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  • Taiwan's Giant quashes rumor of buyout by China's Ofo

    TAIPEI -- Giant Manufacturing, the world's largest bicycle maker, on Monday rebutted recent reports in Chinese media that Beijing-based bike rental startup Ofo was planning to acquire the 45-year-old Taiwanese company."Those reports were complete ma

    June 5, 2017 11:49 pm JST
  • An animated look at how Asia has changed over 50 years

    Asia has changed considerably since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations came together as a political bloc in August 1967. But how can we get a sense of the pace and direction of that change? Inspiration comes from the Gapminder Foundation,

    June 5, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • China tries to play nice at key security forum

    SINGAPORE -- Although China attempted to strike a more conciliatory tone in this year's Shangri-La Dialogue, a major Asian security forum held here through Sunday, officials' uncompromising comments on Taiwan and the South China Sea only highlighted

    June 5, 2017 05:51 am JST
  • Apple, Amazon to back Foxconn on Toshiba chip bid, Gou says

    OSAKA -- Chairman Terry Gou of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn Technology Group, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an exclusive interview Sunday that his company has financial support from Apple and Amazon in its bid for th

    June 5, 2017 12:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017

    Indian entrepreneur, Taiwanese virologist, Pakistani foundation honored

    TOKYO -- The architect of India's biometric national identification system, a Taiwanese virologist and Pakistan's social and welfare foundation were recipients of the annual Nikkei Asia Prizes in Tokyo on Sunday.Now in the 22nd year, the awards are

    June 4, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Taiwan takes a liking to Japanese craft beer

    TOKYO -- Fresh off the success of a limited-time partnership with 7-Eleven in Taiwan, Japan's Yo-Ho Brewing plans to make its Yona Yona Ale and other signature beers available in all of the chain's convenience stores on the island. Permanently.It is

    June 4, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's hottest AI startup Appier looking to expand in Asia

    TOKYO -- Appier is arguably Taiwan's hottest artificial intelligence startup, offering companies technology to navigate the ocean of consumer data across multiple smart devices to reach their marketing targets.Founded in 2012, the Taipei-based compa

    June 3, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Sharp's recovery a double-edged sword

    OSAKA -- It has been nine months since Sharp was acquired by Hon Hai Precision Industry, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer. Thanks to the strong leadership of President Tai Jeng-wu, who came over from the parent company, Sharp is starting to recover

    June 2, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Taiwan allows gay couples to tie the knot

    TAIPEI Taiwan is poised to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry after the island's top court ruled on May 24 that the current ban on homosexual union is unconstitutional.After the ruling, Secretary-General Lu T

    June 1, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan manufacturing PMI slows to 53.1 in May

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to a seven-month low of 53.1 in May from 54.4 in April.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction."The decline in he

    June 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Japan extends deadline to eliminate day care waiting list

    TOKYO -- Facing a long waiting list for day care slots, the Japanese government has pushed back the date it is targeting to fix the problem by three years, as it struggles to keep up with the growing number of women joining the labor force.The gover

    June 1, 2017 05:16 am JST
  • Nvidia upbeat on AI as tech giants pile in

    TAIPEI -- Nvidia does not feel threatened by a growing number of potential rivals entering the artificial intelligence field, but rather the graphics chipmaker sees the surge of interest in the emerging technology as welcome and a promising growth o

    June 1, 2017 12:13 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300's movement depends on growth, stability, U.S.

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index has been rising recently. The reason is that investment capital has been flowing into Asian markets from around the world in pursuit of growth and yields. However, money can be capricious. Fear of a risk can quickly

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia 300 Index marks six months with 17% rise

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index, tracing some 300 of Asia's must-watch listed companies, marked its first six months on Thursday with a 17% gain since its debut.The Nikkei Asia300 Index stood at 1229.14 on May 31, while the index started at 1052.9

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index reflects Asian companies' growing momentum

    The Nikkei Asia300 Index is a composite stock index comprising over 300 of Asia's most influential listed companies, allowing users to grasp overall stock trends in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and six Southeast Asian countries.In ad

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Smartphone-, consumption-related stocks show well in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    TOKYO -- Smartphone-related companies are hot. So too are South Korean and Indian companies. At least that is what the Nikkei Asia300 Index shows when we look at the price movements of its components as well as the moves by country or region.That sh

    May 31, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Formosa Plastics Group's Vietnam steel plant hit by dust explosion

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- An explosion rocked Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group's new steel plant in Vietnam late on Tuesday but there were no casualties and it would have little impact on preparations for the launch of production, an executiv

    May 31, 2017 12:26 pm JST
  • Formosa Plastics finally fires up Vietnamese steel mill

    HANOI -- Vietnam's first large blast furnace steelworks began operations Tuesday, closing the books on a 2016 scandal in which contaminated wastewater was blamed for a fish die-off.The facility in the central province of Ha Tinh started making pig i

    May 31, 2017 02:36 am JST
  • Fiery winds sending energy companies to Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Global renewable energy companies are rushing to set up offshore wind farms in Taiwan, seeing a promising business opportunity on an island offering one of the most suitable locations for such facilities in Asia.Investment applications fil

    May 30, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Sharp to open panel factory in US

    TAIPEI -- Sharp President and CEO Tai Jeng-wu on Saturday said his company is planning to build a factory in the U.S. that will make small displays."These panels will not only be used on smartphones," Tai told a small group of reporters at a Foxconn

    May 27, 2017 09:41 pm JST