North Asia

Japan Slips Into Recession, But BOJ Still Seen Ending Stimulus

Government data released on Thursday showed that GDP fell by an annualised 0.4% in the October-December period after a 3.3%…

6 days ago

Nikkei Dips, But Hang Seng up After Sticky US Inflation Data

The Nikkei fell after stronger than expected inflation data in the US, but the Hang Seng and indexes in India…

7 days ago

Any Expansion of China Chip Curbs Will Risk Business, ASML Says

The largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers said new competitors with 'substantial financial resources' and 'the ambition of…

7 days ago

Top Execs at Toyota’s Daihatsu Bow Out Over Safety-Test Scandal

The departures are among the most drastic changes Daihatsu has made so far after revealing last year it had rigged…

1 week ago

Asia Trade Thin With Nikkei, Hang Seng, Others on Holiday

Chinese, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korean markets were closed for the Lunar New Year, while Japan was also shut…

1 week ago

Indonesia, China to Cut Nickel Output as EV Metal Loses Sheen

China and Indonesia account for 70% of global supplies of nickel, but producers in the countries have become unprofitable after…

1 week ago

After Samsung, Lenovo Agrees to Feature Baidu’s AI Bot Ernie

Research firm Canalys expects that 5% of smartphones shipped globally in 2024, or 60 million smartphones will be AI-capable

2 weeks ago

Western Investment Banks Brace for Job Cuts as China Woes Rise

Bankers and recruitment agencies said staff cuts that began in late last year on the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong…

2 weeks ago

UN: North Korea Cyberattacks Pocketed Regime $3bn – Guardian

A United Nations report is said to show that attacks on cryptocurrency-related companies helped development of dictatorship’s weapons programme

2 weeks ago

China Stocks See Best Week in a Year Despite Downcast Economy

But how long the market recovery will last remains to be seen, given that broader data out of the world’s…

2 weeks ago

China’s Bid to ‘Cheat’ a Way to Chip Prominence is Failing: Envoy

Taiwanese envoy in Washington says China 'cheats' and 'steals' technology, but doubts it will be able to make viable next-generation…

2 weeks ago

Reports of Violent Protests by North Korean Workers in China

Thousands of North Korean workers staged violent protests in Jilin last month, angry over years of unpaid wages and lingering…

2 weeks ago