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Taiwan-China white knight defers decision on Japan Display

Embattled Apple supplier begins to consider other bailout options

The company is hoping to receive a capital injection of over $700 million. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- It was the phone call that never came. Japan Display did not hear from a Taiwanese-Chinese consortium of investors on Friday, the day the potential white knight had promised to make the struggling display maker's rescue official.

Now, with the 80 billion yen ($737 million) capital injection from the group in doubt, Japan Display, or JDI, is facing the reality of having to look for other bailout options.

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