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  • *U.S. authorities probing its acccounting practices- Bloomberg. TOKYO, March 17- Japan's Toshiba Corp announced a $5.9 billion asset sale and a big investment in its chip business on Thursday, but saw its shares slide on a report that U.S. authorities were investigating accounting related to its Westinghouse nuclear power unit. U.S. authorities are opening a case...

  • TOKYO, March 16- Japanese blue-chip firms on Wednesday announced wage hikes far below last year's increases, a blow to "Abenomics" stimulus policy at a time fears of a deepening global slowdown and jittery markets are denting business sentiment. Bellwether Toyota Motor Corp and some other leading manufacturers agreed to raise base pay for a third year in a row,...

  • Game enthusiasts test out the PS4 virtual reality 'Project Morpheus' during the Annual Gaming Industry Conference E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

    Sony's version of virtual reality will cost a few hundred dollars less than competitors when its headset is released in October.

  • TOKYO, March 16- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as investors reduced their holdings ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting, while Sharp Corp tumbled after news that its takeover deal with Foxconn may not be signed this week. Bank stocks languished after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said it was theoretically possible for...

  • TOKYO, March 16- Japanese blue-chip firms on Wednesday announced wage hikes far below last year's increases, a blow to "Abenomics" stimulus policy at a time fears of a deepening global slowdown and jittery markets are denting business sentiment. Bellwether Toyota Motor Corp and some other leading manufacturers agreed to raise base pay for a third year in a row,...

  • *Signing of deal may not happen this week- sources. TAIPEI/ TOKYO March 16- Foxconn has completed its due diligence on Japan's Sharp Corp through the end of 2015, but is seeking guidance from the loss-making electronics maker on its latest quarterly performance, a person familiar with the matter said. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is...

  • TAIPEI, March 16- Foxconn has completed its due diligence on Sharp through the end of 2015, but is seeking guidance from the loss-making Japanese electronics maker on its latest quarterly performance, a person familiar with the matter said. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, and Sharp are finalizing a takeover deal estimated to be worth...

  • *Toyota, electronics base wage plans likely to be far below 2015. TOKYO, March 16- Japanese blue-chip firms on Wednesday are set to announce wage hikes that undershoot last year's increases, a blow to "Abenomics" stimulus policy at a time fear of a deepening global slowdown and jittery markets are denting business sentiment. Bellwether Toyota Motor Corp and some...

  • *India is world's fastest-growing smartphone market. Today, its market share has nearly halved, several top executives have resigned, and the company is looking for growth outside India. India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market.

  • The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday imposed the export restrictions on the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker for alleged Iran sanction violations, and experts said they are likely to disrupt ZTE's sprawling global supply chain. Any switch by ZTE to replace Qualcomm as a supplier might take several months, because of the need to work out need...

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below analysts' expectations as it signaled a continuing softening of the smartphone market. The company, which relies heavily on deliveries of smartphone chips to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, said on Tuesday that it expects first-quarter...

  • *Restrictions respond to purported violations of Iran sanctions. *Trade in ZTE shares suspended in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. WASHINGTON, March 7- The United States is imposing export restrictions on China's ZTE Corp and three other entities over allegations that the telecoms equipment maker developed a scheme to re-export items to Iran in violation of...

  • *Thailand disposal, weak Brazil make France more crucial. The French group's shares plunged in December when activist investor Muddy Waters said Casino was "dangerously leveraged" and managed for the short term. To reduce its debt of nearly 6 billion euros, Casino is now banking on improved cashflows in France and 4 billion euros of asset sales.

  • *Foxconn says CEO Gou at Sharp meeting in Bangkok. TAIPEI/ TOKYO, March 7- Talks for Taiwan's Foxconn to acquire a majority stake in Japan's Sharp Corp are "on the right track," people familiar with the matter said on Monday, after a last-minute hitch over contingent liabilities caused delays last month. Terry Gou, chief executive of Foxconn, is in Bangkok to...

  • TAIPEI, March 7- Taiwan stocks fell after snapping early gains on caution ahead of key trade data due after market closes on Monday. Taiwan is due to issue its trade data for February, with exports seen tumbling for the 13th month in a row, hurting the weak trade-reliant economy. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.362 to T $32.739 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, March 4- Japanese stocks were flat on Friday morning as investors waited on a key U.S. jobs report after unexpected signs of rising U.S. unemployment and a stronger yen scuffed sentiment for Japan's export-oriented economy and threatened to end a three-day winning streak. "Many market participants will be exercising caution before Friday's jobs report,...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- AT&T Inc on Tuesday said it will roll out three new ways to stream DIRECTV content on wireless and wired devices from smartphones to PCs, targeted at price-conscious U.S. viewers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. The Dallas, Texas- based wireless provider said it expects to launch the three offerings in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • *Japan wants to offer Australia package of industrial deals. *Australia to pick submarine design this year. TOKYO, March 1- Japan has enlisted electronics firm Toshiba Corp to help it try to win Asia's biggest defence contract, a A $50 billion deal to build a dozen submarines for Australia, three sources said.

  • *Japan wants to offer Australia package of industrial deals. *Australia to pick submarine design this year. TOKYO, March 1- Japan has enlisted electronics firm Toshiba Corp to help it try to win Asia's biggest defence contract, a A $50 billion deal to build a dozen submarines for Australia, three sources said.

  • TOKYO, Feb 29- Japanese stocks rose on Monday morning as strong U.S. economic indicators pushed the dollar to a more than one-week high against the yen, lifting sentiment and increasing profits for Japan's exporters. Japan's benchmark index backed off from early morning gains as high as 1.7 percent after China's Shanghai composite index tumbled more than 4...