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  • Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gains Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 11:45 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday following Wall Street's gains as investors looked ahead to this week's Chinese trade data. Seoul's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,027.95 and Taiwan, Singapore and Jakarta also rose. That signal was reinforced Thursday, when the minutes from the September Fed meeting showed policymakers are too concerned...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.7 percent, extending an impressive 11 percent rise this month as investors unwound some of their long U.S. dollar and short commodities and emerging markets trades. China's stock market correction is "almost over", the official China Securities Journal quoted a senior central banker as...

  • Japan bought a whole lotta Indonesian bonds in August Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:16 PM ET

    Japanese investors purchased about $1 billion worth of rupiah-denominated bonds in August, the highest amount on record.

  • *Vietnam govt dept had said it won tender to supply 1 mln T. HANOI/ JAKARTA, Oct 7- Officials at Indonesia's state food buyer said on Wednesday that no plan had been made to ship rice from Vietnam and that the two countries had only agreed on a contingency plan to guard against possible shortages resulting from dry weather. The deal, along with a 450,000- tonne supply...

  • Every day, it alone determines which city will be shrouded by peaty white smoke blowing from burning forests in Indonesia. Like neighbors who must tolerate the bad habits of the family next door, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have endured the annual problem of smoke that stings the eyes, irritates the throats and shuts down schools and airports.

  • *Malaysia and Indonesia look particularly vulnerable. *Indonesia' worried' about contagion effect- finmin. Malaysia and Indonesia, which export oil and other commodities to fuel China's factories, are looking vulnerable as the world's second-largest economy heads for its slowest growth in 25 years and the prices of their commodity exports plunge.

  • *Malaysia and Indonesia look particularly vulnerable. *Indonesia' worried' about contagion effect- finmin. Malaysia and Indonesia, heavily reliant on commodity exports to China, are looking particularly vulnerable as the world's second-largest economy heads for its slowest growth in 25 years.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Oct. 5- Uber Inc's aggressive global expansion is looking costlier and riskier than ever as the company struggles with regulatory and competitive obstacles in major markets. Just last week, the company faced a police raid on its European headquarters in the Netherlands, a criminal trial of two top executives in France, a ban on its services in Rio...

  • Asian stock markets rise after weak US jobs numbers Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 11:47 PM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2 percent to 21,901.58 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 17,941.62. Taiwan, Singapore, Manila and Jakarta also advanced. US JOBS: The Labor Department reported employers added 142,000 workers last month, much lower than the 200,000 anticipated on Wall Street, and hired fewer people in July and August than...

  • Indonesia is a nation where traditional belief systems, including shamanism, have been fused with mainstream religions, the Financial Times reports.

  • Is Indonesia’s consumer stronger than its currency? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    Indonesia's currency has dropped sharply, but it may not derail the country's strong consumer story as companies come up with new ways to cope.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 30- Indonesia is set to cull millions of chickens to ease supply swings in the local meat market caused by a drive for self-sufficiency, the latest in a string of food policies that have backfired for the government of President Joko Widodo. The troubles in the meat market began when Indonesia cut live cattle imports for the third quarter, forcing...

  • Tracking Nasdaq's expansion plans in Asia Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 9:52 PM ET
    Tracking Nasdaq's expansion plans in Asia

    Adena Friedman, president of Nasdaq, discusses the use of the company's technology in various Asian stock exchanges.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 29- Indonesia has sent senior officials to China and Japan to court Asia's two biggest economies as Jakarta renews its efforts to build a multi-billion dollar railway linking two major cities, a government official said on Tuesday. Tuesday's announcement that representatives had been sent to Japan and China suggested the project had gained...

  • How Tupperware copes with FX volatility Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    How Tupperware copes with FX volatility

    Asha Gupta, Group President, APAC at Tupperware Brands Corporation, says the firm deals with volatility in the currency market by focusing on topline growth.

  • People here want a higher retirement age Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Elderly people work out with wooden dumb-bells in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo on September 21, 2015, to celebrate Japan's Respect for the Aged Day.

    Governments in much of the world face the daunting prospect of fierce opposition to raising retirement ages, but in Asia, many want to see increases.

  • *Indonesia wants to deal more directly with top oil suppliers. *Minister says some took advantage of Indonesia leaving OPEC. JAKARTA, Sept 28- Indonesia hopes its return to OPEC in December will bring Asia's top gasoline importer closer to the world's main oil producers and ease its reliance on a small group of traders for supplies, the country's energy minister...

  • #sghaze goes viral in smog-cloaked Singapore Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 9:51 PM ET
    #sghaze goes viral in smog-cloaked Singapore

    Singaporeans react on social media as the Southeast Asian city-state sees a recurrence of severe air pollution.

  • ADB slices Asia growth forecasts Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    A farmer harvests rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi.

    Asia's growth outlook has taken a haircut from slowdowns in China and India as well as developed markets' soft recovery, the Asian Development Bank said.

  • Where UPS sees opportunities in China Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Where UPS sees opportunities in China

    David Abney, CEO of UPS, outlines the opportunities that come with China's economic growth and fast-expanding e-commerce sector.