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  • Tokyo skyline

    A decades-old way of categorizing and analyzing Asian economies and equities that puts Japan in a class of its own is fast losing relevance, experts said.

  • *China Enterprises index HSCE rises 0.5 pct. Jan 16- Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday, helped by hopes that a shift to more stimulating policy could boost China's economy, but investors remained cautious amid uncertainty over Brexit, trade and slowing global growth. **Shares of leading mainland developers rose after data showed China's home prices remained...

  • *China signals more stimulus, vows yuan stability. HONG KONG, Jan 15- Hong Kong stocks advanced on Tuesday after Chinese officials pledged they would unveil a slew of measures to shore up economic growth, and reiterated confidence in the stability of yuan. **China's state planner pledged on Tuesday to improve its "reserve" of economic policies to boost economic...

  • Benjamin Swan, co-founder and CEO of Sustenir

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  • The signage for the U.K. headquarters of UBS.

    Investors would have missed out on a 10-percent rally if they had sold their stock holdings on Christmas Eve and re-entered the market this month, said Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management.

  • Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia's finance minister, speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

    Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Monday that the $7.5 billion the country is seeking from U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs over the 1MDB scandal is an "extremely reasonable" amount.

  • *Urban population density now higher than London, Tokyo. HONG KONG, Jan 11- Hong Kong's government says it needs to build billions of dollars' worth of artificial islands to give the city's glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could solve the problem. Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, estimates the 1,111-...

  • A foreign currency dealer looks at a monitor in a dealing room.

    Chinese government data showed that December exports and imports fell unexpectedly, deepening concerns of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy as Beijing's trade war with the U.S. appeared to be taking a toll.

  • *Urban population density now higher than London, Tokyo. HONG KONG, Jan 11- Hong Kong's government says it needs to build billions of dollars' worth of artificial islands to give the city's glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could solve the problem. Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, estimates the 1,111-...

  • *China Enterprises index HSCE rises 0.58 pct. Jan 11- Shares in Hong Kong ended higher on Friday on signs of progress in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations and as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will "most likely" visit the U.S. capital later in January for trade talks.

  • What does China own in the U.S.?

    Billions of dollars flow into the U.S. from China every year. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explores some of China’s biggest assets in New York and explains how the trend is shifting.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 10- Hong Kong shares rose for the fifth straight day on Thursday, as a cautious U.S. **Investors were encouraged after Fed minutes revealed on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is willing to wait before delivering more rate hikes, said Patrick Yiu, managing director at CASH Asset Management in Hong Kong. **Yiu added that many Chinese companies listed in...

  • The ongoing U.S.-China trade war is weighing on Chinese toy exporters. They cite uncertainty, the impact of tariffs already placed on some electronics and supply chain headaches as negotiators work to forge a deal ahead of a March deadline.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 10- China and Hong Kong stocks recouped earlier losses to edge higher on Thursday, as weak inflation data raised prospects for further stimulus, and as investors await more news on the U.S.- China trade talks. **China's producer prices in December rose at their slowest pace since September 2016 as factories confront a slowdown in demand even as...

  • New economy stocks have 'thin support' in Hong Kong:

    Alex Wong of Ample Capital says the Hong Kong market is panicking and has lost confidence in new economy stocks like Xiaomi.

  • Impact of US-China trade war on the toy industry

    Johnny Sze of Eastcolight says tariffs have caused concern that supply chains for toys will be disrupted, because suppliers of circuit boards for electronic toys have been hit hard in their core business of producing remote controls and other products.

  • Jan 8- Hong Kong shares rose slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited results of the talks being held in Beijing between the U.S. and Chinese officials to ease their trade tensions. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross predicted on Monday that Beijing and Washington could reach a trade deal that "we can live with" as dozens of officials from the world's two largest...

  • View of Spree River and Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany. Image taken outdoors, daylight, in summer.

    If you plan to embark on a new career move this year, you may want to try casting your eye to Europe or the Middle East, according to HSBC's new expat survey.

  • A doctor examines a patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco, California.

    M&A activity in the fast growing health-care sector is expected to rebound in 2019, according to international law firm Baker McKenzie — but heavier regulation and political uncertainty could cloud the future.

  • *China's FX reserves fall in 2018 as slowing economy, trade war weigh. SHANGHAI, Jan 8- China and Hong Kong stocks were mixed on Tuesday morning, as investors tread cautiously, amid hopes that Washington and Beijing may be inching towards a trade deal. **China's Foreign Ministry said Beijing had the "good faith" to work with the United States to resolve trade frictions,...