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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls tracking Wall Street losses

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Friday as uncertainty over U.S. tax reforms damped investors' risk appetite.Indian shares rallied, bucking the trend, after exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bha

    December 15, 2017 08:24 pm JST
  • Japan's digital money exchanges heading abroad for growth

    TOKYO -- Seeking fresh channels for growth, cryptocurrency trading platforms in Japan -- the world's biggest market -- are branching out to other parts of Asia and beyond.Quoine is launching in the Philippines next year. Bitpoint Japan, a subsidiary

    December 15, 2017 06:49 am JST
  • MediaTek hopes tiny health sensor will deliver a shot in the arm

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese chip developer MediaTek has taken a major step into the health care field with a new six-in-one biosensor for smartphones, laying the groundwork for a comeback by struggling smartphone chip operations.The Sensio module, unveiled

    December 15, 2017 05:49 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Fed sticks to rate hike forecasts

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve retained its forecast of three rate increases for next year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% to 1,383.61, paced by a rally in Chinese and Hong Kong

    December 14, 2017 08:53 pm JST
  • China angered as US considers navy visits to Taiwan

    BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -- China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy v

    December 14, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan feeling whiplash after a turbulent year of Trump

    TAIPEI -- U.S. President Donald Trump's attitude toward the government in Taipei has cooled remarkably over the past year, as Washington found ties to Beijing more in line with its strategic needs.At the annual Taiwan-U.S.-Japan security dialogue he

    December 14, 2017 03:50 pm JST
  • Global trade uptick boosts Asian manufacturing

    HONG KONG Strengthening economies on both sides of the Pacific are lifting global trade, as well as Asia's manufacturing sector. Seven of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei -- Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the Phili

    December 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • TSMC to spend $20bn on 3-nanometer chips

    HSINCHU, Taiwan Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is planning to spend more than $20 billion to build the world's most advanced 3-nanometer chip facility, in Taiwan in the early 2020s, according to a senior company executive.It will be the larg

    December 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ADB keeps 5.8% Asia growth outlook for 2018, hikes 2017 view

    MANILA -- The Asian Development Bank still expects economic growth in the region to slow in 2018, it said in a new report on Wednesday, but the Manila-based lender raised its forecast for the current year by one-tenth of a percentage point.In its As

    December 14, 2017 01:07 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Chinese banks rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, led by mainland lenders ahead of China's inflation data and U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.4% to 1,379.83. China Construction Bank (CCB) r

    December 13, 2017 08:33 pm JST
  • Xi attends but forgoes speech at Nanjing Massacre ceremony

    NANJING, China -- In an apparent sign of improving Japan-China relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday decided to forgo an opportunity to speak about the two countries' bitter past at the state memorial ceremony held in Nanjing to mark

    December 13, 2017 04:52 pm JST
  • Sharp gives tarnished Japan Inc. a rare piece of good news

    OSAKA/TOKYO -- Forgive Sharp if it blushes, but it suddenly finds itself in position to convince investors to put their money into Japanese shares.The Japan-based, Taiwanese-owned electronics maker on Dec. 7 returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange's fi

    December 13, 2017 12:30 pm JST
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    Taiwan eyes 'important role' in alternative Asian sphere of influence

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan is turning to Southeast Asia and beyond as part of a strategy to reduce its economic dependence upon China, its biggest trading and investment partner. The island economy also hopes to identify itself more closely with an emerging "

    December 13, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Chip equipment market on track for a record 2017

    TOKYO -- The market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment is poised to beat its high-water mark for the first time in 17 years, says industry group SEMI, with global shipments for 2017 seen jumping 35.6% from last year to $55.9 billion as chipma

    December 13, 2017 06:51 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as investors await Fed policy

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday, halting a three-session winning streak, as investors awaited cues on outlook for U.S. interest rates.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.5% to 1,373.84 after climbing over 2% over the

    December 12, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • Apple suppliers boost Taiwan tech sales by 9.3% in November

    TAIPEI -- Apple suppliers continued to lead sales by major Taiwanese tech companies in November, as the combined revenue of 19 companies on the Nikkei Asian Review's watch list grew year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month.For November, overall s

    December 12, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as U.S. jobs data fuels risk appetite

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Monday, as an upbeat U.S. jobs report prompted a rally in global equity markets.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.9% to 1,380.22. Singapore's ComfortDelGro rallied 6.3% after the transport op

    December 11, 2017 09:01 pm JST
  • Asia stocks to add to gains, say banks, fund managers

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks are likely to continue their rally in 2018, albeit at a slower pace, helped by double-digit earnings growth at home and the synchronized expansion in major economies.Many banks and fund managers of this vie

    December 11, 2017 03:02 pm JST
  • Japan's competition watchdog at odds with financial sector over mergers

    TOKYO -- The rift is widening between Japan's regional banks and the Japan Fair Trade Commission, even as the competition watchdog continues to deny it is hindering integration deals.The JFTC does not approve deals that would negatively impact custo

    December 11, 2017 01:05 pm JST
  • Trade upturn sparks Asian manufacturing in November

    HONG KONG -- Strengthening economies on both sides of the Pacific are lifting global trade, as well as Asia's manufacturing sector. Six of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei -- Taiwan, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines -- po

    December 11, 2017 09:00 am JST