Getting international travel and commerce back on track may hinge on vaccine acceptance.
Stocks were down sharply and across the board in Asia, but absent any region-specific factors.
Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, is in an impossible political situation, caught between London and Hong Kong. South Africa's TymeBank will have it easier expanding into the Philippines.
Retailers and restaurants normally rely on bumper sales over the Lunar New Year holiday. But the cashier tills are silent.
I don't normally chase after a stock that has gapped higher.
Households are reining in spending in Asia, which presents a problem for Europe and the U.S.
With its listing in Hong Kong, Kuaishou Technology has beaten short-video competitor ByteDance to the punch in selling shares to a demanding public
Pandemic trends for work and play are driving stock gains in surprising places, most notably in Taiwan.
Chinese authorities expect 60% less travel over the Lunar New Year this year compared with pre-Covid times.
Here are five picks in a sector whose private- and public-sector support is sure to continue as Asia ages.