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  • TOKYO, July 22- Nearly four in 10 Japanese manufacturers say they may cut their annual earnings targets in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, fretting about the impact of a surge in the safe-haven yen, a Reuters poll showed. Almost all firms flagging possible downward revisions said they expected any cuts to be small rather than large,...

  • TORONTO _ Celestica Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $36.2 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Celestica expects its per-share earnings to range from 27 cents to 33 cents. Celestica shares have decreased nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BEIJING, July 21- Samsung Electronics is to pay 3 billion yuan for a stake in Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese company said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday. Samsung Electronics said last week it was in talks to acquire a stake in BYD to boost its automotive chip business, after the Korea Economic Daily first reported...

  • TAIPEI, July 21- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, buoyed by strength in overseas markets and better-than-expected June export orders data. The main TAIEX index was up 0.6 percent at 9,060.00 as of 0229 GMT, after closing down 0.3 percent in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.029 to T $32.080 per U.S. dollar.

  • July 20- Qualcomm Inc forecast current-quarter profit largely above market estimates as it sees strong demand for its mobile chips in China and expects to sign more licensing deals. "We are seeing incremental demand for our lower-tier chip sets in China versus our prior expectations," Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf said on a call with analysts.

  • SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland _ TE Connectivity Ltd. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $839 million. For the current quarter ending in September, TE Connectivity expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.17 to $1.23. TE Connectivity expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.97 to $4.03 per share, with revenue ranging from $12.15...

  • *TechCrunch says Japan launch was due Wednesday but now delayed. TOKYO, July 20- Nintendo Co's shares on Wednesday gave up some of their meteoric gains made on the record-breaking success of its Pokemon GO mobile game, hurt in part by a reported delay for the game's introduction in Japan. Technology news site TechCrunch said that game developer Niantic Inc had...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd sought to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals on Tuesday but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. The smartphone pioneer, which abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year,...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...

  • TAIPEI, July 18- Taiwanese micro-audio specialist Merry Electronics and China's Luxshare Precision Industry Co have agreed a potential 600 million yuan tie-up less than a month after a separate deal between the pair had been blocked. Taiwan regulates China- related investments in the island's technology industry very carefully, given that the sector is a...

  • TAIPEI, July 18- Taiwan stocks rose to their highest levels in nearly one year on Monday on investor optimism over recent foreign investors' buying. The main TAIEX index was up 0.5 percent at 8,995.68 as of 0246 GMT, after rising as much as 0.65 percent to 9,008.06, its highest since July 21, 2015, earlier in the session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.03 to T $31.960 per...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics said Friday it is in talks to buy shares of Chinese electric car maker BYD in the latest tech-auto collaboration. The company said the talks with BYD will not affect supply deals of Samsung SDI, a lithium-ion battery supplier for electric vehicles. It grew to supply about half the global market for mobile phone batteries...

  • *Silver prices surge nearly 50 pct as gold leaps, copper rises. LONDON, July 13- Silver prices have leapt nearly 50 percent so far this year, reversing three years of losses, but history shows investors hoping to hop aboard the bandwagon should be wary. Expectations that the Bank of England will pour more money into the British economy following the country's vote to...

  • BERLIN— The popular smartphone game "Pokemon Go" has been officially rolled out in Germany. The game has sparked a frenzy of players wandering around U.S. cities hunting for "pocket monsters" to fight. The makers of "Pokemon Go," which is partly owned by Nintendo, announced on Twitter that the game was available Wednesday in Europe's biggest economy.

  • BRUSSELS, July 12- Alphabet Inc's Google has been given an extra 6 weeks to early September to respond to EU charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday. The U.S. technology giant found itself under fire in April as the European Commission said its requirement that mobile phone...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have won a landslide victory in weekend elections but the strong yen is threatening to spoil the party as it undermines his economic stimulus policies by hurting the earnings of the nation's exporters and companies who have big overseas operations. Regarded as a safe haven at times of market turmoil such as...

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ Voxx International Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $4.3 million in its fiscal first quarter. Access a Zacks stock report on VOXX at http://www.zacks.com/ap/VOXX. Keywords: Voxx International, Earnings Report.

  • *Q2 operating profit likely $7 bln, highest since Q1 2014. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said its...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a regulatory filing its April-June profit was likely 8.1...

  • TORONTO, July 5- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it will stop making its Classic model, raising further doubts about the future of the smartphone pioneer's money-losing handset business as the company shifts its focus to software. "Clearly the Classic was not sufficiently retro-cool to attract new users," said John Jackson, a technology analyst at International...