Japan's World Cup Soccer Victory Sees Sports Stock Boost

It was a generally down day for Japanese stocks, but soccer fans woke with a rising sun and a smile.

Jiang Zemin's Death Overshadows Jack Ma's Tokyo Residency

The day's initial focus was on the Alibaba entrepreneur's extended stay in Japan before word broke that China's former president has died at 96.

Deadly Fire Sparks Covid-Rule Demonstrations Across China

Chinese stocks moved lower Monday as protestors demand an end to harsh anti-Covid measures -- and, in Shanghai, the end of Communist rule.

China Reopening, E-Commerce Plays Sell Off in Hong Kong as Lockdowns Re-emerge

Cities that have been trying opening-up experiments have shifted into reverse, scaring the China bulls.

Semiconductor Industry Set to Embark on Expensive Bifurcation

Chipmakers need to diversify their production bases, which for better or worse will impact Taiwan, current center of the chip fabrication sector.

Biden Meets Xi for the First Time as President

On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali, Xi and Biden shook hands and shared warm smiles, which could help thaw a frozen relationship.

Every Hang Seng Component Rises as Hong Kong Market Follows Wall Street's Lead

The hint of easing inflation has produced a spike in Asia's most-battered market, with a tweak of China's Covid quarantine rules thrown in for good measure.

Hong Kong Stocks Continue 'Treacherous Bottoming' With Another Advance

The notion that China will ease its zero-Covid policy spurs stocks higher even though there's no indication from the government of a pending change.

Hong Kong Stocks Surge on Hopes of Audit, Covid Progress

Plus, the German chancellor was in Beijing, and an SEC audit team reportedly wrapped up on-site inspections of several Chinese companies.

U.S. Lawmakers Lash Out at Wall Street 'Whitewashing' in Hong Kong

There's mounting criticism of the participation by Wall Street's top brass in a Hong Kong conference designed to cover up human-rights abuses.