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 2021-01-26 17:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Sumitomo buys out Singapore construction equipment renter...

TOKYO -- Japanese trading group Sumitomo Corp. has acquired a Singapore-based company that is one of the largest players in Southeast Asia f...

 2021-01-26 17:45 

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Japan's Renesas steps in to ease automotive chip shortage...

TOKYO -- Japan's Renesas Electronics will lend part of its capacity to produce automotive semiconductors designed by domestic rival Asahi Kasei, which...

 2021-01-26 17:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Biden's first 100 days: Trump establishes 'Save America' office to push his agenda...

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The second week of the new U.S. administration is underway. Joe Biden, the 46th president and one of the country's most senior...

 2021-01-26 16:50 

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Shin-Etsu to boost US plastic production on back of Biden stimulus...

TOKYO -- During the presidential campaign, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to invest $2 trillion in infrastructure over his four-year term to s...

 2021-01-26 16:50 

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Investors give $200m boost to Hong Kong travel startup Klook...

HONG KONG -- Travel booking platform Klook has raised $200 million in a new funding round, underscoring investor confidence in the ability of the tour...

 2021-01-26 11:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

Ex-US and China officials urge dialogue over 'gun to head' tactics...

SHANGHAI -- Former U.S. and Chinese government officials on Tuesday called on the two countries to patch up their frayed relationship, ahead of a poss...

 2021-01-26 10:20 

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Vietnam congress to map out path to high-income status by 2045...

HANOI -- The Communist Party of Vietnam on Tuesday officially kicked off its twice-a-decade National Congress by highlighting a big agenda item -- goa...

 2021-01-26 10:20 

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Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index to drop 7 Chinese stocks...

TOKYO -- Nikkei Inc. will eliminate seven constituent stocks from the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index, which gauges the performance of 300 fast-growin...

 2021-01-26 10:20 

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SoftBank's Son to step back from Japan mobile unit role...

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son is to step back from his role as chairman of its Japanese mobile unit, SoftBank Corp., as part...

 2021-01-26 08:29 

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Apple suppliers fear COVID surge over Chinese New Year...

TAIPEI -- A string of Apple's most important suppliers in China are trying to quash fears of renewed coronavirus outbreaks by offering extra handouts...

 2021-01-26 08:29 

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Hyundai to launch four EV models in 2021 after sales jump...

SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor said Tuesday it will launch four electric vehicle models this year, after revealing earlier this month it is in talks with Appl...

 2021-01-26 08:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Narendra Modi has turned India into a quagmire...

Ashis Ray was CNN's network's founding South Asia bureau chief. He is now an international affairs analyst for the BBC.Today marks 70 years of India a...

 2021-01-26 07:32 

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Indian police fire tear gas in clash with farmers on Republic Day...

SINGHU, India (Reuters) -- Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades and clashed on Tuesday with police in the capita...

 2021-01-26 06:38 

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Mind the digital gap in Asia's post-COVID economy: Davos panelists...

SINGAPORE -- Technology and telecommuting are transforming the way industries work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But governments must ensure t...

 2021-01-26 06:38 

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Singapore promotes digital money for Lunar New Year cash gifts...

SINGAPORE -- Wirth the approach of Lunar New Year on Feb. 11, Singapore is calling on residents to digitalize cash gifts for the h...

 2021-01-26 06:38 

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Vingroup to export electric SUVs to US and Europe from 2022...

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's Vingroup has unveiled a lineup of electric vehicles to gain a foothold in the American and European car markets, an effo...

 2021-01-26 05:40 

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Indonesia bourse launches tech classification to lure investors...

JAKARTA -- The Indonesia Stock Exchange has launched a new industrial classification for over 700 companies listed on the bourse, seeking to attr...

 2021-01-26 04:44 

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South Korea limits COVID damage to 1% GDP contraction in 2020...

SEOUL -- South Korea's economy shrank just 1% last year as strong exports helped limit the damage of the coronavirus pandemic that wreaked havoc on pr...

 2021-01-26 04:43 

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Apple authorizes China's first independent repair service...

BEIJING -- Hiweixiu, a Chinese provider of smartphone repair services, became Apple's first independent repair provider in China, the International Fi...

 2021-01-26 03:48 

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Humidifiers and hot plates lift Japan appliances sales to 24-year high...

TOKYO -- The coronavirus pandemic has failed to cool the trend among Japanese consumers for buying appliances.Shipments of appliances edged up 1%...

 2021-01-26 03:48 

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Japan's contact tracers squeezed by mounting COVID cases...

TOKYO -- Public health centers across Japan are faced with scaling back their contact-tracing programs for the coronavirus as they struggle...

 2021-01-26 02:52 

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Biden tightens 'Buy American' rules with executive order...

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday to tighten...

 2021-01-26 01:56 

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Komatsu to mass-produce electrified excavators with US partner...

TOKYO -- Komatsu has teamed with a U.S. maker of commercial electric vehicles to produce electrified heavy machinery, looking to start mass produ...

 2021-01-26 00:59 

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Biden's first 100 days: Impeachment is submitted to Senate for second trial of Trump...

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The second week of the new U.S. administration is underway. Joe Biden, the 46th president and one of the country's most senior...

 2021-01-26 00:59 

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TSMC and Taiwan chip peers weigh new price hikes for autos...

