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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hong Kong shares rise as Sino-American trade tensions ease

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday, as fears of an imminent trade war eased after the U.S. and China said they will hold off on imposing import tariffs on each other.The Hang Seng Index closed 0.6% higher at 31,234.35 afte

    May 21, 2018 06:42 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares rise as US-China trade tensions thaw

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday, as a decision by the U.S. and China to hold off on imposing import tariffs on each other eased concerns of an imminent trade war.The Hang Seng Index was up 1.3% to 31,439.88 by the noon

    May 21, 2018 02:33 pm JST
  • Macau gaming tycoon veers from Russia toward Japan

    MACAU -- Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho Yau-lung has told the Nikkei Asian Review that he gave up control of a casino resort in Russia late last year to improve his chances of winning a license in Japan under the guidance of external advisers.Ho, ch

    May 21, 2018 02:30 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
  • Hong Kong shares trim weekly loss as crude prices lift oil stocks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended higher on Friday, trimming a weekly loss, as energy shares climbed on rising crude-oil prices.The Hang Seng Index gained 0.3% to close at 31,047.91, narrowing its loss for the week to 0.2%. The Ha

    May 18, 2018 07:24 pm JST
  • Belt and Road offers path into China for foreign financial firms

    HONG KONG -- China's Belt and Road Initiative has begun luring international investors and financial institutions that view the foreign policy venture not only as a business opportunity, but also as a way to buy Beijing's goodwill before the country

    May 18, 2018 06:37 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Inheriting Li Ka-shing's empire: The two men to watch

    HONG KONG -- The day after Li Ka-shing's retirement as chairman of his two flagship companies, CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings, major Hong Kong newspapers splashed the same full-page color advertisement on their front pages. In the notic

    May 18, 2018 03:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares inch higher amid Sino-US trade talks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares edged higher on Friday after a choppy morning session, as investors awaited more details from a meeting in Washington this week between Chinese and U.S. officials on trade relations.The Hang Seng Index

    May 18, 2018 02:00 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
  • China Mobile considers mainland listings for subsidiaries

    HONG KONG -- China Mobile, the world's largest telecom carrier by number of subscribers, is considering spinning off subsidiaries from its U.S. and Hong Kong-listed arms and floating them on mainland exchanges, group management said on Thursday.Unde

    May 17, 2018 07:52 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
  • Hong Kong stocks dip as high U.S. bond yields stoke outflow fears

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell for a third day on Thursday as persistent weakness in the local currency and rising U.S. bond yields overshadowed an earnings-driven rally for heavyweight Tencent Holdings.The Hang Seng Index fell

    May 17, 2018 06:33 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flat as US-yield fears eclipse Tencent rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed by noon on Thursday, as persistent weakness for the city's currency and rising U.S. bond yields overshadowed a rally by heavyweight Tencent Holdings after it reported better-than-exp

    May 17, 2018 02:30 pm JST
  • Hong Kong photojournalist's arrest in Beijing draws protest

    HONG KONG (Kyodo) -- A photojournalist of Hong Kong media Now TV News was manhandled and arrested by police while interviewing a civil rights lawyer in Beijing on Wednesday, drawing protest from the Hong Kong Journalists Association."We express stro

    May 16, 2018 11:21 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
  • Hong Kong stocks slip as property developers retreat

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares declined Wednesday over concerns about rising U.S. bond yields that hit a seven-year high overnight.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.1% to 31,110.20, marking a second day of losses. Wharf Real Estate Investme

    May 16, 2018 06:55 pm JST