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Malaysia's prime minister, a vocal critic of Chinese investment, heads to Beijing

The 93-year-old leader has repeatedly criticized Chinese ventures in his country for being too expensive. As he visits the world's second-largest economy, he's expected to renegotiate a number of Beijing-backed deals.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 4:09 am


Tesla reportedly searching for a No. 2 executive for Elon Musk

The New York Times reported that Tesla executives have intensified the search following Musk's tweets about taking the company private.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 3:29 am


US-China trade talks will focus on yuan weakness, experts say

U.S.-China trade talks in August will likely be centered on the Chinese yuan, which has fallen almost 6 percent against the greenback so far this year.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:35 am


China wants to build robots to overtake its rivals — but it's not there yet

Chinese robotics firms have gained market share domestically, but it they want to compete globally, "there is work to be done," says an analyst from McKinsey & Company.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:56 pm


PlayStation creator backs start-up that uses 'theoretical neuroscience' for self-driving cars

Japanese start-up Ascent Robotics is on a quest to create software for self-driving cars and aims to complete a fully functional artificial intelligence vehicle system by late 2020.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:27 pm


Asia markets close mostly positive following US-China trade developments

Asia markets closed mostly in positive territory on Friday following an update on the U.S.-China trade situation.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:36 pm


Australian senator's call for Muslim ban is an outlier opinion in the country

Delivering his first-ever address to parliament on Tuesday, Australian Senator Fraser Anning advocated a return to the "White Australia" policy, which existed in the country for most of the 1900s before being abolished in 1973.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:01 am


China's Tencent falls 3% after disappointing earnings and scrutiny from Chinese regulators

Analysts say the company has a proven track record of dealing with Chinese regulatory authorities and will likely get approval for its games eventually.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:17 am


Hong Kong politician: Trump should target us in trade war with China

A controversial Hong Kong politician who advocates independence called for the U.S. to open a new front in its trade war with China. Analysts say it is unlikely to happen — even accounting for Trump's willingness to break longstanding norms.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:40 pm


Asian shares pare steeper losses after positive US-China trade developments

Asian shares slipped on Thursday, but pared steeper losses seen earlier amid positive developments in U.S.-China trade ties.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:50 pm


China's markets have stumbled, but its top tech stocks could rise 20% this year, analyst says

There's still a lot of upside for Chinese tech giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — known as the BAT stocks — because investors see them as a safe bet, a research analyst told CNBC on Wednesday.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 3:49 am


Chinese investors are putting their money in a lot of places. That rarely means stocks

Stocks still rank low on the popularity list for Chinese investors, while private funds are playing a larger role in the country's asset management market — which many predict will soon become the world's second largest.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 1:00 am


South Korea wants a railway 'community' with North Korea, China and the US

The club will reportedly include North Korea, the United States, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia and South Korea, according to Yonhap News.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 11:09 pm


China could reportedly use its 'unwritten' tech rules as an 'invisible tool' against US firms

As Sino-American trade tensions escalate, Beijing could use Chinese cybersecurity standards as a weapon against Washington's tariffs.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 8:43 pm


Asian shares stumble as markets shrug off Wall Street relief bump; Shanghai down 2.1%

Asian shares closed mostly lower, shrugging off the positive tone on Wall Street, as the dollar held firm in the wake of Turkey's currency crisis.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 7:44 pm


Facebook is bringing Spanish soccer to India's billion-strong consumer market — for free

Social media giant Facebook is to broadcast Spain's premier soccer league live to viewers in India and other South Asian countries at no cost.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 9:06 am


In a speech that Beijing tried to stop, Hong Kong independence advocate lashes out

A politician who advocates independence for Hong Kong lashed out at China in a speech to foreign journalists that the central and local governments wanted stopped.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 4:42 am


China could soon be called out as a currency manipulator. Here's why

The U.S. dollar has appreciated 5 percent this year versus the yuan, with those gains occurring mainly in the last month or two. 

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:13 am


China blocks a super-popular video game, and Tencent shares drop

China has banned the sale of "Monster Hunter: World" on the WeGame platform, less than a week after it was launched, causing shares of Tencent to fall.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 12:52 am


Concerns about possible dealmaking constraints hit Chinese education stocks

Stock prices in Chinese education companies listed in Hong Kong have fallen sharply over investor fears of increased regulation.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 11:49 pm


Hong Kong's economic prospects darken on rising rates, US-China trade worries

Hong Kong's economic growth is poised to weaken as interest rate increases hit mortgage-holders and the U.S.-China trade war intensifies, analysts say.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 11:02 pm


Nikkei rebounds after recent uncertainty over Turkey crisis as China lags

Asian shares closed mixed, as some regional markets bounced back one day after declining over jitters related to economic uncertainty in Turkey.  

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 7:48 pm


After public outcry, Beijing says it will ban new online lending platforms

The Chinese government is stepping up scrutiny of the once-burgeoning online peer-to-peer lending sector.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 2:04 am


Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

By simply using a phone line and a fax number, attackers can infiltrate a company's entire computer network, according to a new report by Check Point Software Technologies.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 12:30 am


Nikkei drops almost 2% as Asian shares slide amid investor worries over Turkey

Asian markets closed lower on Monday as investor sentiment took a hit amid the renewed slump in the Turkish lira.

Posted on 12 August 2018 | 7:54 pm


The US-China trade war is worrying some Hong Kong-owned manufacturers, CEO says

Hong Kong-owned factories in China are growing concerned about the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Some are even thinking about shifting operations elsewhere, one CEO said.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 11:54 pm


Semiconductor sector stocks in Asia take a hit after Morgan Stanley downgrade

Major semiconductor sector stocks in Asia took a tumble on Friday after the industry was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. 

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 2:08 am


China paper blasts report about rifts in Beijing's leadership, says 'an elephant can't hide'

The People's Daily, a mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, has rebutted criticism that an overly nationalistic Chinese leadership stance may have hardened the US trade position.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 12:59 am


Most Asian markets come under pressure as trade uncertainty swirls

Asian stocks closed lower on the last trading day of the week as uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations lingered.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 7:42 pm


Ikea finally opens first store in what CEO calls a 'more open India'

Ikea has finally opened its first store in India on Thursday, targeting the country's growing middle-class.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 10:47 am