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, and Taiwanese peers are considering another round of price i...

 2021-01-26 00:03 

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South Korea GDP grows 1.1% in 4Q last year...

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter as it ended the coronavirus-stricken year solidly p...

 2021-01-26 00:03 

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Biden's first 100 days: Yellen confirmed as America's first woman treasury secretary...

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The second week of the new U.S. administration is under way. Joe Biden, the 46th U.S. president and one of the country's...

 2021-01-25 23:07 

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Xi slams new Cold War, but White House says competition inevitable...

SHANGHAI -- Nations must reject Cold War thinking and embrace...

 2021-01-25 22:11 

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India to award Shinzo Abe second-highest civilian honor...

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK -- India will confer one of its highest civilian awards on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the government announced Mond...

 2021-01-25 22:11 

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China surpasses US as top destination for foreign investment...

BEIJING -- China overtook the U.S. to become the leading recipient of foreign direct investment last year, underscoring the Chinese economy's rec...

 2021-01-25 22:11 

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India pushes COVID shots in two-pronged effort at home and abroad...

NEW DELHI -- Filled with optimism and anxiety, health care providers lined up to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine injections at a government hospita...

 2021-01-25 21:15 

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China's Big Tech crackdown drives Meituan out of health coverage...

SHANGHAI -- Food delivery company Meituan is shutting down a program that covers medical expenses as Chinese technology enterprises face growing gover...

 2021-01-25 21:15 

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EU invites Japan's Motegi to explain 'free and open Indo-Pacific'...

TOKYO -- Japan's top diplomat Toshimitsu Motegi was invited to address the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council Monday -- a first...

 2021-01-25 20:19 

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The end of European influence in Asia...

Wiliam Bratton is author of...

 2021-01-25 19:23 

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Biden's first 100 days: Biden to sign strong 'Buy American' order...

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president. But after weeks of tension and a violent attempt to block...

 2021-01-25 18:27 

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Now in driver's seat, Taiwan chipmakers weigh new price hikes for autos...

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, and compatriots are considering another round of price...

 2021-01-25 17:32 

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China rushes to vaccinate delegates ahead of national congress...

BEIJING -- Delegates to the upcoming National People's Congress legislative session have begun receiving coronavirus vaccinations, as China...

 2021-01-25 17:32 

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Toyota forges ahead with 8.25m vehicle goal despite chip crunch...

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor is on track to produce about 8.25 million vehicles worldwide for the year ending in March, largely sticki...

 2021-01-25 15:39 

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Xi says Cold War thinking risks 'confrontation,' in jab at Biden...

SHANGHAI -- Nations must reject Cold War thinking and embrace...

 2021-01-25 14:43 

Nikkei Asian Review

Xi trumpets multilateralism in first Biden-era speech to Davos...

SHANGHAI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called on countries to maintain multilateralism and refrain from...

 2021-01-25 14:43 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's Guangzhou airport crowns itself the world's busiest for 2020...

HONG KONG -- Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport declared on Monday that it had become the busiest among its global peers in 2020.Airports Council...

 2021-01-25 13:47 

Nikkei Asian Review

Nidec chief predicts a $3,000-car era with spread of EVs...

TOKYO -- Car prices will fall to below $3,000 each, creating new demand in India, Africa and the Middle East, said Shigenobu Nagamori, chairman and CE...

 2021-01-25 10:59 

Nikkei Asian Review

Nidec chief predicts a $3,000-car era with spread of EV...

TOKYO -- Car prices will fall to below $3,000 each, creating new demand in India, Africa and the Middle East, said Shigenobu Nagamori, chairman and CE...

 2021-01-25 10:03 

Nikkei Asian Review

Big US funds stake claim on quarter of Kuaishou's $5.4bn IPO...

HONG KONG -- Major U.S. fund managers including BlackRock and Fidelity are among 10 cornerstone investors in Chinese short-video platform Kuaishou Tec...

 2021-01-25 10:03 

Nikkei Asian Review

Germany to send naval frigate to Japan with eye on China...

LONDON -- The German government is considering sending a naval frigate to Japan, Nikkei has learned. The ship would sail from Germany as early as this...

 2021-01-25 10:03 

Nikkei Asian Review

Unicharm joins Japan's quest for more N95 masks amid COVID wave...

TOKYO -- Unicharm, the Japanese consumer goods group known for diapers and feminine hygiene products, plans to start producing 1 million medical-grade...

 2021-01-25 08:12 

Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar's Rakhine problem is a domestic and international challenge...

Thomas Kean is a consultant on Myanmar for International Crisis Group and editor-in-chief of Frontier Myanmar, a Yangon-based media organization.Much...

 2021-01-25 08:12 

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Toshiba surges ahead of return to Japan stock market's top tier...

TOKYO -- Shares in Toshiba soared almost 17% on Monday as investors turned hopeful that the Japanese conglomerate's return to the top section of the T...

 2021-01-25 08:12 

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Confucius Institute HQ gets makeover in a sign of the times...

China is locked in a heated diplomatic confrontation with the U.S. -- one that may not end with the arrival of a new White House occupant. At home, Pr...

 2021-01-25 07:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Nidec boosts full-year profit estimate as EV demand surges...

TOKYO -- Japanese motor maker Nidec on Monday reported a 24% increase in operating profit from a year before for the nine months through December on t...

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