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  • Singapore shares fall as key lenders decline, Malaysia stocks gain

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Wednesday, dragged down by United Overseas Bank and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. after quarterly earnings.Malaysian equities edged higher after better-than-expected economic growth data.Singapo

    February 14, 2018 07:29 pm JST
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    Enemies of the state -- why the press in Southeast Asia is under attack

    BANGKOK/MANILA -- Myanmar has closed off an entire section of the country to reporters. Cambodia is shutting down news organizations. The Philippine president has casually discussed murdering journalists. And the Thai government has suggested the pr

    February 14, 2018 02:30 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index extends gains as Wall Street recovers

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced for a second day as a global equity selloff sparked by a pullback in U.S. equities last week abated.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,414.30 on Tuesday, extending Monday's 0.6% adv

    February 13, 2018 08:23 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers keeps Taiwan tech sales growing despite smartphone slowdown

    TAIPEI -- Apple suppliers continued to lead major Taiwanese technology companies' sales in January, while combined revenue of 19 companies monitored by the Nikkei Asian Review rose more than double-digit from a year earlier, despite a significant mo

    February 13, 2018 07:34 pm JST
  • Taiwan raises 2018 GDP outlook as tech demand fuels exports

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's government raised its 2018 economic growth forecast to 2.42 percent from an earlier estimate of 2.29 percent, as robust exports continued to drive economic momentum.Fourth-quarter growth in 2017 was kept at 3.28 percent,

    February 13, 2018 06:14 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rebounds after U.S. equities gain

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan, tracking a recovery in U.S. equities, rebounded Monday, even as investors braced for more volatility this week.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.6% to 1,398.82, after slumping 7.5% in the previou

    February 12, 2018 08:57 pm JST
  • Shareholders approve merger of top Taiwanese chip assemblers

    TAICHUNG, Taiwan -- The shareholders of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its smaller rival Siliconware Precision Industries --two top Taiwanese chip assemblers -- on Monday approved the companies' merger proposal. The move occurred amid a glob

    February 12, 2018 08:08 pm JST
  • Foxconn eyes digital film sector as smartphone demand weakens

    TAIPEI -- Major iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, said on Sunday that it plans to team up with premium camera maker RED Digital Cinema to make professional-quality and affordable film cameras for

    February 12, 2018 01:30 am JST
  • Search for Taiwan quake victims ends, 16 dead, 1 missing

    TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Rescue workers ended their search Sunday for bodies buried in the rubble of a building that partially toppled in the powerful quake that struck eastern Taiwan earlier this month, with the death toll standing at 16 with one person s

    February 11, 2018 05:57 pm JST
  • Hitachi nears $827m-plus deal for wind turbines with Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Hitachi appears set to win its first overseas order for large wind turbines, and the Japanese company intends to use the opportunity in Taiwan as a foothold to capture rising demand for renewable energy abroad.The decision by state-owned u

    February 10, 2018 06:59 am JST
  • Asus reports profit drop for 2017 on Chinese competition

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Asustek Computer, known as Asus, said Friday that group net profit for the year ended in December fell 19% to 15.5 billion New Taiwan dollars ($528 million).Intensifying competition from Chinese rivals and surging parts prices dea

    February 10, 2018 02:10 am JST
  • So who were the winners after tumultuous week?

    TOKYO -- Darkness often makes the stars stand out more. As the shades of black market sentiment fell this week, there were some stocks which shone.On Friday the stock market ended the week with another massive decline. Growing inflation expectations

    February 9, 2018 10:16 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slumps tracking Wall Street turmoil

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan tumbled Friday, after U.S. markets plunged for a second time this week amid lingering concerns over climbing bond yields.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 2.5% to 1,390.81, taking its losses for the

    February 9, 2018 08:32 pm JST
  • China's SMIC vows to advance technology despite flagging profits

    TAIPEI -- China's homegrown contract chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co., on Friday vowed to play catch-up in its chip technologies with the help of government support, despite deteriorating profits and a slowing mobile market.C

    February 9, 2018 06:59 pm JST
  • China stocks lead Friday's Asian sell-off after US plunge

    TOKYO -- Asian shares were sold off across the board on Friday, as investors responded to another Wall Street plunge that put U.S. stocks into correction territory overnight.Chinese shares led the decline during the Asian trading day. The Hong Kong

    February 9, 2018 06:47 pm JST
  • TSMC-linked chipmaker weighs new plant as supply tightens

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese foundry operator Vanguard International Semiconductor is considering building a new factory to meet climbing demand, especially related to technologies including fingerprint recognition for smartphones.Chairman and President Leuh

    February 9, 2018 05:16 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index posts first gain of week

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday as investors stepped up purchases after three days of losses even as they awaited cues on where the U.S. inflation could be headed.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,425.88, after

    February 8, 2018 08:24 pm JST
  • Asia's manufacturers start the year off strong

    HONG KONG Asian manufacturers started the year off strong, as global trade picked up in January, the latest Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index survey showed. Nine of 11 Asian countries and regions surveyed saw an expansion of manufactur

    February 8, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • A Peking opera, in Taiwan, for the world

    TAIPEI War, honor, family and love are universal themes that transcend borders, culture, language and time. Taiwan's leading Peking opera company GuoGuang proved this with its lush sellout revival of "Sunlight After Snowfall" late last year. Now, th

    February 8, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • At least seven killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

    HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) -- Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, in a search for 67 people missing after a strong earthquake which killed at least seven near Taiwan's popular tourist city of Hualien.The magnitude

    February 8, 2018 04:35 am JST