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The Asia-outside-Japan segment's operating profit fell 31% in fiscal 2016 but rose 7% for the year ended December. The region -- primarily main market China -- continues to switch from low-priced diapers made locally to high-performance ones produced in Japan. Nearly half of the diapers that the ...

Last year was a spectacular year for Asian tech stocks, which did even better than Faang names like facebook, Amazon.com, Apple, and Google parent Alphabet. Yet going into early February's correction, Asian tech stocks weren't cheap, so buy-on-the-dip investors were wondering what to do with an ...
Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia business to Singapore's Grab in exchange for a sizable stake in the company, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. No deal has been reached yet, and the timing of any such deal is uncertain. Grab provides private car, motorbike, taxi and ...
It also included a rare visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was received by South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Conservatives in South Korea protested the visit by the North Korean delegation. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, an Indian man dressed ...

Chinese ports, pipelines, roads, and railways would expand commercial, investment, and infrastructure linkages from Asia to Europe. They would build new markets, integrate poorly connected regions, and stabilize the Chinese periphery. Ultimately, they would lay the groundwork for a Sinocentric global ...
Tokyo: Asian stock markets climbed on Friday (Feb 16) in thin holiday trade, led by gains in Tokyo, as volatility eased after last week's rollercoaster ride. Tokyo tracked Wall Street higher as investors gradually regained confidence heading into the weekend and set aside inflation fears that had sparked the ...
Over in Asia, activity was lower than normal with markets in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam closed. Japan's benchmark Nikkei rallied 1.19 percent, notching a weekly gain of 1.58 percent. Utilities were among the biggest gainers, with Kansai electric power ending 5.89 ...
Addressing the US Committee on Armed Services on the challenges facing the US military in the region, Adm. Harris, the highest commander of US forces in Asia Pacific region, said the Trump Administration must work to counter Beijing's influence in the region. "China's intent is crystal clear. We ignore it at ...
The majority of these people live in Asia, a continent which has an intense cultural connection to food. Securing a better way to feed Asia's growing population is what motivates JUST CEO Josh Tetrick to challenge the status quo of the food industry. Tetrick, 37, sees Asia as the tip of the spear to fix the ...
Mainland Chinese people were found to be the most generous lovers in Asia-Pacific during Valentine's Day as a poll showed they were ready to spend about HK$2,140 (US$274) on average for the romantic holiday. The study by Financial Services firm Mastercard involved 9,141 respondents in 18 ...
However, weak demand for benzene is expected to prevail over the next two weeks amid the Lunar New Year holidays kicking off across Asia late this week, with the key Chinese market to close for a full week on 15-21 February. ICIS Editorial Chart goes here Picture: Crane vehicles lift containers at the ...
Asian markets closed mixed after U.S. stock indexes recorded a third straight day of gains. markets awaited the release of U.S. inflation data due on Wednesday during U.S. hours. Against the yen, the dollar slid to its lowest levels in 15 months. The Nikkei 225 slipped as much as 1.4 percent on the firmer ...
Bangkok -- "Melt down the presses and auction off the metal," said Todd Ruiz during a recent media panel in Bangkok. "Thailand's fourth estate crisis is a self-inflicted wound." The blunt-speaking Californian editor of Khaosod English, a small but growing online news service spun off from a daily in the ...
Hopes for constructive, healthy tension between Southeast Asia's increasingly authoritarian governments and the media have degenerated into mutual contempt and increasingly naked repression. Indeed, some journalists and bloggers have effectively been designated enemies of the state. "These trends ...
Southeast Asia has a new venture capital fund on the scene after Victor Chua, formerly a vice president at Gobi Ventures, launched Vynn capital. The Kuala Lumpur-headquartered venture is founded by Chua and Singaporean Darren Chua, previously with IE Singapore, and it is targeting a $40 million ...

Rob Carnell, chief economist and Asia Pacific head of research at ING, said in a Monday note that what was happening in stock and bond markets "will be delivering pain to some," but would not be a meltdown. Meanwhile, U.S. stock index futures implied a positive open ahead of the U.S. market open on ...
