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  • Tokyo women are fastest at applying makeup in Asia

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    TOKYO -- When it comes to makeup, the women of Tokyo are all about efficiency. They use the second-highest number of cosmetics but spend the least amount of time applying them, according to a survey covering six Asian cities and New York. The Kanebo

    October 30, 2017 08:30 am JST
  • Taiwan's Innolux, AUO grapple with falling LCD demand

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese LCD panel makers face growing headwinds from declining prices and growing competition, with leading players Innolux and AU Optronics suffering major slowdowns between the last two quarters.Innolux -- an affiliate of Hon Hai Preci

    October 28, 2017 04:41 am JST
  • Sharp's bottom line hits 10-year high on Foxconn-led overhaul

    OSAKA -- Sharp turned in its biggest interim net profit in a decade on Friday, underscoring the extent of the turnaround under Taiwanese parent Foxconn.The Japan-based technology group reported 34.7 billion yen ($304 million) in consolidated net pro

    October 28, 2017 12:58 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as Chinese financial firms, airlines gain

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, led by a rally in Chinese financial companies and airlines after upbeat earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.7% to 1,359.98. H-shares of China Construction Bank advanced 3.2% af

    October 27, 2017 08:54 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    SK Hynix's strategy pays off with Toshiba unit investment

    SEOUL -- Shortly after SK Hynix announced last month that it would contribute nearly $3.5 billion as part of a consortium to acquire Toshiba Memory, Chey Tae-won, the chairman and founding family member of South Korea's third-largest conglomerate SK

    October 27, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Trump's Asian tour puts spotlight on legacy of Obama 'pivot'

    WASHINGTON -- With Donald Trump embarking Nov. 5 on his first Asia trip as U.S. president, countries there are closely watching for further insights into his views on North Korea, trade policy and the region's importance."We have to solve the North

    October 27, 2017 04:40 am JST
  • Earnings preview

    Tokyo Disney operator now expected to book 7% profit gain

    TOKYO -- Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land is set to report an increase in group operating profit for the first half ended in September, instead of the decline forecast earlier, due to rising visitor traffic.Profit apparently rose 7% year o

    October 27, 2017 02:01 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls, dragged by South Korean memory chipmakers

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Thursday, as South Korean chipmakers declined after SK Hynix's earnings missed estimates. Overnight decline in U.S. stocks also weighed on demand.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.3% at 1,351.05.

    October 26, 2017 08:07 pm JST
  • Taiwan president calls for breakthrough in cross-straits relations

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan and China need to drop historical baggage to seek a breakthrough in cross-straits relations, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in her first public comments since China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a new leadership li

    October 26, 2017 01:57 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse: Eco-friendly offices are the new gold standard

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines in September when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office deal in Asia-Pacific this year. In 2016, Asia Square Tower 1 was acquired by Qata

    October 26, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains on U.S. cues, surging Indian bank stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Wednesday, helped by positive U.S. leads and a rally in Indian banks after New Delhi announced a $32 billion plan to recapitalize state-owned lenders.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.8%

    October 25, 2017 08:35 pm JST
  • iPhone X supplier AMS shrugs off fears over 3-D sensor

    BEIJING - Austrian chip maker AMS, which makes an optical sensing part for the new 3-D sensor module used in Apple's iPhone X, on Tuesday dismissed speculation that the new facial recognition component is stuck in a production bottleneck."I am not n

    October 24, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips as Wall Street pulls back from records

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined on Tuesday after U.S. stocks retreated from record highs, and as Chinese insurers slipped after recent rally.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.3% to 1,345.44. H-shares of China Life Insurance

    October 24, 2017 08:24 pm JST
  • Foxconn's Gou met Apple exec to discuss iPhone X

    TAIPEI/SHANGHAI -- Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, met Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams behind closed doors to discuss iPhone X production, a source familiar with the matter told t

    October 24, 2017 01:08 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as Chinese property developers decline

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Monday, weighed by losses in Chinese mainland property developers after data showed that home prices increased at a slower pace last month.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.1% to 1,

    October 23, 2017 08:20 pm JST
  • China promotes global efforts to oppose Taiwanese independence

    BEIJING -- China is increasing global efforts to oppose Taiwanese independence, a senior ruling Chinese Communist Party official said on Saturday, reiterating his country's claim to the self-governing democratic island. "We are unwavering in our uph

    October 21, 2017 07:16 pm JST
  • Comment

    Japan Coast Guard quietly helps Asian nations counter China

    TOKYO -- As tensions mount in Asia, fueled by the crisis on the Korean Peninsula and China's increased activities in the region's seas, maritime order is in danger of collapsing.Japan is well-equipped to ward off this unwanted outcome, and the Japan

    October 21, 2017 12:23 pm JST
  • At party congress, China prepares tougher line on Taiwan

    BEIJING -- China is boosting pressure on the government in Taipei at the Communist Party's twice-a-decade National Congress here, cooking up new strategies to win favor among the island's youth and renewing its hard line against Taiwanese independen

    October 21, 2017 07:29 am JST
  • Exclusive

    Apple, Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production strain

    TAIPEI/OSAKA/TOKYO -- Terry Gou, the chairman of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, and Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams are planning to meet when the latter visits Taiwan later this m

    October 21, 2017 12:14 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index ends week higher after US stocks rally

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan eked out modest gains for the week, as persistent gains on U.S. equities supported risk appetite, even as regional investors remained focused on China's 19th Communist Party Congress.The Nikkei A

    October 20, 2017 09:12 pm JST