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Asia Top News and Analysis Hong Kong

  • Despite growing concerns China's property market is in a bubble, Morgan Stanley firmly believes that isn't the case. Jerry Lou, Managing Director and China Strategist at the bank told CNBC on Tuesday that China's property sector lacked the three defining features of a bubble: valuations, excessive financial leverage and a sharp, steady rise in prices.

  • China's population of millionaires keeps growing. According to the latest Hurun Wealth Report, the country now has nearly a million millionaires.Little wonder, luxury fashion retailers are making a beeline for Hong Kong.According to a new report by CB Richard Ellis, 84 percent of fashion retailers have opened at least one store in the city.The company surveyed 323 global retailers to find the top destinations for luxury retailers across the world.Click on to find out which cities, other than Hon

    CB Richard Ellis surveyed 323 global retailers to find the top destinations for luxury retailers across the world. See which cities made the top 10.

  • Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Many of Asia's top companies have continued to increase their value despite surging crude oil prices and natural disasters. Click to see the full list of Asia's most valuable companies.

  • Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.

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    A 10.09-carat cushion-cut purple-pink diamond ring is hitting the auction block Tuesday, being sold at Christie’s in New York for an estimated $12 million to $15 million as part of the auction house's Magnificent Jewel Sale.

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    There is one valuable card that the Government holds and is using as a gargantuan source of capital: it owns all the land in China. It has developed a sophisticated profit system as the national landlord, reaping cash flow from a long term asset while not relinquishing its ownership.

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    Hong Kong and Singapore have doubled in size as centres for the world’s biggest hedge funds over the past 12 months — at the expense of London and New York. The Financial Times reports.

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    Willy Lin, MD of Milo’s Knitwear International, which supplies knitwear to high-end European labels, plans to move all production to China. He tells Managing Asia how he is weaving together a strategy that will last for generations.

  • Shares of uranium mining companies are down significantly because of the Japanese nuclear emergency, sparked by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

  • Japanese shares plunged on Tuesday as fresh explosions rocked a damaged nuclear plant and triggered a rise in radiation levels, sending investors fleeing from riskier assets such as equities and commodities across Asia.

  • Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

  • Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.

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    Douglas Young is the face behind “Goods Of Desire” or G.O.D., a homegrown Hong Kong lifestyle brand that has gained notoriety for its designs and humor.

  • Asian shares opened lower on Thursday following declines in the overnight U.S. session. A sell-off in chip stocks hurt tech counters in South Korea, while a decline in commodities weighed on Australia's commodity heavy index.

  • Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors worried higher energy prices could stunt the global economic recovery. 

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    As Asia’s economy powers ahead, the surge in M&A and IPO activity is creating high demand for corporate lawyers. International law firms in the region are beginning to ramp up hiring. But in doing so, they are increasingly facing a talent shortage. That's providing an opportunity for law school graduates from the U.S.

  • Asian stocks fell on Monday, as fears of more turmoil in the Middle East and higher oil prices overshadowed solid U.S. payroll data.

  • Asian stocks rose on Friday, responding to growing confidence in the U.S. economic outlook, which fueled a rally on Wall Street and sent commodity prices higher.

  • Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment and offset worries about surging oil prices due to turmoil in the Middle East.