Chinese stocks

Looking for a Play on China's Middle Class? Try NIVS

NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, whose consumer-electronic products and brands are widely known in China and marketed in some 80 countries, flies under the radar in the U.S. But this it's well positioned to cash in on rising consumer spending in China.

Asian Markets Close Lower on Fears of Chinese Tightening Measures

Shares in Asia slid lower Friday as investors reacted to Chinese government moves to tighten credit and clamp down on inflation. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index fell 0.8% to 22,877, and in China, the Shanghai Composite sank 0.9% to 2,872. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index edged down 0.4% to 10,040.

Asian Markets Are Mixed as Investors Eye U.S. Elections

In Asia on Tuesday, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.1%, China's Shanghai Composite inched down 0.3%. and in Japan, the Nikkei 225 crept up 0.1%. Investors are closely monitoring the U.S. midterm elections, with many predicting that if the Democrats lose their majorities in both the House and the Senate, the dollar will continue to slide.

Chinese Monks to Issue Stock

China's world-famous Shaolin monks are joining forces with state-owned China Travel Service to promote travel to their 1,500-year-old monastery. The new company will raise as much as 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) in a share listing.