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  • BUSINESS

    Social media a key to reaching Myanmar consumers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/07/2017

    » As social media gains popularity in Myanmar, more foreign companies are using it to reach consumers who go online for product information. However, marketing to Myanmar's growing consumer class has room for improvement.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets mostly up

    Published on 19/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian stock markets mostly rose Monday following a rally on Wall Street and a strong pick-up in oil prices, but Shanghai plunged almost 8% after regulators punished three major brokerages for rule violations.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets gain, Europe rallies

    Published on 18/12/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rallied Thursday, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by a Wall Street recovery and indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks up in New Year trade

    AFP, Published on 02/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets started 2015 on an upswing in limited trading on Friday, with mainland Chinese stocks surging in Hong Kong on speculation Beijing may ease monetary policy to boost slowing growth.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian energy stocks sink, airlines rise

    AFP, Published on 28/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Shares in energy firms tumbled Friday after oil prices hit four-year lows in reaction to Opec's decision to ignore calls for an output cut, although the prospect of cheaper fuel sent airlines surging.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets mostly higher

    AFP, Published on 05/12/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Friday, with the dollar again breaking 120 yen while the euro held onto gains after the European Central Bank shied away from fresh stimulus measures.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks mostly up

    Published on 12/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday as Tokyo extended a rally after the dollar broke 116 yen for the first time in seven years, while speculation swirls that Japan may put off another unpopular sales tax hike.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks mixed after Wall St record

    Published on 18/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday, with Tokyo leading gainers on bargain-buying after the previous day's sell-off, while Wall Street provided some support with another record close.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets mixed, Europe stocks up

    Published on 28/10/2014

    » HONG KONG - Asian markets were mixed Tuesday before the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting, which will be closely scrutinised for clues to its plans on interest rates.

  • BUSINESS

    ECB details stimulus plan

    Published on 02/10/2014

    » NAPLES, ITALY - European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi says a stimulus programme that includes buying private-sector bonds will mean a significant increase in the bank's efforts to help the economy.

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