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  • PARIS, Jan 5- Defence electronics group Thales has won a contract to supply the French armed forces with 35 mini-drones surveillance systems, the country's defence ministry said on Thursday. The initial contract is for 35 of the systems, although France has an option to increase the order for up to 70.. Last year, France struck a similar deal with Thales' peer Safran,...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 5- Taiwan stocks rose to an almost three-week high on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and led by flat panel makers including Innolux Corp.. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.161 to T $32.099 per U.S. dollar. Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, underpinned by a firm Wall Street overnight.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 4- Taiwan stocks on Wednesday hit their highest in more than two weeks, tracking regional bourses, with smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp leading the gains in technology shares. As of 0254 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.2 percent at 9,287.38. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.04 to T $32.285 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Q4 operating profit seen at $7 billion- analysts. SEOUL, Jan 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is likely to forecast its best quarterly profit in nearly three years on Friday, analysts said, with robust memory chip sales easing the pain of the costly failure of a flagship smartphone. The South Korean firm discontinued sales of the Galaxy Note 7 phones after some of the...

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Germany's DAX and France's CAC share indexes fell on the first trading day of 2017 on Monday, with Dialog Semiconductor, the maker of chips used in smartphones made by Apple and Samsung Electronics, featuring among the top fallers. The DAX index was trading 0.4 percent lower by 0820 GMT after climbing to its highest level since August 2015 in the...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 30- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday in the last trading day of the year, with the main index looking set to post an annual gain of just over 10 percent, outperforming most of its Asian peers. Taiwan's financial markets will be shut on Monday for the New Year holiday weekend. The Taiwan electronics subindex rose 0.6 percent, while the financials subindex...

  • *Global M&A volume fell 17 pct to $3.6 trln vs 2015' s record. *China outbound cross-border M&A a record $221 billion. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 29- A telecommunications carrier seeks to become a TV network and movie studio owner.

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. firm said it will challenge in court. The fine is the largest ever levied in South Korea.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it fined U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won, a record for the country, ruling its business practices of patent licensing and smartphone modem chip sales hindered competition. Qualcomm in February 2015 agreed to pay a $975 million fine in China following an antitrust...

  • TOKYO, Dec 27- Panasonic Corp said on Tuesday that it will hold a news briefing at 5:30 p.m. in Japan on its solar cell business. The Nikkei business daily reported last week that the company would sign a contract to supply Tesla Motors Inc with solar panels from plants in Japan and Malaysia. Tesla said in October it would collaborate with Panasonic, its...

  • *Firm to invest 2.2 trln won to build NAND chip plant in S.Korea. SEOUL, Dec 22- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it will invest 3.16 trillion won in its home country and China to boost memory chip production, seeking to capitalize on an industry-wide surge in demand. Some 2.2 trillion won will be spent on the new NAND chip plant which will be located in South...

  • *SK Hynix also investing 950 bln won to boost China DRAM capacity. SEOUL, Dec 22- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it will invest 3.16 trillion won in its home country and China to boost memory chip production capacity, seeking to capitalize on growing mobile and data storage demand. The world's No. 2 memory chip maker behind domestic rival Samsung...

  • Dec 21- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average still flirting with the elusive 20,000 mark, a day after both it and the Nasdaq Composite hit record highs. U.S. stocks have been roaring ahead since the election, with the Dow up 9 percent and the S&P 500 6 percent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's plans for...

  • Dec 21- U.S. stocks looked set to open little changed on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average still flirting with the elusive 20,000 mark, a day after both it and the Nasdaq Composite hit record highs. U.S. stocks have been roaring ahead since the election, with the Dow up 9 percent and the S&P 500 6 percent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's plans...

  • Dec 21- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, a day after the Nasdaq Composite Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs, with the blue-chip index closing just 25 points shy of the 20,000 mark. *Investors have said that breaching 20,000 could mean that a recent rally on Wall Street would continue. *U.S. stocks have been on a roll since...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20- Apple Inc's new wireless headphones could be a problem for recyclers, according to an electronics firm that took apart the device to review its component parts. But Apple's latest 4- gram wireless headphones, or AirPods, have glued-in tiny lithium batteries that make recycling difficult, said Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, the...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 19- Canada's BlackBerry Ltd plans to invest C $100 million in a new autonomous vehicle testing hub over several years, the company's chief executive said on Monday, as the fallen smartphone pioneer looks elsewhere for growth. Most of the money will go to engineering jobs, possibly hundreds in coming years, John Chen told reporters at the Ottawa- area...