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  • Autos the best performer in Asia sector PMI in November

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia Sector Purchasing Managers' Index for November showed output growth in 15 of the 19 sectors monitored, instead of 13 for the previous month.Automobiles and auto parts (61.0) posted the most pronounced growth, followed by pha

    December 7, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Apple planning LCD iPhone with a metal case for 2018: source

    TAIPEI -- Apple is likely to release another new iPhone with a liquid crystal display next year, according to a source privy to the company's product designs. The source also said Apple is tentatively planning two new handsets equipped with organic

    December 7, 2017 08:45 am JST
  • Largan Precision shares plunge on report of sales drop

    TAIPEI -- Shares of iPhone camera lens maker Largan Precision plunged Wednesday, closing down nearly 10%, after the supplier to gadget maker Apple warned that its revenue in December will fall, versus the previous month, during a traditionally stron

    December 6, 2017 09:19 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index extends losses on Trump's Jerusalem move

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan extended losses on Wednesday, amid concerns that U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could trigger unrest in the Middle East.A plunge in copper prices

    December 6, 2017 09:18 pm JST
  • Cover story

    Asia braces for the end of easy money

    TOKYO -- Visitors to the Royal Palace Park in Phnom Penh don't need to worry if they forget to bring wads of Cambodian riel with them -- all of the owners of the nearby food and drink stalls tell their customers to pay in U.S. dollars anyway. It is

    December 6, 2017 03:25 pm JST
  • Foreign direct investment in Japan notched record in 2016

    TOKYO -- Japan's net inflows of foreign direct investment marked a record high of 3.8 trillion yen ($33.7 billion) last year thanks to major projects from European and Asian enterprises, a Japan External Trade Organization report out Tuesday shows.J

    December 6, 2017 06:15 am JST
  • China uses antitrust reviews to gain foreign technology

    TAIPEI -- In an apparent move to help mainland China businesses gain access to advanced technologies, Beijing appears to be pressuring foreign companies that are seeking regulatory approval for major international acquisitions to enter deals with Ch

    December 5, 2017 09:54 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as technology stocks edge lower

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Tuesday, as a rally triggered by optimism over U.S. tax reforms faded and technology shares resumed their fall.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.7% to 1,371.98. Index heavyweights Tencent Hol

    December 5, 2017 09:09 pm JST
  • Vietnam's FPT bets on Apple with tenfold shop expansion plan

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- The retail arm of Vietnam's biggest information technology company FPT will list its shares on the Ho Chi Minh City bourse in the first half of next year, with the plan of using the proceeds over the next three years to open 100

    December 5, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as U.S. inches closer to corporate tax cuts

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday as the U.S. took a step closer to passing a bill that offered significant tax cuts to businesses.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.6% to 1,380.98.Index equity futures pointed to a stro

    December 4, 2017 08:34 pm JST
  • Willem H. Buiter

    The case for getting rid of high-denomination bank notes

    I previously discussed the merits of going cashless to enable central banks, including the Bank of Japan, to set interest rates at more negative levels. While that may not happen any time soon, eliminating large denomination paper currency notes --

    December 4, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • Dining out in Tokyo with Taiwan's biggest Japanese star

    Tourists from Taiwan and Hong Kong gather at a Tokyo sushi restaurant to dine with Koichi Yoshida, whose Japan tourism information site attracts over 1 million hits a month.

    TOKYO -- He is known as the most famous Japanese in Taiwan.Koichi Yoshida is the president of Tokyo-based Geelee Media Group, which operates a tourist information website for Taiwanese planning to visit his country. He has repeatedly appeared on TV

    December 3, 2017 04:33 pm JST
  • Taiwan conglomerate plans $15bn worth of projects in US

    TAIPEI -- Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan's largest petrochemical producer, is aggressively expanding how much it invests in the U.S., where it has $14.4 billion worth of projects underway. The Taipei-based conglomerate earlier this month sold a 2% o

    December 3, 2017 09:19 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges lower as Tencent extends losses

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan retreated Friday, as heavyweight Tencent Holdings extended losses and a private survey showed China's manufacturing activity weakened last month.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 0.6% to 1,373.25. Fo

    December 1, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index up 31% in first year from launch

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 31% in the first years since its launch on Dec. 1, 2016, buoyed by fast-growing Asian companies that are aggressively adopting information technologies, and by a surging health care sector.The index is calculat

    December 1, 2017 10:50 am JST
  • Taiwan's manufacturing PMI signals strongest improvement since April 2011

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, posted 56.3 in November, up from October's three-month low of 53.6.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction. The Novemb

    December 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Japan's CKD to team with Taiwanese automation equipment maker

    NAGOYA -- Japanese factory automation machinery producer CKD plans to form a capital and business tie-up with Taiwan's Toyo Automation and develop electric-powered components for industrial machinery.Aichi Prefecture-based CKD will invest some 500 m

    December 1, 2017 03:10 am JST
  • Exclusive

    Apple to design power chips in-house as early as 2018: Sources

    TAIPEI -- Apple is designing its own main power management chips for use in iPhones as early as in 2018, cutting dependence on Dialog Semiconductor, according to industry sources, as shares in the U.K. developer plunged as much as 19% in afternoon t

    November 30, 2017 11:41 pm JST
  • Tech companies lead Nikkei Asia300 lower after Nasdaq slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan slumped Thursday, as regional technology companies fell, tracking an overnight selloff in their U.S. counterparts.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 1.5% to 1,381.03. South Korea's Samsung Electronic

    November 30, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Chip stocks keep dropping in Asia as demand sags

    HONG KONG -- Samsung Electronics and other semiconductor issues came under strong selling pressure in Thursday trading on Asian stock markets following falls in chip stock prices in the U.S. Investors are increasingly dumping chip-related shares in

    November 30, 2017 05:45 pm JST