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  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. government has extended through Aug. 30 a reprieve to ZTE Corp on tough export restrictions imposed on the Chinese smartphone maker in March for allegedly breaking sanctions against Iran, the Commerce Department said on Monday. The renewed Commerce Department license allows ZTE to continue exporting equipment containing U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. government has extended through Aug. 30 a reprieve to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp on the tough export restrictions it imposed on the company in March, the Commerce Department said in a public notice posted online Monday. In March, the department hit the company with some of the toughest-ever U.S. export restrictions for...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario/ TORONTO, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen expressed confidence on Thursday that he can make the company's trimmed-down handset business profitable by a self-imposed September deadline, as the smartphone pioneer posted results that beat expectations. "I think I can add value to the bottom line because I am attempting in...

  • TORONTO, June 23- Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd broke even before charges and writedowns in the first quarter, topping expectations, and forecast a smaller-than-expected annual loss on Thursday. BlackBerry said it expects an adjusted annual loss of around 15 cents per share, compared with the average analyst estimate of a loss of 33 cents for fiscal 2017..

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 23- MTN's new chief executive Rob Shuter has been brought in to boost profits at Africa's biggest mobile phone group after a $1.7 billion fine in Nigeria, by persuading its 200 million clients to use their handsets to store money and pay bills. "It will not be easy for MTN or any other operator to replicate the M-Pesa success story because a...

  • CAIRO, June 23- Telecom Egypt will not be required to sell its stake in Vodafone Egypt following the introduction of fourth-generation mobile phone services, two telecommunications sector sources told Reuters on Thursday. The landline monopoly owns a 45 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt but hopes to offer mobile phone services itself following the...

  • CAIRO, June 23- Telecom Egypt will not be required to sell its stake in Vodafone Egypt following the introduction of fourth-generation mobile phone services, two telecommunications sector sources told Reuters on Thursday. The landline monopoly owns a 45 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt but hopes to offer mobile phone services itself following the...

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • JAKARTA, June 22- Sentiment at Asia's biggest companies climbed to its highest in a year in the second quarter of 2016, helped by signs that China's economy was slowly steadying, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. During the quarter, China reported a marginal decline in May imports that was far less than market expectations, reflecting a pick-up in...

  • TAIPEI, June 22- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday on profit-taking after three sessions of gains and caution ahead of Britain's EU referendum later this week. Hon Hai, which goes by the trade name of Foxconn, is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday, an event where founder Terry Gou directly speaks to retail investors and answers their questions.

  • SEOUL, June 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Tuesday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the United States over the next four years on so-called internet of things technologies. In a statement, Samsung said it will make the investments through its Silicon Valley arms such as the Samsung Global Innovation Center in...

  • SUWON, South Korea, June 21- Trailing its rivals after misplaced bets on wireless technology standards, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to become a global top-three player in 5 G mobile networks by moving quickly in markets like the United States, an executive said. The world's top smartphone maker ranks well behind peers such as Nokia Corp, Huawei Technologies...

  • TAIPEI, June 21- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday with gains in regional markets supporting buying at home even as export orders for May showed an expected fall. Tech shares posted gains with smartphone firm HTC up 3.4 percent while electronics maker Hon Hai gained 0.6 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.009 to T $32.265 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, June 20- Taiwan stocks rose in line with regional sentiment on Monday, but a volatile week is expected as uncertainties in Europe and at home fray investors' nerves. Later this week Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union, an event that DBS economists said has heightened volatility in global financial markets and, if the situation worsens,...

  • *HMI shares rise by maximum daily limit in Taipei. June 16- Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc for about T $100 billion in a deal to boost their firepower in high-tech services for semiconductor makers. The transaction, announced in a joint statement, comes as firms like Taiwan Semiconductor...