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  • China military criticises "wrong" US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer sa

    August 17, 2017 03:07 pm JST
  • Foreign financial institutions set sail for Japan once more

    TOKYO -- Foreign financial institutions that fled Japan en masse following the 2008 global financial crisis are charting courses back, smelling demand from banks struggling under negative interest rates, and the government is welcoming them.Toronto-

    August 17, 2017 02:08 am JST
  • Apple shipments on track despite Taiwan blackout, suppliers say

    TAIPEI -- Three Apple suppliers said Wednesday the power outage in Taiwan the day before did affect some of their production facilities in the country, although they saw little impact on overall operation and shipments.The three suppliers were major

    August 16, 2017 09:08 pm JST
  • Shares of Taiwan's Lumax nosedive after massive power outage

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Lumax International dropped on Wednesday amid fears the Taiwanese maker of control systems for power plants and factories could come under fire after a massive blackout hit the island nation on Tuesday evening.The stock touche

    August 16, 2017 05:02 pm JST
  • Taiwan minister resigns over massive power outage

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's minister of economic affairs, Lee Chih-kung, resigned Tuesday night, right after a massive power outage hit more than half of the 13 million households on the island as well as the iPhone chip assembler and tester Advanced Semicon

    August 16, 2017 01:49 am JST
  • Asian equity markets extend gains as North Korea holds fire

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian equity markets extended gains on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signaled the country would hold off on any decision to fire missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, helping lift investor sentiment.The Nikke

    August 15, 2017 02:28 pm JST
  • Subsidiary of Apple supplier Inventec to ship voice assistant HomePod in Q4

    TAIPEI -- Inventec Appliances, a subsidiary of Taiwanese contract electronics maker Inventec, indicated on Monday that it would begin to ship HomePod, Apple's upcoming voice assistant product, later this year, while a source narrowed the timeframe d

    August 14, 2017 11:38 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers boost Taiwan tech sector in July

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's major tech companies all reported revenue increases in July, the eighth consecutive month of rises, as the Apple suppliers benefited from strong sales of iPads and Macbooks as well as recognizing sales from components for the new

    August 14, 2017 09:40 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index recovers from weekly loss as US inflation damps Fed rate hike bets

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rebounded from a weekly loss, tracking gains on Wall Street after slower-than-expected U.S. inflation data eased expectations of another rate increase this year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index add

    August 14, 2017 09:24 pm JST
  • 'Made in Japan' label powers cosmetics exports

    TOKYO -- Japan's cosmetics exports are on track to hit another all-time high this year as Shiseido and other heavyweights accelerate efforts to attract consumers in China and other parts of Asia with the appeal of the "Made in Japan" label.These exp

    August 14, 2017 08:16 am JST
  • Company in focus

    Toshiba dithers over chip unit sale as clock ticks

    TOKYO -- Toshiba belatedly submitted its annual report for the year ended March to the Kanto Local Finance Bureau on Aug. 10, after its auditor granted conditional approval to its books, which will allow the company to stay listed on the stock marke

    August 13, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • K-pop purveyors build bands with multinational flair

    TOKYO -- If you turned on a TV in Japan seven years ago, there was a good chance you would see a South Korean pop act gyrating away. The odds of that are lower today.Chalk it up to changing tastes, new entertainment options or politics, but there is

    August 12, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Taiwanese machine tool makers eye a growing Indian market

    NEW DELHI -- Seeking to tap the huge Indian market, Taiwanese machine tool makers are offering their cutting-edge products for this country's manufacturing sector, which is being aggressively promoted by the government.Machine tools such as lathes,

    August 12, 2017 02:19 am JST
  • Foxconn Q2 earnings hit by Nokia and Snapdeal losses

    TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, commonly known as Foxconn Technology Group, on Friday reported lackluster results for the second quarter as a subsidiary incurred substantial losses from investments in Nokia's feature phone

    August 12, 2017 01:21 am JST
  • Sharp sticking to LCD guns amid global shift to OLEDs

    OSAKA -- While others are pouring resources into organic light-emitting diode displays, Sharp is doubling down on good old liquid crystal displays.But the Japan-based electronics maker, which has recovered under Taiwanese parent Foxconn, says that d

    August 11, 2017 03:25 am JST
  • Taiwan's Pegatron sees rosy second half on new iPhones

    TAIPEI -- iPhone assembler Pegatron on Thursday said it expects a robust second half on strong demand for upcoming iPhones and consumer electronics products including game consoles."The third quarter will grow as we are entering the peak season for

    August 10, 2017 11:01 pm JST
  • K-pop purveyors build bands with multinational flair

    TOKYO If you turned on a TV in Japan seven years ago, there was a good chance you would see a South Korean pop act gyrating away. The odds of that are lower today.Chalk it up to changing tastes, new entertainment options or politics, but there is a

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nanya Technology chief: Chinese chip rivals no threat -- yet

    NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan For Taiwanese memory chip maker Nanya Technology, China's ambition to build up a competitive semiconductor sector is a threat to the balance of the industry, but it will take three to five years to affect the business, accord

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Bibliophile Robert Wu leaves behind a beacon for readers of Chinese

    TAIPEI The Eslite Bookstore on Dunhua South Road in downtown Taipei, open 24 hours a day, has long been considered an essential destination for Chinese-speaking bibliophiles. Its founder, Robert Wu, made Eslite synonymous with good taste while retai

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Smartphone camera maker Q Tech upbeat about second half

    HONG KONG -- Chinese smartphone camera module and fingerprint sensor maker Q Technology on Wednesday struck an upbeat note about its sales in the second half of this year, partly thanks to its expanding reach in the domestic market.Q Technology supp

    August 9, 2017 10:11 pm JST