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Asia-Pacific shares rise in ‘fragile’ market environment, oil jumps more than 2%

Asia-Pacific shares rise in 'fragile' market environment, oil jumps more than 2%
Vehicles are reflected in a window as electronic boards display stock information at the Australian Securities Exchange, operated by ASX. Lisa Maree | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets traded higher Monday as investors reacted to last week's U.S. jobs report that trounced expectations and...

ESG investments surged in Asia-Pacific in 2020 as sustainable investing takes off, MSCI survey finds

ESG investments surged in Asia-Pacific in 2020 as sustainable investing takes off, MSCI survey finds
Chinese tourists wear masks as protection from the pollution outside the Forbidden City during a day of high pollution in Beijing, China. Getty Images Sustainable investing is taking off in Asia-Pacific as institutional investors accelerated their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments during the coronavirus pandemic...

Taiwan chips will stay competitive despite rising challenge from China, Taiwan minister says

Taiwan chips will stay competitive despite rising challenge from China, Taiwan minister says
Integrated circuits on a circuit board. filonmar | E+ | Getty Images Taiwan hopes to give China a run for its money — at least in the short run. The island's minister of economy told CNBC that Taiwan will remain competitive in the semiconductor space, even as...

A guide on how not to embarrass yourself while traveling in Japan

Customs and manners are so important to Japanese culture that many travel websites have sections dedicated to the topic. Japan is currently closed to international travelers, but the country is exploring ways to safely reopen before the start of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which is...

Chinese ministry calls for supply chain resiliency, without mentioning chip production targets

Chinese ministry calls for supply chain resiliency, without mentioning chip production targets
BEIJING — In the face of a global chip shortage and U.S. sanctions, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology declined Monday to name targets for semiconductor production. China would like to build up self-sufficiency in competitive technologies and rely less on imports of semiconductors,...

Trading tax hike won’t harm competitiveness of Hong Kong’s stock market, says financial secretary

Trading tax hike won't harm competitiveness of Hong Kong's stock market, says financial secretary
People wearing face masks crossing a street at Hong Kong's Wan Chai district on Feb. 16, 2021. Zhang Wei | China News Service | Getty Images Hong Kong's plan to increase the stamp duty on stock trading will not harm the competitiveness of the city's financial...

Chinese electric car start-up Li Auto expects it will sell fewer cars than Nio has been delivering

Chinese electric car start-up Li Auto expects it will sell fewer cars than Nio has been delivering
A Li Xiang One hybrid SUV is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on November 23, 2020 in Guangzhou, China. Li Zhihao | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — Nasdaq-listed Chinese automaker Li Auto forecast deliveries below that of its competitors...

Kia unveils 2022 Carnival as new SUV-inspired minivan with VIP lounge seating

Kia Motors is replacing its Sedona minivan with a new SUV-inspired model called the Carnival beginning in the second quarter of this year. The 2022 Carnival "multi-purpose vehicle," also known as a minivan, features a boxy exterior, large front grille and an overall denews24nation that...

HSBC beats estimates with $8.8 billion in pre-tax profit for 2020; resumes dividend payment

HSBC beats estimates with $8.8 billion in pre-tax profit for 2020; resumes dividend payment
HSBC building in the Canary Wharf district of London, U.K. Leon Neal | AFP | Getty Images HSBC on Tuesday said its reported profit before tax for 2020 fell 34% from a year ago to $8.8 billion, and declared an interim dividend of 15 cents per...