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  • 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
  • Asia manufacturing turns soft as China's construction loses steam

    HONG KONG The recovery of Asian manufacturing proved to be short-lived. Of the 12 economies tracked by The Nikkei across the region, seven registered slower growth and three saw contractions in May. Analysts noted that the downturn has much to do wi

    June 8, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China's stall on Taiwan merger seen as tinged by politics

    TOKYO -- With mainland Chinese approval for a merger of major Taiwanese semiconductor firms not forthcoming, some suspect Beijing of exacting revenge for Taipei's obstruction of similar deals as cross-strait relations have cooled.Advanced Semiconduc

    June 8, 2017 07:09 am JST
  • Exclusive

    Sharp, Foxconn considering US big-screen plant

    OSAKA -- Sharp and Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry are considering a new U.S. factory making large-format display panels suitable for televisions, a move that could reap political benefits but also pose some risks.The Japanese electronics maker

    June 8, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Exclusive

    Apple plans micro-LED displays for wearables: sources

    TAIPEI -- Apple is planning to adopt advanced micro-LED display technology in its wearable devices, industry sources say, with one suggesting that could happen as soon as 2018.This fuels speculation about whether Apple will cut dependence on Samsung

    June 8, 2017 12:24 am JST
  • Apple supplier AAC stock to resume trade Wednesday

    TAIPEI/HONG KONG -- AAC Technologies, which supply acoustics components for iPhones, will resume trade in Hong Kong on Wednesday after its stock plummeted mid-May on allegations of accounting fraud by short-seller Gotham City.On Tuesday, Shenzhen-ba

    June 6, 2017 11:11 pm JST
  • Asia manufacturing turns soft as China's construction loses steam

    HONG KONG -- The recovery of Asian manufacturing proved to be short-lived. Of the 12 economies tracked by The Nikkei across the region, seven registered slower growth and three saw contractions in May. Analysts noted that the downturn has much to do

    June 6, 2017 12:35 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    World Bank's Levy calls for new type of globalism

    TOKYO -- Asia should champion a new form of globalism, such as one that facilitates cross-border infrastructure investments, World Bank Managing Director Joaquim Levy said in a speech at the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia on Tue

    June 6, 2017 12:21 pm JST
  • Invisible weapons pose constant threat to cybersecurity

    TOKYO -- Cyberspace is a battlefield where countries, big or small, compete to obtain intelligence to attack others. Last month, it was ordinary citizens and businesses that fell victim to invisible cyber weaponry.An international conference on info

    June 6, 2017 11:19 am JST
  • Chipmakers gear up for voice-activated gadgets boom

    TAIPEI -- Major chipmakers are getting ready to ride the boom in artificial intelligence assistants and devices as the popularity of voice-activated machines surges and speculation mount that Apple will soon release a Siri speaker to compete with Go

    June 5, 2017 11:54 pm JST