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  • HTC to halt trading as buzz builds over asset sale to Google

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC will suspend trading from Thursday amid speculation that the embattled tech company will sell part of its business to Google.The company said in an exchanging filing on Wednesday that it has obtained approval

    September 20, 2017 10:32 pm JST
  • Foxconn plans to begin building US panel plant next spring

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, is planning to begin construction of a panel facility in the U.S. state of Wisconsin next spring, a person familiar with the company's plans said, after state Gov. S

    September 20, 2017 10:17 pm JST
  • Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million

    Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe.Gogoro, which sold mo

    September 20, 2017 03:44 pm JST
  • Japan vows to promote "quality infrastructure" in Indo-Pacific

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday pledged to take the lead in promoting "quality infrastructure" in the Indo-Pacific region.Speaking in a meeting in New York on promoting high-quality and environmentally friendly inf

    September 20, 2017 09:17 am JST
  • Biggest Asian workforces underprepared for digital future: survey

    HONG KONG -- The economies of China, India and Indonesia are digitizing fast, but their populations may not be well equipped to reap the benefits of a world experiencing rapid globalization, urbanization and technological innovation, according to a

    September 20, 2017 01:25 am JST
  • Fox aims to succeed in crowded Asian streaming market

    TAIPEI -- Original content will give Fox an edge as a streaming service provider in Asia, a company executive said Tuesday, as the U.S. media powerhouse rolls out digital offerings in the region after international rivals such as Netflix and Amazon

    September 20, 2017 12:29 am JST
  • With ban lifted, Japan will have to battle for wagyu throne in Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Now that Taiwan has lifted a 16-year ban on Japanese imports of beef, prized wagyu has a chance to capture part of a market that has always been friendly to Japanese exports.But in the absence of Japanese wagyu, Taiwanese diners have moved

    September 19, 2017 01:50 pm JST
  • Suntory, Asahi go on Asian offensive with shochu cocktails

    TOKYO -- Suntory Holdings, Asahi Group Holdings and other Japanese alcohol beverage companies are actively expanding sales of shochu cocktails in greater Asia to serve the growing demand from travelers who return from their visits to Japan.Cocktails

    September 19, 2017 01:52 am JST
  • Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

    TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan on Monday conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement, the government announced.The Executive Yuan, the executive branch

    September 18, 2017 08:15 pm JST
  • New iPhones highlight waning clout of Japanese parts makers

    TOKYO -- New iPhone models no longer excite Japanese parts makers as much as before, as their dominance as Apple suppliers has been eroded over the years with the rise of South Korean and Taiwanese rivals.The U.S. tech giant unveiled new iterations

    September 15, 2017 02:15 pm JST
  • Battle between Samsung, TSMC set to intensify

    TOKYO -- For Samsung Electronics, Japan forms an important part of its aggressive push into the foundry business and its aim to hold a 25% share of that market in five years.The South Korean technology group -- the world's top chipmaker by sales in

    September 14, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • Maria Lettini: Think twice before beefing up on Asian meat

    Asian demand for meat is expected to continue to grow strongly over the next decade, and investors hungry for double-digit returns are increasingly attracted by the potential opportunities. Asia's rapidly industrializing animal protein companies are

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing improves on rising global trade

    HONG KONG Buoyed by a continuing recovery in global trade, Asian manufacturing improved in August, with eight of the 12 economies surveyed by the Nikkei showing a pickup and just four in contractionary territory. Economists, however, generally belie

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Gold smugglers take a shine to Japan

    TOKYO/BEIJING It was midway through Vanilla Air Flight JW172 on July 9 when one of the cabin attendants doing cleanup duty found something peculiar. In the toilet toward the rear of the aircraft, a panel that was normally screwed tight to the wall w

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn plans new smartphone hub in China

    TAIPEI -- Hon Hai Precision Industry will pour more than 37.5 billion yuan ($5.74 billion) into a smartphone plant and other investments in the Chinese city of Nanjing, under a deal achieved by Wednesday, as the Taiwanese company aims to strike a ba

    September 14, 2017 12:32 am JST
  • Taiwan's tech sector soared in August thanks to new iPhones

    TAIPEI -- Apple and its new gadgets helped to push the combined sales of 19 tech companies monitored by the Nikkei Asian Review to 896.3 billion New Taiwan dollars ($29.8 billion) in August.It was the highest monthly figure this year and represented

    September 13, 2017 09:41 pm JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing improves on rising global trade

    HONG KONG -- Buoyed by a continuing recovery in global trade, Asian manufacturing improved in August, with eight of the 12 economies surveyed by the Nikkei showing a pickup and just four in contractionary territory. Economists, however, generally be

    September 13, 2017 08:35 pm JST
  • Vietnam's FPT sells stake in trading arm, continues IT push

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Information technology group FPT agreed Tuesday to sell a 47% stake in its trading arm to Synnex Technology International, the latest move by the Vietnamese conglomerate to scale back trading activities in order to focus on high-

    September 12, 2017 11:56 pm JST
  • Japan tech show getting special taste of India this year

    TOKYO -- High-tech businesses from India will bask in the spotlight of their own themed section at a major exhibition in Japan this year, set up with the aim of fostering cooperation between the two countries in information technology.The India Show

    September 12, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • Asustek calls in zombie fighter to breathe life into its phones

    TAIPEI -- When the South Korean zombie flick "Train to Busan" opened in Taiwan late last year, Asustek Computer chief executive Jerry Shen was one of the many who rushed to see it. As it turned out, he saw the future face of his struggling smartphon

    September 11, 2017 10:23 pm JST