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  • Taiwan's Yageo to buy US electronic components firm for $740mn

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's Yageo Corp said it would buy U.S.-based Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.The cash offer is the second mid-sized bid from a Taiwanese

    May 23, 2018 10:20 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as investor focus shifts to Fed minutes

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as investors await the U.S. Federal Reserve's May meeting minutes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,403.45. The index traded in a less than four points range before settling l

    May 22, 2018 08:34 pm JST
  • Taiwan looks to Japan to protect its Pacific interests

    TOKYO/TAIPEI -- Despite not being invited, Taiwan was a key player at the eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, as it engages in a tug of war with China over allies in the Pacific.The two-day forum, which concluded Saturday in the northern Japanes

    May 22, 2018 01:39 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as US-China trade worries cool

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose on Monday, as worries over a potential Sino-American trade war eased after the two nations agreed not to impose import tariffs on each other for now.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.3%

    May 21, 2018 08:12 pm JST
  • AIT chief says Taiwan not a pawn in US-China battles

    TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan is not a disposable pawn in what some see U.S. President Donald Trump's larger plan for winning concessions from China in areas of military and economic disagreements, Washington's de facto ambassador to Taiwan said Monday.K

    May 21, 2018 07:33 pm JST
  • With economic allure fading, Taiwan keeps its distance from China

    TAIPEI -- As the independence-leaning government of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen wraps up its second year, China's pressure campaign to bring the island closer to unification seems to be faltering amid increasingly competitive cross-strait econo

    May 21, 2018 03:00 am JST
  • Apple suppliers brace for profit slide as gadget sales slow

    TAIPEI -- Many major contract manufacturers for Apple have been suffering since the beginning of 2018, hit by a sharp decline in profits and fierce competition with peers to grab more orders amid lackluster hardware sales.Five key Taiwanese contract

    May 18, 2018 10:23 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 little changed as traders eye US-China trade talks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan were little changed on Friday, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the outcome of a meeting on trade between the U.S. and China.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.1% lower to 1,403.

    May 18, 2018 08:26 pm JST
  • Taiwan relations unchanged despite Chinese pressure: Palau president

    TOKYO -- Palau will not bow to Chinese pressure to cut off Taiwan, President Tommy Remengesau Jr. told Nikkei, saying the Pacific Island nation would look to such countries as Japan for fresh sources of economic support.The president granted an inte

    May 18, 2018 01:57 am JST
  • Rising US yields drag Nikkei Asia300 Index lower

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan extended loss on Thursday, as concerns over trade relations between the world's largest economies and rising U.S. bond yields weighed on sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 0.5% to 1

    May 17, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • 'Population bonus' pushes up Asian growth

    TOKYO -- The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the global economy will grow by 3.9% this year, up from 3.7% the previous year, thanks to booming Asian economies. Countries and regions in Asia now make up more than half the increase in world

    May 17, 2018 07:50 pm JST
  • Beer and cars fuel optimism for Asian corporate profits

    SHANGHAI -- The rising tide of Asian consumption is lifting many constituents of the Nikkei Asia300, the latest profit projections show.For fiscal 2018, the aggregate net profit of the bulk of companies on the list is forecast to set a second straig

    May 17, 2018 06:00 pm JST
  • Key iPhone assembler Pegatron heeds the 'Make in India' call

    TAIPEI Key iPhone assembler Pegatron plans to set up its first manufacturing facility in India this year to meet growing demand in the local telecommunications market. The move is part of the Taiwanese company's push to extend its production base be

    May 17, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Orwellian 'doublethink' is on full display in Taiwan, Asia's 'uncountry'

    The White House did not mince words in a statement in early May criticizing Beijing for threatening to punish airlines that do not list self-ruled Taiwan as belonging to China."This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Co

    May 17, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Tea Leaves

    Taiwan: Asia's 'uncountry'

    The White House did not mince words in a statement in early May criticizing Beijing for threatening to punish airlines that do not list self-ruled Taiwan as belonging to China."This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Co

    May 17, 2018 09:30 am JST
  • Rising US yields and North Korean tensions pull Nikkei Asia300 lower

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks extended losses on Wednesday, as an overnight jump for U.S. Treasury yields fueled worries about a flight of capital from risk assets, while North Korea's withdrawal from planned talks with Seoul rattled ne

    May 16, 2018 08:15 pm JST
  • Sumitomo buys into Taiwan's No. 2 supermarket chain

    TOKYO -- Sumitomo Corp. will buy 22% of Simple Mart, Taiwan's second-largest supermarket operator, gaining a new channel for distributing Japanese products and making new business moves on the island.The Japanese trading company will pay around 4.5

    May 16, 2018 10:42 am JST
  • Inventec to expand AirPods production with an eye on rival Luxshare

    TAIPEI -- Key AirPods assembler Inventec said on Tuesday it will expand production capacity and focus on cost efficiency to secure orders from its top client and face down competition from Chinese peers."The industry competition is more severe in th

    May 15, 2018 09:45 pm JST
  • Taiwan ex-President Ma sentenced to 4 months in jail

    TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan's High Court, overturning a lower court's ruling, found former President Ma Ying-jeou guilty Tuesday of leaking confidential information while he was in office in 2013 and sentenced him to four months in jail.Ma, 67, was not

    May 15, 2018 09:32 pm JST
  • Chinese chipmaker takes on TSMC and Intel with cutting-edge tool

    TAIPEI -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co., China's top state-backed contract chipmaker, has placed an order for one set of extreme-ultraviolet lithography equipment, the costliest and most advanced chip production tool, to close techno

    May 15, 2018 09:02 pm JST