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  • 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
  • Apple seen as winner as Taiwan slaps Qualcomm with $773m antitrust fine

    TAIPEI -- An antitrust penalty of 23.4 billion New Taiwan dollars ($773 million) levied Wednesday against Qualcomm by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission should benefit Apple in its ongoing legal tussle over how the U.S. chipmaker charges licensing fees

    October 12, 2017 01:16 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Samsung extends gains

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, as heavyweight Samsung Electronics extended gains ahead of its preliminary third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,337.13.Asian equities also got a boost from

    October 11, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • Ride-hailing apps a boon for Asia's motorcycle taxis

    Mobile ride-hailing apps are fast finding a place in Asia's taxi industry via motorcycles and motorized tricycles, typically cheaper alternatives to autos.The trend is being helped along by the increasing ubiquity of smartphones and improved wireles

    October 11, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Sharp to buy stake in Taiwan mobile phone retailer

    OSAKA -- Hon Hai Precision Industry unit Sharp plans to invest in a major Taiwanese mobile phone store operator to boost sales of its LCD televisions and white goods there.The Japan-based electronics manufacturer agreed Sept. 29 to acquire 33% of Au

    October 11, 2017 01:32 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Samsung, SK Telekom jump

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, led by South Korean chipmakers on earnings optimism. Hong Kong developers rallied ahead of a policy address by the city's chief executive.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,32

    October 10, 2017 08:03 pm JST