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  • TAIPEI, Feb 17- Taiwan stocks fell slightly on Friday tracking declines in regional markets and as investors continued to lock in profits on recent rallies. Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd fell as much as 0.9. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.015 to T $30.777 per.

  • SEOUL, Feb 17- The arrest of Samsung Group scion Jay Y. Lee on bribery charges could hamper decisions on strategic investments and acquisitions at the sprawling conglomerate, insiders and former executives say, even with a strong leadership bench at its many businesses. Although business at flagship Samsung Electronics is humming along, big calls will need to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Toshiba Corp may delay the sale of its prized flash-memory chip unit after the conglomerate said it would consider selling most, even all, of the marquee business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Changing the rules of the chip auction, which sources have said has generated bids of 200- 400 billion yen, could push the sale beyond...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Toshiba Corp has decided to delay the sale of shares in its chip business to the next financial year or later, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday, without citing sources. The Japanese conglomerate said on Tuesday it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Shares in Toshiba Corp skidded on Wednesday after the conglomerate said it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it scrambles for cash to stay in business. Facing a March 27 deadline to avoid a delisting, Chief Executive Satoshi Tsunakawa said he would consider...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Shares in Toshiba Corp skidded on Wednesday after the conglomerate said it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it scrambles for cash to stay in business. Facing a March 27 deadline to avoid a delisting, Chief Executive Satoshi Tsunakawa said he would consider...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Shares of Toshiba Corp tumbled 10 percent on Wednesday morning after the electronics conglomerate said it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit, a writedown that wipes out its shareholder equity.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 14- India's Supreme Court convicted a confidante of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday in a corruption case that will put her behind bars and effectively end her bid to become chief minister of the southern state. Known as the " Detroit of Asia", Tamil Nadu is India's second-largest manufacturing state. It hosts auto makers including BMW,...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 14- India's Supreme Court convicted a confidante of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday in a corruption case that will put her behind bars and effectively end her bid to become chief minister of the southern state. Known as the " Detroit of Asia", Tamil Nadu is India's second-largest manufacturing state. The disproportionate assets case...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 13- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday to a more than one-and-a-half-year high, tracking gains in overseas markets. President Donald Trump's tax reform plans and his change of tack to agree to honor the "one China" policy, and generally upbeat global economic data. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.037 to T $31.014 per U.S. dollar.

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Feb 7- Toshiba Corp favors private equity bidders in the sale of a stake in its chip business, as suitors including rivals SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology Inc vie with financial investors like Bain Capital, sources said on Tuesday. South Korea's Hynix, the world's No. 2 chipmaker, on Tuesday said it had submitted a non-binding bid although it gave no...

  • TOKYO, Feb 7- Toshiba Corp wants investment funds including Bain Capital to buy a stake in its flash memory business rather than industry peers such as Micron Technology Inc because doing so will speed up the planned sale, a source said. Toshiba needs to raise funds by the end of March to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown on its U.S. nuclear power...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 7- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday tracking regional bourses as investors locked in profits from recent gains, with smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp trading lower on weak January sales data. As of 0147 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 9,531.01. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.057 to T $31.000 per U.S. dollar.

  • *SK Hynix seeks to boost NAND competitiveness- source. SEOUL, Feb 7- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has entered the running for a stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, seeing an opportunity to gain on rivals in the booming NAND market, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Interest in the stake is heating up with sources telling Reuters that private...

  • LONDON, Feb 6- BT has become the first major telecoms company to back Google in a battle with EU regulators, defending the "stability and compatibility" of the Android operating system, which is in the sights of anti-trust regulators. The EU says Google stifles competition by forcing smartphone makers to pre-install its search function and browser to access its...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 3- Manufacturers in Asia's export-oriented economies are rushing to announce investment plans in the United States, as U.S. Following is a list of Asian companies that have announced plans to help the United States create jobs and boost manufacturing. Samsung officially declined comment but said it has made significant investments in the...

  • Feb 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is discussing a supply deal with Japan's Murata Manufacturing for batteries for its Galaxy S8 smartphones, the Nikkei business daily reported. Wrapping up its months-long probe, the smartphone maker said last month that faulty batteries from two suppliers- affiliate Samsung SDI Co Ltd and China's Amperex Technology Ltd- were...

  • *LG Elec considering Tennessee for possible U.S. plant- source. SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a U.S. plant for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global firm to consider a response to criticism about imports from new U.S. The new U.S. administration has threatened an import tax while Trump has attacked...

  • *Panasonic Avionics probed by DOJ, SEC under FCPA, securities law. In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said Panasonic Avionics Corp, a major supplier of in-flight entertainment systems, is being probed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wall Street Journal reported in March 2013 that U.S....

  • *FY operating outlook cut to Y240 bln from Y270 bln. TOKYO, Feb 2- Sony Corp on Thursday said it does not plan to sell its pictures business after suffering a $1 billion writedown, and instead aims to turn it around by adding sales channels and making more use of movie characters. Sony's semiconductor division, which makes the sensors, is now likely to lose only 19...