Asian indices traded higher on Friday but trading remained light as investors await possible clues about interest rates at the Jackson Hole Symposium.» Read More
HONG KONG, Aug 22- Hong Kong shares rose on Friday, tracking gains in the U.S. after upbeat economic data sparked a record close on Wall Street. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.4 percent for the week, despite a rise of 1.1 percent on Friday.
HONG KONG, Aug 22- China shares edged higher at midday Friday, helped by blue-chips, and might produce a sixth straight weekly gain, which would be the longest such streak since March 2012. Hong Kong shares also rose, tracking gains in most other Asian markets after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 29- With green-tea flavoured toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.
HONG KONG, July 8- Hong Kong shares finished flat on Tuesday, as gains in utilities offset losses in Macau casino stocks on concerns that revenues would suffer as gamblers focused on the final week of the World Cup. Among Macau gaming stocks, Galaxy Entertainment Group shed 2.7 percent and Wynn Macau 1.4 percent.
HONG KONG, July 3- Hong Kong's benchmark index dipped on Thursday at midday but held near the year's high, while China shares eked out slim gains in choppy trade helped by materials and shipping sectors.
*PetroChina hits 6- month high after China- Russia gas deal. HONG KONG, May 22- Hong Kong and China shares rose on Thursday helped by a preliminary private survey that suggested China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May.
HONG KONG, March 21- Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy just under a quarter of health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson for about $5.7 billion in what would be its single biggest investment and one that would boost its exposure to Asia's fast growing consumer sector.
*Li& Fung up 21.2 percent on good earnings. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 21- Chinese shares rallied on Friday, led by banks and property shares, amid speculation the country's securities regulator would reveal details of a preferred pilot scheme and news of looser finance restrictions for developers.
HONG KONG, March 21- Hong Kong shares ended up, lifted by a rally in Chinese shares in the afternoon session on gains led by Li& Fung and the property sector. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 2.44 percent on the day and 1.4 percent for the week, its largest weekly gain in five weeks.
*Li& Fung up 16.7 percent on good earnings. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 21- Hong Kong shares edged higher on Friday, helped by strong gains from Li& Fung after solid earnings, but investors remained bearish on the Chinese economy.
Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.
Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.
The European Union voiced strong concern over labor conditions in Bangladesh after a building collapse there killed hundreds of factory workers, and said it was considering action to encourage improvements.
Shares of the world's largest supplier of clothes and toys to retailers, Li & Fung, rallied 4 percent despite posting a lower operating profit. Jackson Wong of Tanrich Securities explains why.
Japanese shares surged to multi-year highs on Tuesday on rising expectations that strong political pressure will prompt the Bank of Japan to deliver bold monetary easing measures. Meanwhile, other Asian stock markets struggled as gains were capped on earnings caution.
Asian stocks ended slightly higher on Monday, helped by a 3 percent boost in mainland Chinese shares but trading volume remained light with Japanese financial markets shut for a public holiday.
Shares of Li & Fung fell 16 percent to a three-month low after the global supply chain manager warned of a steep drop in core operating profit, taking investors by surprise and triggering concern over its ability to reach a three-year earnings target.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the daily challenge of 'Stock in 60', and looks at shares of Li & Fung, which dived 16% after the exporter warned of a steep drop in operating profit.
Asian shares ended mostly lower on Friday, tracking overnight weakness in global equities after several Fed officials expressed concerns about continuing to expand stimulative bond buying. But, Japanese stocks surged as the market played catch-up with the region on its first trading day of 2013.
Asia's wealthiest investors may lose some of their appetite for corporate bonds after getting burned in recent deals, analysts and bankers say, sowing caution in a market where issuance hit a record this year and hiking funding costs for riskier borrowers.