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  • Nikkei Firmly Back in Bear Territory     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Uncertainty over central banks rolling back stimulus saw the dollar/yen drop below the key 95-handle, reports CNBC's Chloe Cho.

  • Pricey Pad Points to a Defiant Hong Kong Market Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:12 AM ET

    Recent measures by the Hong Kong government to cool one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets may have dented transaction volumes, but property prices remain high and will continue to rise, analysts tell CNBC.

  • In the last four months, China has forged an aggressive, more nationalistic posture in Asia that may set the tone for the expected decade-long tenure of Xi Jinping, the presumptive new leader of China, analysts and diplomats say. The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. to File WTO Case Against China Over Cars Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • China Plant Again Faces Labor Issue on iPhones Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:48 PM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    As Apple prepares to unveil the latest iPhone this week, the company’s manufacturing partner in China, Foxconn Technology, is coming under renewed criticism over labor practices after reports that vocational students were being compelled to work at plants making iPhones and their components. The NYT reports.

  • As Growth Flags, China Shies From Stimulus Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
    Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    As evidence has mounted that the economy is slowing, Beijing has kept the world on tenterhooks, delivering none of the big stimulus measures many analysts have predicted.

  • Hong Kong Corporate Earnings Focus     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Alex Wong, Director, Asset Management at Ample Capital weighs in on the slew of corporate earnings out of Hong Kong this week, and gives his take on the performance of shares of Li & Fung, Swire Pacific and Standard Chartered.

  • Dickie Wong, Executive Director, Kingston Securities thinks the money laundering case against HSBC will place short term pressure on its share price, but he says the stock has room to pull back. He sees a settlement of the case as soon as the end of this month.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    News that Sun Hung Kai’s billionaire co-chairmen have been charged for bribery has cast a pall over the stock and prompted a downgrade from Barclays on Monday, as investors continue to weigh the extent of the fallout from the scandal on Asia's largest developer.

  • No Sympathy For White-Collar Criminals     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, says the severe sentence on Hontex is an example of investors' unwilling to let white-collar criminals get away too easily.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    While the corruption case against the joint chairmen of Asia’s biggest developer Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai Properties will lead to share price volatility over the next 12 months, analysts say the company remains a buy based on its high-quality asset base and solid income stream.

  • Beaten-Down Macau Gaming Stocks a Buy: Analysts  Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 3:47 AM ET
    Macau's casinos at dusk

    Macau gaming stocks have fallen out of favor, with the major names sliding an average of 20 percent since the beginning of May on worries about a sharp slowdown in gambling revenues. But, according to analysts at Nomura, the correction may be close to an end and the recent drop could present an attractive buying opportunity.

  • Hang Seng Bank a Better Bet Than Parent HSBC: Pro Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    Even as HSBC beat expectations with its first quarter results on Tuesday, one strategist says its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Hang Seng Bank is a better bet for investors given its more attractive return on equity and lower cost base.

  • Time to Invest in Asian Equities     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:19 PM ET

    Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets, says it's time to invest in Asian equities as valuations are at attractive levels.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Shares of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Asia’s largest real estate developer, tumbled 12 percent on Friday after the company’s billionaire owners were arrested on suspicion of corruption.

  • Election Positive for HK Markets     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Australia and Dickie Wong, Executive Director, Kingston Securities say CY Leung's victory in Hong Kong's leadership election is positive for the HK market & the property sector.

  • Resolute Putin Faces a Russia That’s Changed Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 5:45 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    NY Times reports that  Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.

  • China's Sany Heavy to Revive $3.3 Billion HK IPO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    Five Construction Cranes

    China's Sany Heavy Industry will revive its $3.3 billion Hong Kong share offering in the second quarter, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing sources close to the deal.

  • Alibaba Group May Take Unit Private for $2.3 Billion Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 11:23 PM ET

    Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba may take its Hong Kong-listed unit Alibaba.com private at about the price of its 2007 initial public offering for about HK$18 billion ($2.3 billion), the Hong Kong Economic Times reported on Thursday, citing sources.

  • China to Let Smaller Groups List in Hong Kong Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 6:37 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Yao Gang, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, pledged to “deepen” China’s capital markets reforms and to make sure Hong Kong is one of the main beneficiaries of the changes. The FT reports.

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