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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises to record

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings hit another record high and Thailand economy's expanded at the fastest pace in more than four years.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% to close at

    November 20, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Toshiba in talks to sell PC business to Taiwan's Asus

    TOKYO -- Toshiba has entered into negotiations to sell its money-losing personal computer operations to Asustek Computer of Taiwan, continuing to shed noncore businesses to get its tattered finances back in order.Asus, now a minor player in corporat

    November 17, 2017 03:20 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, as Tencent Holdings paced a rally in technology shares after upbeat third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,380.25.Index heavyweight Tencent advanced 2.3% a

    November 16, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index drops as energy stocks fall on crude's slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian equities outside of Japan fell Wednesday as easing crude oil prices dragged energy related stocks lower amid weakening global risk appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.8% to close at 1,369.47. H-shares of PetroChina an

    November 15, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Apple supplier Quanta sees augmented-reality headset out by 2019

    TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- Key Apple assembler Quanta Computer on Tuesday said augmented reality will bring huge business opportunities, adding that a significant AR device will be released no later than 2019."We are working on an AR project and have studie

    November 15, 2017 12:47 am JST
  • South China Sea dispute 'toned down' at ASEAN meeting

    MANILA -- Competing claims over territory in the South China Sea, which have long held center stage at meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have been getting less attention at the current ASEAN summit and in related meetings being

    November 14, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • Delay in iPhone X production hits Foxconn Q3 earnings

    TAIPEI -- A delay in the production of Apple's flagship handset this year has taken a toll on the third-quarter earnings of Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, the sole assembler of iPhone X.On Tuesday, Foxconn report

    November 14, 2017 10:38 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as China data sparks slowdown worries

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as a slowdown in China's industrial output and retail sales dented investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,380.97.China's industrial output rose 6.2% in October, d

    November 14, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers power Taiwan tech sector's growth in October

    TAIPEI -- Apple suppliers fueled a 6.3% surge in aggregate revenue among Taiwan's major technology companies in October, compared with a year earlier, bringing the sector's growth streak to 11 months. The gains came ahead of the Nov. 3 launch of the

    November 13, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Asia-Pacific's in-flight broadband market to grow to $52bn by 2035

    SINGAPORE -- Asia Pacific's in-flight broadband market is set to be worth $52 billion by 2035, with demand being driven by the region's growing affluent middle class, who are willing to pay for an enhanced onboard experience, according to a report b

    November 13, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • APEC leaders agree to address 'unfair trade practices'

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- Asia-Pacific leaders on Saturday agreed to address "unfair trade practices" and urgently called for the removal of "market distorting subsidies," in contrast to communiques they have issued in the past.A joint statement

    November 11, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Apple supplier eyes smart speakers with facial recognition

    TAIPEI -- Apple HomePod maker Inventec Appliances said on Friday that it expects future voice assistant products to offer 3-D sensing features, including facial and image recognition."We see trends that engineers are designing smart speakers that wi

    November 11, 2017 12:49 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as U.S. tax plan disappoints investors

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Friday after a tax plan released by U.S. Senate Republicans sought to delay a cut in corporate taxes by a year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.2% to 1,389.11. For the week, the index edged

    November 10, 2017 09:02 pm JST
  • Trump warns Indo-Pacific nations on 'trade abuses'

    DANANG, Vietnam -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday delivered a strongly worded message on trade to Indo-Pacific countries, demanding trade relationships be fair and reciprocal. Trump said the U.S. will no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses u

    November 10, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • Japanese wagyu sees mouthwatering prospects in Taiwan

    TOKYO -- After 16 years long years, Japanese wagyu beef is back in Taiwan, which in September lifted an import ban imposed following an outbreak of mad cow disease in 2001.Japanese meat producers are launching wagyu marketing campaigns on the island

    November 10, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Japan's Yellow Hat retreating from overseas

    TOKYO -- Yellow Hat, a Japanese retailer of automobile accessories, is withdrawing from the overseas market as demand keeps falling.The company sold five stores in Shanghai and elsewhere to a Chinese company last month and intends to find a buyer fo

    November 10, 2017 02:20 am JST
  • Pegatron sees slow start to 2018 on slack iPhone 8 demand

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Pegatron on Thursday said demand for iPhone 8 could significantly weaken in the first quarter of 2018, with one analyst saying that Apple will slash orders by 50%."We often experience significant seasonality correction

    November 9, 2017 10:12 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as China factory prices rise faster than expected

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday after China's factory prices rose faster than expected, signaling strong global demand.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.1% to 1,391.42Earlier on Thursday, data showed that producer

    November 9, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Overseas operators pedal into Taiwan bike-sharing

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan was among the first to hop on the bicycle-sharing movement, but as overseas players pedal in to compete in Taipei and other cities, local governments are embarking on regulations to resolve emerging issues.Singapore's oBike arrived

    November 9, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Asian manufacturing logs slow growth in October

    HONG KONG Asian manufacturing registered continued growth in October, mostly, with just two of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei seeing a contraction. However, the pace eased as producers felt the pinch of rising costs.The Nikkei ASEAN Manufac

    November 9, 2017 10:00 am JST