BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday as traders watched a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and anti-disease controls that threaten to disrupt trade and travel.
HONG KONG (AP) — A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to raise interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool inflation.
Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China.
The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers.
Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a late drop left major Wall Street indexes mostly lower.
Tokyo was closed Tuesday for a holiday. Hong Kong and Seoul declined while Shanghai advanced.
Market players appeared to be relieved to learn that President Joe Biden will nominate Jerome Powell for a second four-year term at the helm of the Federal Reserve, a vote of confidence in Powell’s handling of central bank policies during the brutal disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In Shanghai, China's international and commercial centre, the number of expatriates fell more than 20 per cent in the past decade from more than 208,000 to around 163,000.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Wednesday despite a rally on Wall Street. In Japan, the benchmark reversed earlier gains that had come on the yen trading lower recently, boosting the profits of exporters.
BEIJING (AP) — A stock exchange set up in the Chinese capital to serve entrepreneurs opened trading Monday with 81 companies amid a crackdown on tech giants that has wiped more than $1 trillion off their market value abroad.
At a Shanghai facility the size of a soccer field, Chinese scientists are firing powerful laser beam pulses at a tiny pair of gold cones in a bid to replicate the nuclear fusion process at the heart of the sun.
Hong Kong stocks fluctuated, as news of China Evergrande Group averting default lifted the market, while investors weighed the risks of rising inflation and a weakening Chinese economy,
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after a worrisome report on U.S. inflation that slammed into the bond market and knocked stocks lower on Wall Street.
In Japan, where investors are awaiting an economic stimulus package from newly elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.6% in morning trading to 29,295.20.
Stocks tumbled in Hong Kong and mainland China, with a benchmark of onshore stocks set for the lowest close in almost three months, as accelerating inflation undermined bets among some investors for policy easing to overcome a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street hit a new high and China reported a double-digit rise in exports.
Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined while Shanghai advanced.
US-China LNG deal unlikely to smooth over trade issues ahead of talks between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping
The signing of the largest ever liquified natural gas (LNG) long-term contract between Chinese and US companies could create goodwill ahead of a virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and China's leader Xi Jinping, but it is unlikely to smooth over long-standing disagreements concerning the phase one deal, analysts say.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has named 20 overseas-based players in its squad for a World Cup qualifying match against Saudi Arabia on Nov. 11 in Sydney, the team’s first home game in more than two years due to COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fireworks boomed as the visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for their COVID-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers dressed from head to toe in the white protective suits.
China’s battery makers burnish their safety image as they grab the lion’s share of the world’s market for powering electric cars
The final instalment of a three-part series on electric car batteries looks at the quality and safety record of China-made packs, and how they stack up against competitors in South Korea and Japan.
Beijing official calls on Hong Kong universities to play a more active role in Greater Bay Area development
A Beijing official has called on Hong Kong universities to play a bigger role in the growth of the Greater Bay Area, which he describes as "indispensable to national development".
Shanghai and Chongqing offer hints of how China’s property tax would work, and be ignored by runaway home prices
Shanghai and Chongqing, two of China's biggest urban centres, offer a hint of what a property tax would look like as the Chinese legislature gave its nod last week to kick off the tariff after a decade of stop-go measures to rein in runaway home prices.
Hong Kong stocks rebound as traders deem Alibaba, tech sell-off as unwarranted while Li Ning slumps on stock placement plan
Hong Kong stocks rebounded from a three-week low as investors deemed a sell-off in Chinese tech giants was unwarranted. Sportswear producer Li Ning slumped after unveiling a stock placement plan.
The southern Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen, known as the country's answer to Silicon Valley, has drafted a plan to cultivate more "unicorn" companies and help them achieve public listings, as the city jostles with Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou as China's top base for highly valued tech start-ups.
China plans to ‘redirect’ duty-free spending power, but regulatory crackdowns could make brands ‘reluctant’
Duty-free shopping will play a more prominent role in plans to boost China's economy with more domestic consumption, but various ongoing regulatory crackdowns could turn off international brands and restrict the development of proposed consumer cities, according to an analyst.
