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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
  • 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
  • With TPP ratification in sight, Abe raises banner of free trade

    TOKYO -- The reworked Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement moved a little closer to enactment after a nod from Japan's parliament Friday, a boost to multilateralism as a counterweight to the increasingly self-interested U.S. and China.Japan's l

    May 19, 2018 05:35 am JST
  • Vietnam launches in-depth probe into Grab-Uber deal in SE Asia

    HANOI (Reuters) -- Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Friday it had launched an in-depth investigation into ride-hailing company Grab's takeover of Uber Technologies' Southeast Asia business after an initial probe found it might breach

    May 18, 2018 09:19 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
  • Is Kim a reformer? Leader looks to Vietnam and China for ideas

    SEOUL/BEIJING -- Hoping that the June 12 summit with the U.S. will help ease international sanctions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is drawing on Chinese and Vietnamese experience with introducing market forces into previously closed economies.A N

    May 18, 2018 03:37 am JST
  • Vietnamese developer raises fresh capital for affordable housing

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vinhomes listed on Vietnam's main stock exchange Thursday and immediately jumped to second place in value, reflecting the prospects for the affordable housing market in one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies.With stron

    May 18, 2018 12:33 am 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
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2018: The man who lowered Vietnam's child mortality rate

    Winner for science and technologyNguyen Thanh LiemDirector, Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene TechnologyHANOI The Vietnam National Children's Hospital, located in the heart of Hanoi, is not only the premier center for pediatric medicin

    May 17, 2018 10:00 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
  • Sumitomo buys into Taiwan's No. 2 supermarket chain

    TOKYO -- Sumitomo Corp. will buy 22% of Simple Mart, Taiwan's second-largest supermarket operator, gaining a new channel for distributing Japanese products and making new business moves on the island.The Japanese trading company will pay around 4.5

    May 16, 2018 10:42 am JST
  • Vietnamese president to visit Japan on May 29

    TOKYO -- Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who has been missing key public events lately, will make a state visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.Japan and Vietnam celebrate the 45th anniversary of

    May 16, 2018 12:52 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2018: The man who lowered Vietnam's child mortality rate

    Winner for science and technologyNguyen Thanh LiemDirector, Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene TechnologyHANOI -- The Vietnam National Children's Hospital, located in the heart of Hanoi, is not only the premier center for pediatric medi

    May 15, 2018 11:15 pm 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
  • Environmental and health pioneers win awards for Asian contributions

    TOKYO -- A Chinese environmentalist using the power of the internet to promote cleaner industry, a Vietnamese doctor bringing cutting-edge medicine to children and an Indian social reformer tackling two of his country's biggest challenges -- poor hy

    May 14, 2018 02:55 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 clocks weekly gain as tech shares rally

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose on Friday, ending the week higher, helped by extended gains for indexes on Wall Street and optimism over first-quarter earnings from regional companies.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.

    May 11, 2018 08:49 pm JST