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  • Asia shares stage patchy recovery but volatility seen staying high

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Japan

    September 3, 2015 03:52 pm JST
  • Hon Hai's success with Pepper humanoid a matter of molding

    YANTAI, China -- Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer makes Pepper, SoftBank Group's humanoid robot, at its Yantai plant in China's Shandong Province. With Pepper, Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, has bec

    September 3, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • To raise or not to raise? No direction out of Jackson Hole

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming -- In a speech that attracted the attention of market participants around the globe, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open for a rate rise as soon as September, even as market turbulence cast a cloud

    September 3, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Nicholas Spiro: China the real worry for emerging market investors

    Investor sentiment toward emerging markets remains bleak. Emerging market stocks have lost 10% in dollar terms in August, resulting in a 20% decline over the past three months. In the period between Aug. 19 and 26, emerging market bond funds suf

    September 3, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Foxconn, SK Group

    Taiwan, South Korea tycoons explore possibilities in China, India

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology Group and SK Group, South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, are mulling joint business opportunities in China and India, the leaders of the two companies said Wednesday. Terry Gou, chairman of

    September 2, 2015 11:30 pm JST
  • Asus' smartphone push

    Latecomer hopes to double shipments in 2016

    TAIPEI -- Asus hopes to double the number of smartphones it ships in 2016. The Taiwanese consumer electronics maker also intends to be one of the globe's top 10 smartphone makers by market share. Its road map toward these goals goes through India, B

    September 2, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Siliconware Precision Industries

    Foxconn, ASE tussle for control

    TAIPEI -- Foxconn Technology Group and ASE Group are locked in a struggle to control Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), a key competitor to ASE in integrated circuit packaging, the final stage in manufacturing semiconductors. All three com

    September 2, 2015 02:05 am JST
  • Consumer robots

    Hon Hai's success with Pepper humanoid a matter of molding

    YANTAI, China -- Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer makes Pepper, SoftBank Group's humanoid robot, at its Yantai plant in China's Shandong Province. With Pepper, Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, has bec

    September 1, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Foxconn cancels investment plan in Indonesia - Kontan

    JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's biggest electronic components maker, has cancelled plans to invest in a factory in Indonesia, Kontan daily reported on Tuesday, citing the head of an Indonesian business chamber.

    September 1, 2015 02:24 pm JST
  • Signs of pullback growing

    Spiking gold to oil ratio points to trouble for world economy

    TOKYO -- The world economy is showing signs of stress, as reflected in turbulent global stock markets. Investors and policymakers are on guard, with the outlook China and other emerging economies particularly grim. One closely watched commodity

    September 1, 2015 02:15 pm JST
  • Nikkei PMI

    Contraction in Taiwan's factory activity quickens to 46.1 in August

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, continued to decline in August, this time at its fastest pace since September 2012. The reading came in at 46.1, compared to 47.1 in July. A reading above 50 indicates

    September 1, 2015 10:50 am JST
  • Nariman Behravesh

    What are the ramifications of the 'rolling routs' in financial markets on US and global growth?

    Global financial markets have been gripped by fear in recent weeks. What began as "Taper Panic" two years ago turned into "The Great Deflation" in commodity prices last year, and finally morphed into a huge stock market sell-off this summer, first i

    September 1, 2015 09:28 am JST
  • CTBC Financial Holding

    'China does not face hard landing risks'

    TAIPEI -- A senior executive at Taiwan's leading CTBC Financial Holding on Aug. 28 dismissed the possibility of a hard landing for China, and said he expects the mainland's economy to grow steadily propped up by real estate and infrastructure constr

    August 29, 2015 01:07 am JST
  • Siliconware Precision Industries

    Taiwan IC maker relies on Foxconn to fend off hostile advances

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has agreed to swap shares with Foxconn Technology Group and allowed the key Apple assembler to become its largest shareholder, the

    August 29, 2015 12:37 am JST
  • Asian market jitters

    Sharp rebound fails to quell pessimism

    BANGKOK -- Even though mainland Chinese equities sharply rebounded on the last two days of a tumultuous week, market watchers remain on edge. Some warn that another steep correction is in store.2,000, here we come?David Cui, head of China equity str

    August 29, 2015 12:15 am JST
  • Nicholas Spiro

    China the real worry for emerging market investors

    Investor sentiment towards emerging markets remains bleak. Emerging market stocks have lost 10% in dollar terms this month, resulting in a 20% decline over the past three months. In the period between Aug. 19 and 26, emerging market bond funds s

    August 28, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Crisis takes its toll on currencies

    BANGKOK -- Knee-jerk reactions to Chinese moves in equity markets are currently grabbing headlines. But a longer-term perspective looking at the currency market shows just how deeply connected China has become with the global economy. The Nikkei

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • How 'Black Monday' unfolded

    BANGKOK -- The global commentariat has dubbed Aug. 24, 2015, another "Black Monday." The original one -- Oct. 19, 1987 -- was a global equity collapse that culminated in a 22.6% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Substantial U.S. trade and fi

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • International cooperation will be essential

    TOKYO -- The unrest rippling through global markets will test policymakers' ability to work together, calm investors and maintain economic momentum. Fears of slowing Chinese growth have cast a pall over the global economy and investors are scram

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • From Shanghai to the world

    How 'Black Monday' unfolded

    BANGKOK -- The global commentariat has dubbed Aug. 24, 2015, another "Black Monday." The original one -- Oct. 19, 1987 -- was a global equity collapse that culminated in a 22.6% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Substantial U.S. trade and fi

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST