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  • 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
  • Hashtag Travelers

    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
  • Apple supplier ASE upbeat on second half

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, the world's largest chip assembler and a key supplier to Apple, said on Friday it was optimistic about the second half of 2017, although the industry suffered a slower first half due to inventor

    July 28, 2017 10:26 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index falls on technology stocks, almost erases weekly gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Technology stocks led Asian equities outside Japan lower on Friday, wiping off most of the accumulated gains for the week triggered by bets slowing inflation would prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to hold back further ra

    July 28, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • Foxconn's Gou outlines grand plans for Wisconsin display facility

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, U.S. -- Chairman Terry Gou of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, was optimistic about strong domestic demand for the advanced display products that the company's new U.S. facility will churn out.

    July 28, 2017 06:15 pm JST
  • Sharp returns to Q1 profit on Foxconn's cost-cut drive, beats estimates

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's Sharp Corp reported its third consecutive quarter of net profit on Friday, staying on track to achieve its first annual profit in four years following a cost-cutting drive under Taiwanese owner Foxconn.With a profit recove

    July 28, 2017 03:42 pm JST
  • Sharp to integrate three sales subsidiaries by October

    TOKYO -- Sharp will integrate three subsidiaries focused on products such as home appliances and office equipment by October, sources said Friday.The measure is part of a drive to restructure subsidiaries in Japan and abroad launched after the elect

    July 28, 2017 02:22 pm JST
  • With Wisconsin plant, Foxconn envisions US as its next China

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, is positioning the U.S. as an electronic parts production hub next in importance to its massive presence in China, starting with a $10 billion LCD panel plant in Wisconsin, announced W

    July 28, 2017 02:03 am JST
  • Japan needs to be more aggressive in brain gain game

    TOKYO -- Japan's government might want to try a little harder to lure foreign talent. Especially now.In the U.S., perhaps the world's dominant player in the brain gain game, President Donald Trump's protectionist bent has given rise to tougher visa

    July 27, 2017 01:54 pm JST
  • Taiwan marks the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tea Leaves

    Martial law to mosh pit: Taiwan's path to freedom

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn to build $10bn plant in US, hire 3,000 people

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.The annou

    July 27, 2017 08:36 am JST