Tesla completes Shanghai data centre, innovation hub as carmaker joins elite US$1 trillion valuation club
Tesla, the first carmaker with a market cap of US$1 trillion, has finished constructing a data centre and research hub in China, quickening its localisation pace in the world's largest electric vehicle market and bringing it into compliance with regulatory demands.
NBA’s Enes Kanter calls out Nike’s ‘silence’ on China and alleged forced labour of Uygurs, wears ‘modern day slaves’ shoes
Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter continued his assault on China with his fourth pair of shoes designed by Shanghai-born, Australia-based dissident cartoonist Badiucao.
Hong Kong stocks drop as earnings season offers few sparks with Alibaba Health’s profit warning while BYD gains on spin-off plan
Hong Kong stocks declined as investors looked for signals in the current earnings season to gauge the strength of economic recovery from the pandemic.
Stocks are drifting mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to another big week of earnings reports, this time from major technology companies including Facebook and Apple.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections.
Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced while Tokyo declined.
Lynk & Co, a mid-range car brand spawned out of Geely 's takeover of Volvo Cars, launched a mid-size SUV to take on bestselling electric vehicle models assembled by Tesla and Chinese start-up NIO.
Stocks are moving modestly higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing. The benchmark S&P 500 was up 0.3% in the first few minutes of trading, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher as investors waited Tuesday for U.S. corporate results to see how companies are coping with supply disruptions and the past quarter's surge in coronavirus infections.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September.
The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4% to 3,559.96 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong declined 0.4% to 25,246.38.
It seems it is Hong Kong's fate to always be compared with Shanghai to the north, and Singapore to the south.
Looking north, Shanghai is larger and more deeply embedded in the nation's political and social fabric.
China’s electric car start-ups turn to private equity, venture capital for funds as they are turned away from Shanghai’s Star Market
China's cash-hungry electric vehicle (EV) start-ups, are actively looking to private equity and venture capital for funding, as they seek alternative financing sources in the face of tougher thresholds for initial public offerings (IPOs) on Shanghais Star Market.
World shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of U.S. inflation data and upcoming corporate earnings.
Stocks fell in Paris, London, Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Shanghai and Frankfurt.
Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as traders wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in the early going, as was the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Choice of Shanghai for next global aviation conference, a ‘nudge’ towards opening China’s borders, airline body’s CEO says
The head of the aviation industry's main lobbying group has "nudged" China towards reopening its borders, noting the strategic importance of the country's huge air-travel market to airlines the world over struggling to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped in cautious trading Wednesday, shrugging off a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks that erased most of the losses from the previous day's sell-off.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Toto Japan Classic is no longer part of the LPGA Tour schedule because of pandemic, leaving only one tournament as part of the tour's Asian swing in the fall.
Asian markets were mixed on Monday, with Shanghai closed for the National Day holiday.
Hong Kong’s benchmark shed more than 2% after troubled property developer China Evergrande’s shares were suspended from trading.
Asian markets tumbled Friday on the tail of Wall Street’s worst monthly loss since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tokyo skidded 2% and Australia’s benchmark sank 2.3%. Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong were closed for holidays.
BEIJING (AP) — Two American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive who had been wanted in the U.S.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday, as fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks clouded the economic outlook for the region, tempering gains.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was little changed in afternoon trading, inching up less than 0.1% to 30,254.01 after zigzagging earlier in the day.
BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, but fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks were clouding the economic outlook for the region, tempering the rally.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% to 30,35.62.
Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo and Shanghai closed.
Other regional benchmarks also fell after Wall Street wrapped up last week with another decline.
It is five short years since Chinese Super League clubs were throwing the cash around to rival some of Europe's biggest names, breaking Asian transfer records left, right and centre.
Guangzhou Evergrande " the reigning five-time champions of China " signed Colombia international striker Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for Euro42 million in early February 2016.
Beijing giveth and Beijing taketh away. Investors and company bosses have been unnerved by the Chinese regulators' crackdown on big-name tech giants and private tutorial chains. They have also been spooked by a new broad anti-sanctions law that may directly affect foreign companies operating on the mainland.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower.
Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney.
Across the region, concerns over prolonged outbreak of coronavirus have weighed on sentiment.