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  • Woes deepen for China's smaller smartphone makers

    TAIPEI -- The recent struggles of Gionee and LeEco are raising doubts about whether second-tier Chinese smartphone makers can survive slowing domestic demand for handsets.According to reports from Chinese media outlets earlier this week, a Chinese c

    January 19, 2018 11:30 am JST
  • Apple supplier TSMC sees drop in premium phone shipments in 2018

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker by market share and a key supplier to Apple, said Thursday that shipments of upmarket smartphones will decline in 2018 but that growing cryptocurrency "mining"

    January 19, 2018 02:36 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances, buoyed by Wall Street gains, China growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, as U.S. indexes continued their record run and China's fourth-quarter economic growth exceeded expectations.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.3% to close at 1,495.46.The S&P 500 Index

    January 18, 2018 09:00 pm JST
  • Beijing's Marriott web ban sends warning to multinationals

    HONG KONG -- China's temporary ban on Marriott International's Chinese websites was a warning to international companies that they must comply with the Communist Party's political agenda if they want to do business in the world's second largest econ

    January 18, 2018 08:39 pm JST
  • United Microelectronics aims for AI innovation on a budget

    HSINCHU, Taiwan Facing headwinds in the rapidly maturing smartphone market, the world's No. 3 chipmaker United Microelectronics is turning its attention to artificial intelligence for use in cars and consumer electronics."We don't see standardized c

    January 18, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan left out of global IPO boom

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan stood out as an exception to the initial public offering boom that swept global markets last year, as the few promising startups the island produced increasingly opted for mainland debuts.Just 110 companies went public in Taiwan las

    January 18, 2018 06:34 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after U.S. equities drop from record highs

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Wednesday, after U.S. equities retreated from record highs overnight and as investors awaited China's fourth-quarter economic data.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell less than 0.1% to 1,49

    January 17, 2018 08:43 pm JST
  • Where are all the tourists in Japan coming from?

    TOKYO -- Japan's tourism bonanza shows no signs of abating. The country welcomed a record 28.6 million visitors from abroad in 2017, an increase of 19.3% on the year. Travelers also spent significantly more: 4.4 trillion yen ($39.68 billion), up 17.

    January 17, 2018 05:43 pm JST
  • Taiwan chipmaker: Chinese rivals will face scrutiny over trade secrets

    TAIPEI -- A senior executive at Taiwanese memory chipmaker Nanya Technology said Tuesday that Chinese rivals will face increasing global scrutiny over trade secret violations as Beijing aggressively builds up a domestic semiconductor industry in lar

    January 17, 2018 12:21 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Chinese insurers rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Tuesday, paced by mainland insurers and lenders.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,491.87. Ping An Insurance Group advanced 2.8% after the Chinese insurer said accumulated gross premium in

    January 16, 2018 08:17 pm JST
  • Mainland Chinese tourists returning to Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Mainland Chinese tourists are returning to Taiwan, hinting at a possible reversal of Beijing's policy intended to pressure the island's ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, led by Tsai Ing-wen.The Chinese government restri

    January 16, 2018 01:38 pm JST
  • Taiwan tackles rising China costs with smart tech platform

    TAIPEI -- Leading Taiwanese industrial computer maker Advantech is setting up a joint venture with a government-backed research agency to offer a cloud platform that can be used for smart manufacturing and equipment monitoring, at a time when the lo

    January 16, 2018 12:44 pm JST
  • Made-in Japan cake exports satisfy Southeast Asia's sweet tooth

    A weekend afternoon at Chateraise, a pastry shop located in a Singapore shopping center, brings the usual stream of customers. "Which cake do you want? The new ones look delicious, too." People stare at the glass display case, trying to decide which

    January 16, 2018 12:10 pm JST
  • Asian philanthropists can potentially give twice as much as US

    TOKYO -- Thanks to rapid economic growth, personal wealth in Asia is at an all-time high, with more billionaires in the region now than anywhere else in the world. But have charitable donations grown proportionally to the region's wealth? The answer

    January 16, 2018 08:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises tracking U.S. equity rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan began the week on a positive note, boosted by a weaker dollar and another record high for U.S. indexes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,475.43.The advance on the gauge came after U.S. stocks

    January 15, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Lauren Compere

    Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet

    Asia's leading economies were in the grip of the worst financial crisis in decades 20 years ago, with stock markets in the four so-called Tiger economies in freefall. At around the same time, investors elsewhere were taking the first steps to integr

    January 15, 2018 11:30 am JST
  • China slams 3 more multinationals over Taiwan status

    HONG KONG -- The Chinese government on Friday demanded public apologies from Spanish fast-fashion retailer Zara, U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines and Irish medical device company Medtronic, after they singled out Taiwan as a separate country on their we

    January 13, 2018 02:05 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high Wall Street

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's record highs. Energy companies rose after Brent crude topped $70 a barrel mark.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 1% to 1,469.50 on Friday, helping the gauge

    January 12, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • China demands public apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China's aviation authority on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website, and demanded an "immediate and public" apology,Civil Aviation Administration of

    January 12, 2018 05:28 pm JST
  • Prestigious Japanese dictionary defines Taiwan as Chinese province

    TAIPEI -- The seventh edition of a prestigious Japanese dictionary hit stores on Friday and immediately sparked controversy over its references of Taiwan.Kojien, in its first revision in a decade, has again defined Taiwan as part of the People's Rep

    January 12, 2018 03:51 pm JST