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  • Apple supplier TSMC sees record Q4, but hazy on 2018

    TAIPEI -- Key Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker by revenue, on Thursday said its fourth-quarter results will be boosted by strong mobile demand, but the run of high order volumes looks unli

    October 20, 2017 12:31 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slides after China GDP data

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Thursday as risk sentiment turned sour after data showed a slowdown in China's economic growth for the third quarter.The Nikkei Asia300 Index of more than 300 influential regional companies

    October 19, 2017 08:39 pm JST
  • China's Xi, in congress speech, pledges to squash separatism

    BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping sent a blunt message to independence movements in Taiwan and Hong Kong during his keynote speech to the Communist Party National Congress on Wednesday, vowing never to let China be divided again.The "historical traged

    October 19, 2017 06:38 am JST
  • Taiwan says its 23 million people will decide their future

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's government said on Wednesday that it was "absolutely" the right of Taiwan's 23 million people to decide their future, after Chinese President Xi Jinping said any attempt to separate the island from China would be thwarte

    October 18, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Trump administration again declines to name China currency manipulator

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Washington on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump.The semi-annual

    October 18, 2017 07:08 am JST
  • DRAM price to rise until 1Q of next year: Nanya Tech chief

    NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan -- The president of Nanya Technology, a big Taiwanese memory chip maker, on Tuesday said the price of dynamic random access memory chips will continue to rise until the first quarter of 2018, thanks to robust demand from stro

    October 17, 2017 11:46 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Tuesday after all major U.S. indexes climbed to records overnight.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.1% to 1,358.91.U.S stocks rose Monday along with the dollar, while bond yields d

    October 17, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

    TORONTO (Reuters) -- Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging

    October 17, 2017 09:37 am JST
  • Taiwan's OLED display panel makers fight for life

    TAIPEI -- Display panel manufacturers in Taiwan are looking for ways to survive increasingly fierce market offensives by Chinese and South Korean competition.At the Touch Taiwan panel industry trade fair held recently in Taipei, AU Optronics unveile

    October 15, 2017 10:10 am JST
  • Japan drugstore Matsumotokiyoshi expanding to Taiwan

    TOKYO -- Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings will open drugstores in Taiwan, the Japanese retailer announced Friday, in partnership with a local manufacturing and logistics company. The two companies signed an agreement the same day to establish a joint ventu

    October 14, 2017 02:06 am JST
  • Taiwan's MediaTek hails antitrust fine against rival Qualcomm

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek welcomed a local regulator's decision to slam U.S. rival Qualcomm with a fine for antitrust violations, saying the action will promote fair competition.Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission fined Qualcomm 23.4 billion

    October 14, 2017 12:59 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Singapore stocks rally on economic growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, helped by a rally in Singapore shares after better-than-expected third-quarter economic growth in the city-state.Samsung Electronics declined as record earnings were overshadowed by the

    October 13, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse

    Green office blocks secure better tenants

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines last month 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 Qatar

    October 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Japan produce distributor Farmind to boost trade with Taiwan

    TOKYO -- Japanese produce wholesaler Farmind will partner with a Taiwanese agricultural development concern to expand trading of fruit and vegetables with the island.The two parties are set to sign a basic agreement Friday for a venture that will sh

    October 13, 2017 01:35 am JST
  • Taiwanese companies fuel gains in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, helped by a rally in Taiwanese companies and overnight gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,345.96.All the three major U.S. indexes climbed to records on Wedne

    October 12, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Morris Chang gives successors a legacy of driving change

    HSINCHU, Taiwan Three days after Morris Chang announced his retirement and a succession plan on Oct. 2, shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. hit an intraday record high of 225.50 New Taiwan dollars.Many technology executives and industry

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Two men, one chipmaking giant, and a world ready to test them

    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 retir

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: TSMC's founder ready to hand world's largest chipmaker to next generation

    HSINCHU, Taiwan For the first time in 30 years, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will have to forge ahead without its founder.Morris Chang, 86, will step down after TSMC's annual general meeting next June. The company was founded in 1987 and i

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • A manufacturing uptick can't pierce South Korea's gloom

    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 ongoing

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST