John Cheng
A drum sits inside the Korea Exchange in Seoul on June 13. South Korea is extending a ban on stock short selling through March 30 next year and planning harsher penalties for illegal trades.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 30, 2024
High-speed traders and short sellers face growing Asia crackdown
Recent developments show the difficulty of keeping up with increasingly sophisticated trading strategies and their market impact — challenges set to grow further with AI.
Transmission towers in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam, on April 26. Southeast Asia’s relatively low production cost and strong position in the global semiconductor value chain is adding to the region’s appeal as the next hub for data centers.
May 28, 2024
AI frenzy draws stock traders to Southeast Asia’s likely winners
Power producers are becoming a favorite as more data centers are set up in the region, thanks to lower energy and land costs, according to analysts.
The Nikkei stock market rally has paused, but the market has an upside potential toward the end of the year, according to Allianz Global Investors.
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 22, 2024
Allianz says Japanese stocks will defy geopolitics and yen volatility
The asset manager expects support from solid corporate fundamentals and the long-term outlook for artificial intelligence.
The VinFast logo during an event in Los Angeles in November 2022
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 30, 2023
VinFast’s world-beating gain evokes memory of $400 billion crash
The last time a similar stock rose from relative obscurity to the one the world’s largest companies, it didn’t end well for investors.
A stock board at an intersection in Shanghai in October
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 6, 2023
China is losing out as global funds chase returns in Japan stocks
Foreign buying of Japanese equities has exceeded that of Chinese peers for the first time since 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Group report.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2023
Gloom grips China markets again as stimulus trade fizzles out
China’s travel spending during the dragon-boat festival holiday fell short of pre-COVID levels, underscoring the slowdown in consumption.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2022
Chinese firms are dominating key parts of Hong Kong’s economy
Chinese state-controlled firms are increasingly dominating Hong Kong, taking market share away from the local tycoons and British trading houses.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2021
Apple Daily is running low on funds to print Hong Kong newspaper
The pro-democracy Apple Daily has enough cash on hand to continue operating as normal only for a couple of weeks, according to a person familiar with the situation.


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