But beyond the multimillion-dollar, headline-grabbing investments and acquisitions, what does financial technology actually mean for the people of Asia? Across the region, fintech deals continue to make waves. And while much of the venture capital in Asia has predominantly flowed into China, particularly ...
It used to be that when US markets caught a cold, Asian ones feared the flu. That has changed, profoundly. By Stephen Vines. 10 Feb 2018. 0 Share. Share on facebook; Share on twitter; Share on Reddit; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Google Plus · Share on Sina. 0Comments. An investor in Shanghai. Photo: AFP. It used ...
the Pentagon may increase Marine Corps forces in East Asia, but a critic of the plan says it plays on the fear card. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday the Pentagon is considering increasing its Marine expeditionary units in East Asia. Marine expeditionary units are designed to be a quick reaction force ...
China was the worst performer in Asia on Friday as losses deepened from declines seen earlier this week. Chinese stock markets tend to be volatile and are dominated by retail investors, rather than big institutions like many other major markets. But falls in China can spark nervousness around the world over sentiment in ...
The Trump Administration has been criticized for the slow pace of nominees for ambassadorships, particularly for key allies in the Asia-Pacific region needed to help resolve the North Korea crisis. Last month, Trump withdrew his first pick for ambassador to South Korea, Victor Cha, reportedly for Cha's ...
The declines in Asia mirrored the showing from U.S. stocks, which plummeted once again on Thursday as investors worried about higher U.S. bond yields. "From the professional investment community, you've seen some capitulation. From the retail community, you've seen almost none. What scares us the ...
The past year has witnessed a dramatic change in the attitude of ASEAN member states toward China. The declaration issued during the leaders' summit of the Association of Southeast Asian nations last November in Manila, which emphasized the need for "non-militarization and self-restraint" regarding ...
the Pentagon is considering sending Marine Expeditionary Units to Asia to deter Chinese influence in the region. Marine Expeditionary Units are capable of fighting in the land, air, and sea because they sail around in amphibious assault ships that act as small aircraft carriers. The possible depoyments are also intended to ...
Plane makers attending the Singapore Airshow this week expressed confidence that rising demand for air travel in Asia Pacific would keep their order books full for new planes. Airbus and Boeing both said they consider the region crucial for growth. Still, neither Airbus nor Boeing have yet announced any ...
Even with the impact of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday considered, the robust import data reflected domestic demand momentum was healthy, said Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economist at Oxford economics. The yuan looked poised for its worst day in a year, with the currency declining around 1 ...
A rally in global stock markets lost steam in Asia on Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei was up just 0.2% in afternoon trading, while Hong Kong's hang seng slipped into the red, losing 0.7%. Both indexes had started the day strongly. The Nikkei at one point surged as much as 3.4%, while the Hang Seng posted ...
That makes the country's involvement in Cobra Gold, America's largest, annual multi-nation drills in the Asia-Pacific, all the more controversial, although Myanmar has taken part before. Up to three officers from Myanmar are being invited to observe the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief portion of ...
Heightened geopolitical threats in Asia could push governments in the region to spend more on enhancing their military prowess, which is good news for firms in the defense trade such as Lockheed Martin. "Certainly, we see the threats that are emerging," Rick Edwards, executive vice-president of ...
Pence examined Japanese missile defense systems Wednesday before a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of a trip meant to show "solidarity" among US allies in Asia. He will also meet American troops who would be on the front lines of defending America if a crisis with North ...
Employers in Asia are struggling to hire across several major fields, according to new research from global recruitment specialists Hays; and for the right candidate, they're willing to cast the net wide. Based on feedback from more than 3,000 organizations covering 15 industries, Hays' 2018 Asia Salary ...
The moves in Asia followed choppy US trading which ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 2.3%. analysts said investors hunting for bargains in the wake of heavy sell-offs on world markets helped drive gains. Elsewhere in Asia on Wednesday, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ended up 0.8% while ...
February 7, 2018 --Say the words Winter Olympics and Russian figure skaters, Austrian downhill Skiers, and Canadian hockey players come to mind. But the next two Winter Games won't be found on snowy slopes in Europe or North America. In fact, Asia will be hosting the next three Games ...
