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  • Foxconn's Gou vows to invest more than $10bn in US, create jobs

    TAIPEI -- Chairman Terry Gou of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, said on Thursday that his business empire would invest more than $10 billion and create employment in the U.S., focusing on Repu

    June 23, 2017 12:38 am JST
  • Taiwan sags under unrelenting Chinese diplomatic pressure

    TAIPEI -- China is on a relentless drive in ramping up diplomatic pressure on Taiwan by chipping away at the island's small remaining network of allies. China's latest move in a strategic soft power offensive against what it sees as a renegade provi

    June 22, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • Wisconsin one of six states Foxconn, Sharp considering for display plant

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is looking at six U.S. states including Wisconsin as locations for a display-making plant, a top executive said on Thursday."It is one of the six we are considering," Tai J

    June 22, 2017 01:59 pm JST
  • Beijing looks to throw Taiwan's leadership off balance

    XIAMEN, China/TAIPEI Leading economic and cultural figures from China and Taiwan recently gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss expanding cross-strait exchanges. But for Beijing, the ninth Straits Forum, which kicked off on June 17, was le

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The Nikkei Asian Review scoops three SOPA prizes

    HONG KONG The Nikkei Asian Review won three prizes at the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence, regarded as a benchmark for world-class journalism from the region.The cover package "Overworked" won the award for excellence i

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tokyo bourse lifts Sharp out of pre-delisting status

    TOKYO -- The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday removed Sharp from a delisting grace period as the Japanese electronics maker worked to return to the bourse's first section.Sharp booked a net loss of 255.9 billion yen ($2.29 million) for the fiscal y

    June 22, 2017 06:19 am JST
  • Is Sharp's recovery for real?

    OSAKA -- Sharp's recovery has been swift since it was acquired by Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry last August; the company is already posting its first pretax profit in three years and preparing a return to the first section of the Tokyo Stock E

    June 21, 2017 05:16 am JST
  • Taiwan's Pegatron expands smartphone capacity for 2H

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Pegatron on Tuesday said it was gearing up for higher smartphone production in the second half of 2017, as it sees stronger demand than last year."We are preparing and planning for more capacity this year than the past

    June 20, 2017 10:55 pm JST
  • Catcher: Most smartphones will have glass backs, metal frames

    TAINAN, Taiwan -- Chairman Allen Horng of key Apple metal frame and casing supplier Catcher Technology on Monday said a combination of glass backs and metal frames would become commonplace for smartphones in the future."We think the combination of g

    June 19, 2017 09:57 pm JST
  • Hon Hai at year-to-date high ahead of shareholders' meetings

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, rose for the third straight day on Monday in Taiwan on expectations of optimistic business forecasts at Sharp's and Hon Hai's shareholders' meeting

    June 19, 2017 05:56 pm JST
  • Underlying trends cast doubt on chip boom's longevity

    TOKYO -- Some experts are sounding the alarm on a recent bull run in chip-related stocks driven by demand from smartphones and the "internet of things," warning that investors are more optimistic than market conditions warrant.American technology st

    June 19, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • 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