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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Samsung, SK Telekom jump

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, led by South Korean chipmakers on earnings optimism. Hong Kong developers rallied ahead of a policy address by the city's chief executive.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,32

    October 10, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • Taiwanese president wants 'new mode of interactions' with China

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work with her to find a new way to conduct bilateral exchanges."As we face new circumstances in cross-strait and regional relations, leaders from both sides sho

    October 10, 2017 05:08 pm JST
  • Taiwan President Tsai pledges to defend island's freedoms

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to defend her island's freedom and democracy in a speech to mark National Day on Tuesday, her second since taking office in May, 2016, and said Taiwan would not bow to pressure.Cross-straits

    October 10, 2017 12:38 pm JST
  • South Korea's gloom prevails despite manufacturing upturn

    HONG KONG -- Despite escalating threats from its northern neighbor, South Korea saw its manufacturing condition pick up on stronger domestic demand and output last month. But analysts remain cautious about the country's economic outlook as the ongoi

    October 10, 2017 11:05 am JST
  • Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda

    Economic breathing space is an opportunity to strengthen resilience

    The world economy has settled into a holding pattern, with a broad-based but plodding recovery underway characterized by weak productivity and investment growth. Both advanced and emerging market economies have maintained modest growth momentum, but

    October 8, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Japan's love affair with Alsace grows stronger

    "If a Japanese company wants to get off the ground in France, it will move to Paris," says Japanese entrepreneur Kentaro Kitajima. "If it wants to access the European market, it will settle in Alsace."Kitajima began traveling to France to find new m

    October 7, 2017 03:01 pm JST
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    Retiring TSMC's Morris Chang keeps eye on Samsung rivalry

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- After its annual general meeting next June, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the sole chip supplier to Apple's new iPhones, will face new challenges from rivals without its 86-year-old founder, Morris Chang, at the helm for

    October 7, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • TSMC's new leadership: A picture in contrasts

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- The two executives who will form the dual leadership team when they take the helm at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. next year are well-suited for the challenge, according to Morris Chang, the company's chairman who will re

    October 7, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • TSMC's Morris Chang built a powerful business

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Three days after the founding chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Morris Chang, announced his retirement and a succession plan on Oct. 2, shares of the sole chip supplier to Apple's new iPhones hit an intraday reco

    October 7, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index over 2% on week after US shares' record run

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced on Friday to end the week higher after U.S. equity indexes rose to fresh record highs on optimism over tax reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,320.81 points Friday. The index is

    October 6, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Asian parents among top spenders on education

    SINGAPORE -- Asian parents are investing heavily in education to give their children better career opportunities in an increasingly competitive job market, according to an HSBC report.The report was based on a survey of over 8,400 parents in 15 coun

    October 6, 2017 08:16 pm JST
  • Uber to hail more cab operators in Asia

    TOKYO -- Uber Technologies seeks to step up collaboration with taxi companies in Asia to expand its regional presence amid a host of regulatory barriers.The Japanese arm of the American ride-booking giant will make an announcement as early as Friday

    October 6, 2017 02:43 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher as Singapore property developers advance

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, helped by Singapore property developers and positive U.S. cues.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.2% to 1,315.07. Trading was thin as markets in Hong Kong, China, and South Korea wer

    October 5, 2017 08:27 pm JST
  • Unraveling the mystery of 'missing' inflation

    TOKYO -- A burning question is keeping global economy watchers preoccupied: What explains the increasingly prevalent combination of stronger growth and low inflation? This mystery could have big implications for central banks eyeing the exit from mo

    October 5, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Morris Chang is confident TSMC can thrive without him

    HSINCHU, Taiwan Chairman Morris Chang of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker by revenue, expressed confidence that the company he founded will continue growing faster than the semiconductor industry as a wh

    October 5, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Sharp seeks new panel buyers as Apple adopts OLED

    OSAKA -- Sharp will start making liquid crystal display panels for automobiles and ultra-high definition monitors at its key manufacturing facility that once focused solely on supplying LCD panels for the iPhone.The Japanese company's Kameyama No. 1

    October 5, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances tracking record U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, buoyed by record-high U.S. equities, even as Chinese developers extended their gains.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% to 1,312.51. Taiwan's financial markets were closed on Wed

    October 4, 2017 08:58 pm JST
  • Ousted EVA Airways chairman retaliates with new airline

    TAIPEI -- A leading Taiwanese aviation executive has a big dream -- to launch the island's third major commercial carrier as the "Emirates of Taiwan."That dream may be closer to fulfilment than expected. StarLux Airlines has begun preliminary prepar

    October 4, 2017 04:34 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as reserve ratio cut boosts Chinese banks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, led by Chinese banks following a targeted cut in their reserve requirements by the nation's central bank.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,309.04. Industrial and Commercial B

    October 3, 2017 08:33 pm JST
  • South Korean baseball seeks to repeat past glories

    SEOUL -- Baseball is the leading sport in South Korea, but the game is battling a series of financial scandals amid worries that its popularity has peaked. Rebuilding the national team as it prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is seen as crucial fo

    October 3, 2017 11:30 am JST