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  • Apple supplier TPK sees rosy quarter on good iPhone demand

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's TPK Holding, a key Apple touch module supplier, on Wednesday said it expects strong demand for iPhones to boost the current quarter.Chief Financial Officer Freddie Liu said the company has started to manufacture touch module compo

    August 3, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index falls as South Korean stocks drop on tax proposals

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Thursday, led by South Korean shares following a proposed increase in taxes on large corporations.The Nikkei Asia 300 index lost 0.6% at 1,292.47.Nikkei's index for South Korea fel

    August 3, 2017 09:01 pm JST
  • Strong Tesla sales lift Taiwanese supplier's shares

    HONG KONG -- Taiwanese auto component maker Hota Industrial Manufacturing got a lift on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on Thursday from an upbeat second-quarter sales figure from U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla.The stock briefly rose to a high of 144.0

    August 3, 2017 05:09 pm JST
  • Taiwan's opposition tries the old water balloon trick

    Summer may be the season for water balloon fights, but things turn ugly when the location is Taiwan's legislature, and members of the opposition Kuomintang are the ones tossing the projectiles.This is what happened on July 19: Kuomintang lawmakers s

    August 3, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • A limping Japan Display scrambles to join the OLED party

    TOKYO If one company symbolizes the decline of Japan's once-dominant display industry, it is Japan Display. The manufacturer's continued allegiance to LCDs at a time when OLED technology -- and the South Korean companies that have embraced it -- are

    August 3, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn puts America first with $10 billion Wisconsin facility

    MILWAUKEE, U.S. In what is set to be the largest green-field investment by a foreign company in U.S. history, Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, will spend $10 billion on b

    August 3, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn says Wisconsin plan first of series of US investments

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese contract manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, has suggested that its plan to build a liquid crystal display factory in Wisconsin will be followed by more investment deals in the U.S.The Wisconsin fact

    August 3, 2017 02:57 am JST
  • Asian suppliers see shares jump on strong Apple results

    TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Shares of Asian suppliers for Apple soared Wednesday as the U.S. company announced a better-than-expected performance in the April-June quarter.Backed by steady iPhone sales, Apple's net profit for the quarter rose 12% on the year

    August 2, 2017 05:32 pm JST
  • Trump reveals Hon Hai's plan to invest $30bn in US

    NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed in a meeting with business leaders that Hon Hai Precision Industry Chairman Terry Gou told him off the record that the Taiwanese gadget assembler plans to invest $30 billion in the U.S.Trum

    August 2, 2017 02:11 pm JST
  • Hotel Okura seeks following for its premium brand in Asia

    TOKYO -- Japan's Hotel Okura plans to add about 20 locations of its top-tier hotel brand across Asia by 2022, fighting for the region's growing ranks of affluent consumers amid a saturated domestic market.Although widely known in its home country, O

    August 2, 2017 06:58 am JST
  • Apple forecasts revenue largely above estimates, shares rise

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Apple Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above estimates on Tuesday, helping allay some investor concerns about a possible delay in the launch of the iPhone's 10th-anniversary edition later this year.Shares of th

    August 2, 2017 06:01 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index advances as energy producers, insurers gain

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Tuesday, as gains in crude oil prices prompted an advance in energy stocks and as earnings optimism boosted Chinese insurers. The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.4% to 1,297.71. H-shar

    August 1, 2017 08:21 pm JST
  • ASRock shares drop on bitcoin split fears

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Taiwanese bitcoin-mining motherboard maker ASRock fell on Tuesday, with investors fearing the consequences of an impending split in the virtual currency.The share price briefly dipped 1.52%, or 1.1 New Taiwan dollar, to NT$70.

    August 1, 2017 04:57 pm JST
  • Asia's smartphone suppliers see bright light with new iPhone

    TOKYO -- Asia's electronic parts suppliers see a brighter future ahead, thanks to rising global demand for smartphones, including Apple's new premium iPhone.Nitto Denko, a Japanese electronic parts maker and supplier to Apple, on Monday raised its e

    August 1, 2017 12:09 pm JST
  • Taiwan's manufacturing PMI edges up in July

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, edged up in July, signalling a sustained improvement in overall operating conditions at the start of the third quarter.The composite indicator of manufacturing performance

    August 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • MediaTek says China's non-Apple smartphone demand remains soft in Q3

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's MediaTek, the world's second largest mobile chip provider by revenue, on Monday said smartphone demand was likely to remain slow in the three months ending in September due to the lukewarm Chinese market and its own loss of market

    August 1, 2017 12:23 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index gains as Chinese stocks rally on earnings optimism

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Monday, led by a rally in Chinese companies as investors bet on their earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% to 1,292.05. Suning Commerce Group jumped 10% in Shenzh

    July 31, 2017 10:15 pm JST
  • China distilleries top Asia food-beverage market cap ranking

    TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- China's liquor manufacturers lead Asia's food and beverage makers in market cap after retooling their lineups to target ordinary drinkers, spurred by broad investor interest in the fast-growing region's consumer stocks.Shanghai-li

    July 31, 2017 04:01 pm JST
  • Taiwan's central bank to release policy meeting minutes for first time this week

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's central bank said on Monday it will release minutes of its June policy meeting on Aug. 3, providing the minutes of its quarterly review on interest rates to the public for the first time.The central bank said it would re

    July 31, 2017 12:13 pm JST
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    Tucked in the 'Alps,' the future of tourism in Japan

    GOKAYAMA, Japan -- Saran Sawatphudsa and two female friends were walking up a dirt road on a hill rising out of the valley. The Thai tourists were staying in Gokayama, a picturesque hamlet tucked in the Japan Alps, and wanted a bird's-eye view of th

    July 30, 2017 01:00 pm JST