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  • Hon Hai shares hit three-month high on aggressive plans

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, on Wednesday extended gains into the third session after the company unveiled an aggressive business strategy, rising to the highest level since Oct. 27, 2016. The sh

    February 8, 2017 05:10 pm JST
  • Sharp to head US LCD panel venture with Foxconn

    TOKYO -- Sharp will take the lead in the joint construction of a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S. with Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, an executive at the Japanese electronics maker said Wednesday.Under the plan, either Sharp or its

    February 8, 2017 04:55 pm JST
  • Taiwan dollar rally gives fodder to stock bulls

    HONG KONG -- Taiwanese stocks reached their highest in more than a year and a half at the close of trading on Tuesday and rose even further on Wednesday morning, extending an advance that many chalk up to the New Taiwan dollar's recent gains against

    February 8, 2017 10:50 am JST
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    Powertech says Trump can protect global memory chip industry from China

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- U.S. President Donald Trump may be able to help prevent China from poaching technologies from American and Taiwanese memory chip companies, Chairman D.K. Tsai of Powertech Technology told Nikkei Asian Review in a recent interview.

    February 8, 2017 12:45 am JST
  • HTC shares fall on disappointing January sales

    HONG KONG -- Shares of HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker, fell sharply after the company said consolidated sales for January declined to the lowest level in 10 months.The shares temporarily dropped 4.19%, or 3.30 New Taiwan dollars, to NT$75.30. S

    February 7, 2017 04:41 pm JST
  • An inward-looking US could cause a world of hurt

    TOKYO -- The inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump and his "America first" policy have rattled a corporate world long accustomed to the globalism once so fervently embraced by the world's biggest economy."Mr. Trump often uses the word 'world.'

    February 7, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Soaring costs throw cold water on Asian factory pickup

    HONG KONG Factory activity gauges for January show most Asian economies in expansionary territory -- save for Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong. But manufacturers are not out of the woods: Fast-rising input costs are casting a shadow on their pr

    February 6, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Asian financial stocks rise on Trump's call for eased rules

    TOKYO -- Even as Japanese automakers brace for new comments about trade restrictions from U.S. President Donald Trump, Asian financial stocks were rising on Monday following a call by Trump to ease his country's strict financial regulations.The pres

    February 6, 2017 12:40 pm JST
  • US jettisoning 'One China' would trigger geopolitical earthquake

    TOKYO -- In the less than two weeks since his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a series of controversial actions that have rocked the world.But he has not yet offered any clue about his real intentions regarding the so-called One

    February 4, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Japanese comedians milk culture gaps for giggles across Asia

    TOKYO -- Humor doesn't always translate well, but a Japanese talent agency's experiment with sending comedians to other Asian countries is starting to get results. Osaka-based entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo in April 2015 launched a proj

    February 4, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Apple to start making iPhone in India by June

    MUMBAI -- Apple will start churning out iPhones in India as early as June, sources told The Nikkei Asian Review on Friday. The U.S. company will likely outsource production to Taiwanese partner Wistron, which has a manufacturing facility in the sout

    February 3, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • Protectionism could hurt Asia, warns IMF official

    TOKYO -- Rising protectionism among developed countries is a threat to prosperity in Asia, a deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday.Mitsuhiro Furusawa spoke at an international conference hosted here by the IMF a

    February 3, 2017 07:05 am JST
  • Standoff grinds on between Uber, Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Uber Technologies said it hopes to "reset the conversation" with Taiwanese authorities with its decision to suspend service on Feb. 10 amid a continued clash between the two sides.But how Taiwan will respond is not known. It may even order

    February 3, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Asia's innovation paradise is Japan

    TOKYO -- Japan is a clear leader in Asia when it comes to innovative organizations, a report by the research company Clarivate Analytics has found.The 2016 analysis focused on organizations such as companies, universities and governmental institutes

    February 2, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Uber to suspend ride-hailing service in Taiwan from Feb. 10

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Uber Technologies Inc said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, the latest salvo in the wrangle between the island's authorities and the global ride-hailing service company.Late last year, Taiwan's legislature fina

    February 2, 2017 02:38 pm JST
  • Taiwan manufacturing PMI falls to 55.6 in January

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 55.6 in January from a 68-month high of 56.2 in December.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction.Annabel Fidde

    February 2, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Panasonic, UMC join to make advanced power-saving memory

    OSAKA -- Panasonic is partnering with Taiwanese chip foundry United Microelectronics Corp. to develop and mass-produce a power-miserly version of a next-generation type of nonvolatile memory known as resistive random access memory, or ReRAM.The part

    February 1, 2017 04:47 am JST
  • Toshiba chip unit looks for a bright new spark

    TOKYO -- Toshiba will spin off its core memory chip business at the end of March, a move seen as a big gamble for the Japanese conglomerate given the 300 billion yen ($2.61 billion) a year the unit spends on research and development, and capital inv

    January 30, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan, South Korea feel pinch as Lunar New Year tourism slows

    TAIPEI/HONG KONG/SEOUL -- The weeklong Lunar New Year holiday season has started in China, and surrounding countries and regions are expecting the usual surge in spending by Chinese tourists. This year, however, things may be different.According to

    January 27, 2017 05:58 pm JST
  • MediaTek warns of slowing demand for electronics in Q1

    TAIPEI -- MediaTek, the biggest mobile chip provider to China, on Thursday warned of weakening demand for consumer electronics in the first quarter of 2017 as it continues to face a price war with U.S. rival Qualcomm."We are seeing a deceleration in

    January 26, 2017 10:25 pm JST