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  • Watching for an American 'bubble tea' bubble

    NEW YORK -- Emily Walsh had never heard of bubble tea until she was introduced to the drink five years ago by a blogger friend. Now the New York University graduate student buys a cup two or three times a week."I like that it's sweet, but not a juic

    June 18, 2017 06:51 pm JST
  • UN launches second round of nuclear ban talks

    UNITED NATIONS -- Delegates from more than 80 countries kicked off a second and possibly final round of negotiations Thursday on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, seeking to adopt a final text by the July 7 end of the conference."As we

    June 16, 2017 05:30 am JST
  • Taiwan tightens Formosa bond rules as interest rates stay low

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan has announced new rules on locally issued foreign currency-denominated bonds, although analysts say the tighter regulation is unlikely to dampen appetite for these so-called Formosa bonds.On Wednesday, the Insurance Bureau of the Fi

    June 15, 2017 10:44 pm JST
  • MediaTek seeks to recoup China market share

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- MediaTek, the biggest mobile chip provider to China, says it will work hard to regain market share in the world's second-largest economy within 18 months."In the past year, we made some mistakes in product roadmaps, which led to o

    June 15, 2017 10:34 pm JST
  • Sreeram Chaulia

    Panama's wake-up call for Taiwan

    The decision by Panama on June 12 to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan should ring alarm bells for the island territory that is officially known as Republic of China. With just 20 countries left that recognize Taipei, its fight to win official inter

    June 15, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers drive Taiwan's market rally

    TAIPEI Apple suppliers are flying high on Taiwan's stock market -- and turning in standout performances according to the Nikkei's latest Asia300 ranking of power performers. The island's benchmark Taiex index on May 11 closed above 10,000 for the fi

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Top 100 companies in Asia300 ranking of power performers

    RankCompany nameCountry/regionSectorIndexed based on top company as 1001Largan PrecisionTaiwanElectronic parts100.02HCL TechnologiesIndiaInformation technology95.43Zee Entertainment EnterprisesIndiaEntertainment95.34Tata Consultancy ServicesIndiaInf

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia bracing for Japan's wild 'Donki' discount stores

    TOKYO Not your typical beast, Japanese discount emporium Don Quijote, popularly known as "Donki," is set to be turned loose in Southeast Asia. Don Quijote Holdings, which operates the chain of raucous, neon-lit stores brimming with goods, has select

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • About the Asia300 ranking of power performers

    The Nikkei Asian Review has analyzed the growth, profitability, efficiency and financial soundness of the companies in the Asia300 list, based on their earnings for the most recent fiscal year. A company's power ranking is a comprehensive assessment

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 is on a roll, with a few notable exceptions

    HONG KONG The earnings picture for the Nikkei Asia300 had a number of standouts, among them Indian companies providing consumer goods and IT services, along with Apple's major Taiwanese suppliers and Chinese internet conglomerates. But a few sectors

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Apple suppliers drive Taiwan's market rally

    TAIPEI Apple suppliers are flying high on Taiwan's stock market -- and turning in standout performances according to the Nikkei's latest Asia300 ranking of power performers. The island's benchmark Taiex index on May 11 closed above 10,000 for the fi

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian shares outshine their advanced-economy peers

    TOKYO The Nikkei Asia300 Index, which tracks 300 high-profile Asian companies, recorded a 17% gain since its debut six months ago.The index stood at 1052.97 when it first started on December 1, 2016. After slumping briefly out of the gate, it shot u

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Wistron says smartphones to be waterproof, have wireless charging this year

    TAIPEI -- iPhone assembler Wistron, a smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Pegatron, on Wednesday said that upcoming smartphones are to incorporate a waterproof function and wireless charging. It said this in answer to a question regardin

    June 15, 2017 12:36 am JST
  • Largan confirms shipment of lenses with 3-D sensors in 2H

    TAICHUNG, Taiwan -- Key iPhone camera lens provider Largan Precision on Wednesday confirmed it would ship lenses for 3-D sensing modules in the second half of this year, according to the company's chief executive."We will have lenses for 3-D sensing

    June 14, 2017 11:06 pm JST
  • Major Taiwan tech companies report 1.97% sales rise in May

    TAIPEI -- Sales of leading Taiwanese tech companies, a barometer of global electronic demand, rose slightly year-over-year in May. But revenue growth is still decelerating from previous months, as consumers rein in spending on premium handsets in an

    June 13, 2017 07:26 pm JST
  • Taiwan says feels sorry, angry as Panama switches diplomatic ties to China

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- The Taiwan government said on Tuesday it feels very angry and sorry that Panama has switched diplomatic ties to China and that it will not compete with China in a diplomatic money game.The comments from the foreign affairs minist

    June 13, 2017 12:36 pm JST
  • Panama breaks with Taiwan as it establishes ties with China

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) -- Panama's government said on Monday it had broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan as it established formal relations with China.In a statement, the Panamanian government said it recognized there was "only one China in the world"

    June 13, 2017 10:59 am JST
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    Foxconn says Dell, Kingston to join its bid for Toshiba chip unit

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, said that PC giant Dell and memory maker Kingston Technology will join Apple and Amazon in backing his company's bid for the memory chip unit of embat

    June 13, 2017 09:31 am JST
  • Japanese fashion publishers headed for Taiwan via app

    TOKYO -- Japanese publishers will present their fashion and lifestyle magazines to an app available in Taiwan and Hong Kong, as a shrinking domestic market prompts companies to seek new income sources abroad.The 24 publishers including Hearst Fujing

    June 13, 2017 06:56 am JST
  • Chairman says TSMC open to buying new businesses

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract manufacturer, on Thursday said the chipmaker is open to acquiring new businesses.Chang's comments at the company's annual general meeti

    June 8, 2017 11:31 pm JST