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  • Relations with Beijing bedevil Taiwan's Tsai one year on

    TAIPEI -- Since Tsai Ing-wen took office as Taiwan's president a year ago, cross-strait ties have been strained.Although there appears little risk of imminent conflict, there is a deep rift between the two sides. This is due mainly to Tsai's repeate

    May 19, 2017 09:30 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers seen to shrug off Qualcomm lawsuits

    TAIPEI -- Analysts and industry sources say that Qualcomm's disputes with Apple and its assemblers over royalty payments are not likely to have an immediate impact on the production and shipments of the upcoming iPhone 8 ranges.Late Wednesday, Qualc

    May 18, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Record number of foreign visitors flock to Japan in April

    TOKYO -- Foreign visitors to Japan topped 2.57 million in April, the highest total for a single month, The Nikkei learned Thursday.The number for April rose 23.9% from a year earlier, due largely to more visitors seeking experience-based tourism, as

    May 18, 2017 03:15 pm JST
  • Sharp may buy 20% of Toshiba's memory unit

    OSAKA -- Sharp is seeking a stake in Toshiba's memory business up to roughly 20% in a joint bid with its Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, it was learned Monday.Hon Hai, the iPhone assembler known as Foxconn, has faced concerns from the J

    May 16, 2017 06:20 am JST
  • Taiwan's Inventec expects earnings boost from AI assistants

    TAIPEI -- Inventec, a Taiwanese contract electronics maker that supplies Apple's AirPods and the activity-tracking wristbands for U.S. company Fitbit, sees gadgets powered by artificial intelligence assistants, including smart speakers and smartphon

    May 16, 2017 12:41 am JST
  • Western Digital takes legal action to block sale of Toshiba's chip unit

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Western Digital Corp has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate.California-based

    May 15, 2017 08:05 am JST
  • US business schools losing edge to Asia

    TOKYO -- The Trump factor is just one reason why U.S. business schools are starting to lose their appeal in Asia, recent findings show.Nearly two-thirds of U.S. business schools say applications from international students have fallen this year. By

    May 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Macbook Pro lifts Quanta's Q1 revenue, but forex losses hit bottom line

    TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- Major Apple assembler Quanta Computer reported on Friday its best first quarter sales since 2012, boosted by the MacBook Pro range of personal computers, though its earnings per share hit a 25-quarter low due to significant forex

    May 12, 2017 11:40 pm JST
  • Foxconn sales and profits inch forward in Q1

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, on Thursday reported an increase in both sales and profits in the quarter ended in March.Net profit was 28.16 billion New Taiwan dollars ($933 million

    May 11, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • One country's slump isn't ruining the Asia300 profit party

    HONG KONG -- The Asia300 -- Nikkei's curated selection of listed corporate standouts from across the region, excluding Japan -- took another knock last year, when its members' combined net profit suffered its first back-to-back decline in two decade

    May 11, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • One country's slump isn't ruining the Asia300 profit party

    HONG KONG The Asia300 -- Nikkei's curated selection of listed corporate standouts from across the region, excluding Japan -- took another knock last year, when its members' combined net profit suffered its first back-to-back decline in two decades.

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Apple's prospects are strong, but suppliers aren't smiling

    TAIPEI -- Apple's earnings once again beat estimates in the quarter just ended. Its profit margin is over 20% and its stock has gained some 30% since the beginning of the year, boosting its market cap to a historic high with billionaire investor War

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Apple's prospects are strong, but suppliers aren't smiling

    TAIPEI Apple's earnings once again beat estimates in the quarter just ended. Its profit margin is over 20% and its stock has gained some 30% since the beginning of the year, boosting its market cap to a historic high with billionaire investor Warren

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian exports are healthy, but some see a downturn looming

    HONG KONG Exports have been growing at a healthy pace in Asia, and the region's manufacturing sector started the second quarter on a stronger footing, with all except two of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei registering broad-based improvement

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mitsubishi Paper, Oji to build household paper plant

    TOKYO -- Japan's top paper maker Oji Holdings and sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Paper Mills will join hands to make household products such as tissues and toilet paper, aiming to meet demand lifted by tourists visiting the country.The companies will inves

    May 11, 2017 06:20 am JST
  • Innolux swings to black in first quarter

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese LCD panel maker Innolux reported net profit of 11.8 billion New Taiwan dollars ($389 million) for the quarter ended in March on growing demand for large television panels, the Hon Hai Precision Industry affiliate announced Wednes

    May 11, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips on caution after Trump fires Comey

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday as caution reigned after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly dismissed the nation's top law enforcement official and as investors took profits in South Korean shares following preside

    May 10, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Asian exports are healthy, but some see a downturn looming

    HONG KONG Exports have been growing at a healthy pace in Asia, and the region's manufacturing sector started the second quarter on a stronger footing, with all except two of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei registering broad-based improveme

    May 10, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • After weak Q1, iPhone assembler Pegatron sees muted Q2

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Pegatron on Tuesday reported a drop in both revenue and profit in the January-March period and said it expected another subdued quarter ahead of the release of the new iPhone range in the second half of this year.Fubon

    May 9, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Apple's record market cap pushes Asian tech shares higher

    HONG KONG -- Shares of Asian suppliers to Apple Inc. rose across the board Tuesday, buoyed by the news that the gadget maker has become the first U.S. company in history to reach a market capitalization of $800 billion.On Monday, Apple topped $153.4

    May 9, 2017 03:50 pm JST