcome surprise for the Japanese government when China's increasing clout in Southeast Asia is eclipsing the influence of Japan and Western nations.Although diplomats are hesitan

    May 14, 2018 04:49 pm JST
  • Nissan and Mitsubishi join hands for Southeast Asia push

    TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will look to capitalize on affiliated automaker Mitsubishi Motors' strength in Southeast Asia as part of a broader collaboration that eventually leverages the three-way alliance with French partner Renault.Mitsubishi Motors sol

    May 12, 2018 06:32 am JST