The global stock sell-off is continuing, with Tuesday seeing significant falls at exchanges in Asia and Europe. The day after the U.S. stock market fell by its largest amount in six years, Japan's Nikkei index was down by 6.5% and Hong Kong's hang seng was down more than 6%. When European bourses ...
General Joseph Dunford's remarks came weeks after the Pentagon unveiled a new national defence strategy labelling China as a "strategic competitor" that bullies its neighbours, and as America seeks to counter a narrative that President Donald Trump's administration is uninterested in Asia unless seen ...
Tokyo -- The Nikkei Asia Sector Purchasing managers' Index for January saw output growth in 15 of the 19 sectors monitored, the same number with the previous month. technology equipment (59.4) led the expansion, followed by banks (56.2), insurance (55.3) and transportation (55.0). The pace of ...
China's Southern University of science and technology, host of the 2018 THE Asia Universities Summit and rankings launch, epitomises this zeal. Just seven years old and located in China's silicon Valley, "SUSTech" enjoys unprecedented institutional autonomy outside Ministry of education control, ...
Asian markets plunged on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following the biggest US market fall for six years. At one point Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down 7%, but recovered some of those losses to close 4.7% lower. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply when they opened on Tuesday with ...
The sell off in U.S. stock markets was a continuation of Friday's weakness as investors rushed for the exits in the wake of rising interest rates. Australia's central bank held interest rates steady. Cheang Ming | @cheangming. Published 14 Hours Ago Updated 1 Hour Ago CNBC.com. show chapters. Asian markets feel the ...
On the earnings front, notable corporates due to report include Japan's SoftBank Group, Meiji Holdings and Subaru. Cheang Ming | @cheangming. Published 1 Hour Ago Updated 47 Mins Ago CNBC.com. Asian markets advanced early on Wednesday, retracing losses made in the last session, after major U.S. indexes ...
FILE PHOTO: The Hong Kong Exchanges flag, Chinese national flag and Hong Kong flag are hoisted outside the Hong Kong Stocks Exchange in Hong Kong June 7, 2016. Reuters/Bobby Yip/File Photo Reuters. By Wayne Cole. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets stumbled on Monday as fears of ...
Asia markets were set to open lower on Monday, following a sharp decline in U.S. stocks on Friday. The move in the U.S. market followed a stronger-than-expected jobs report. U.S. futures dropped, with the Dow Jones industrial average futures briefly falling more than 250 points. Australia's ASX 200 ...
She and her mom and grandma are on the west side for the next several months while Asia is treated at Seattle children's hospital. "I'm staying strong for her. It's not easy. Inside, I'm so sad that she has to go through this. I'm devastated," mom Amanda Schuoler said. But "we've got to keep pushing forward.
According to Wood Mackenzie's latest analysis, decommissioning in Asia Pacific appears to be a mammoth task for which the various stakeholders are largely unprepared. Unclear government regulations coupled with a general lack of experience in the region could mean a steep learning curve with high ...
Singapore: The wow factor at this year's Singapore Airshow is ratcheting up with the arrival of two F-35B fighter jets on Saturday afternoon (Feb 3) at Changi Airport. This is the first time the jets are being seen in Southeast Asia. The F-35B fighter jets are here courtesy of the United States Marine Corps, ...
Laos is investing billions of dollars in a high-speed rail line being built by a Chinese company. It will run from Yunnan Province in southern China to Laos' capital, Vientiane, before eventually connecting with another line being built in Thailand. As part of Al Jazeera's series on global trade routes, Wayne ...
The 2018 outlook on economic growth is stable for Asia, based on the combination of a favourable macroeconomic backdrop and supportive credit conditions across the region, according to recent research from Moody's investor Services. 1 Based on this solid footing, looking longer term, Asia could be ...
Southeast Asia's population is growing and increasingly motorized. Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore comprise one of the world's most promising car markets, ranking one notch below Germany, the fifth largest. Japan's Toyota Motor is the region's top automaker.


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