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  • 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
  • Asia remains 'core market' for Barclays -- Asia Pacific co-head

    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Despite cutting a large number of jobs and shutting down several offices across the region, Asia remains a core market for Barclays, its Asia Pacific co-head Jaideep Khanna told the Nikkei Asian Review.2016 was a year of restructu

    May 9, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Health conference snub signals trouble for Taipei

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan has apparently been barred from a global health conference at China's behest, a sign of things to come as the mainland government ratchets up pressure on the presidential administration of the island's independence-minded ruling par

    May 9, 2017 04:00 am JST
  • Sharp president confirms Foxconn chief met with Trump

    OSAKA -- The chairman of Taiwanese iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry indeed met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House last month, the chief of Japanese subsidiary Sharp revealed Monday.President Tai Jeng-wu confirmed the meet

    May 9, 2017 02:15 am JST
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    Frenemies make Vietnam steel megaproject tick

    TOKYO -- A project to build a blast furnace in Vietnam has some East Asia watchers scratching their heads. With participation from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea -- all involved in diplomatic spats with at least one of the parties --

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Taipei eateries attracting mainland Chinese

    Taipei really knows how to cook. And it does it so well that even mainland Chinese are flocking to the city's numerous and famously delicious restaurants.The top draw according to a recent word-of-mouth ranking by Baidu, a popular Chinese search eng

    May 7, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high on regulatory changes in Asia

    TOKYO -- The price of bitcoins surged nearly 30% in April, and reached all-time high in the first week of May, partly due to regulatory changes in Asia.According to bitcoin information provider CoinDesk, one bitcoin bought more than $1,500 on May 4

    May 7, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • AIIB chief urges cooperation on Belt and Road

    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank wants countries to cooperate on China's Belt and Road projects, its President Jin Liqun said on Thursday."I do believe, in the case of 'One Belt, One Road,' it calls for close c

    May 4, 2017 09:15 pm JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector capital

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017: Answers on SARS

    Michael Ming-Chiao Lai, Taiwan, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica -- Winner for science and technologyTAIPEI As a young virologist, Michael Ming-Chiao Lai hoped his work would aid society "at some point."

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Diverging agendas explode the myth of 'Asian values'

    Democracies in Northeast and Southeast Asia are drifting further apart in their political and strategic policies. In the era of globalization and social media, long-assumed cultural similarities between these two regions are not holding up. This is

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: TSMC tries to keep magic alive amid doubts over succession

    TAIPEI In late March, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) topped rival Intel by market value for the first time. TSMC's rise and Intel's stumble over the past decade reflect how mobile devices have overtaken personal computers as the one d

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Market anxiously anticipating Sharp's next move

    OSAKA -- Sharp last week reported the great strides it has made in cost-cutting under Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, the iPhone assembler commonly known as Foxconn. Now, the focus has shifted to the medium-term business strategy the Ja

    May 4, 2017 03:03 am JST
  • Shares in Apple suppliers boosted by new iPhone hopes

    TAIPEI -- Most of the shares in Apple's key suppliers in Asia closed higher on Wednesday despite an unexpected fall in iPhone unit sales in the second quarter.Apple reported Tuesday that sales of iPhone units fell 0.8% in the second quarter ended Ap

    May 3, 2017 10:25 pm JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    TOKYO -- Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector

    May 3, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan's Colowide fires up the grill in Chinese market

    TOKYO -- Restaurant chain operator Colowide is set to make inroads into mainland China, opening a Japanese-style barbecue outlet in Beijing this summer.Its Reins International subsidiary and a Tianjin-based food and beverage company concluded a nati

    May 3, 2017 03:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's TSMC briefly tops Intel's market cap

    HONG KONG -- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) continued to rise for the third consecutive trading day on Tuesday. Investors appeared to have high expectations for the future performance of the world's top chip-making foundry,

    May 2, 2017 06:14 pm JST