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  • The optimism spread to Hong Kong, but gains both markets were capped by concerns over continued yuan weakness, as well as a possible U.S. rate hike in December. China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.5 percent to 3,376.93 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.3 percent to 3,130.70 points. An index tracking coal stocks...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 24- Taiwan stocks rose slightly on Monday, but a lack of clear direction from regional markets pulled the index off levels not seen since around mid-2015 touched last week. The index closed 0.1 percent lower on Friday, after touching its highest since July 2015 in intraday trade. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.087 to T $31.717 per U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Advertising technology company Mirriad says it is working with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and China's video site Youku to market Samsung products to Chinese viewers who are gravitating toward streaming video content. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd bought YouTube-like site Youku for over $4 billion to tap into an...

  • TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning, hovering at a near six-month high, as a weak yen lifted hopes that Japanese interim corporate earnings will not be worse than expected. "Things have changed since August when investors were seriously worried that the strong yen would hurt companies' earnings because the dollar was trading...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 20- South African telecom companies MTN Group and Telkom said on Thursday they opposed a government plan to force operators to give up their broadband spectrum and share a national network. MTN, which dominates South Africa's mobile phone market with Vodacom, said that while it agreed with the objective of giving more of the population access...

  • Oct 20- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing sources. Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the fire-prone Galaxy 7 and said it would take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters as a result.

  • SEOUL, Oct 17- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday its system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 nanometre technology, adding it was the first company in the industry to do so. Samsung said in a statement a tech product launching early next year will use chips made with its 10- nanometre production technology...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 15- German carrier Air Berlin on Saturday said it had banned Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from flights, while rival Lufthansa said it had banned the phones on services to and from the United States and expected that soon the ban would apply to all other Lufthansa business. The bans come in response to numerous reports of the devices...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday at noon EDT under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The order from the U.S. Transportation Department and other agencies bars owners from carrying on the devices or...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday at noon EDT under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The order from the U.S. Transportation Department and other agencies bars owners from carrying on the devices or...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices will be banned from air transportation in the United States starting Saturday at noon EDT under an emergency order, regulators said Friday. The order from the U.S. Transportation Department and other agencies bars owners from carrying on the devices or in baggage during flights.

  • US GOVERNMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER TO BAN ALL SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE7 SMARTPHONE DEVICES FROM AIR TRANSPORTATION IN THE UNITED STATES: STATEMENT.

  • SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, Oct 14- As Samsung Electronics Co struggles to limit the damage from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it is finding slivers of support from faithful users of the glitzy smartphone who are reluctant to give it up and switch to an alternative. But the problem is there is no other phone that I like, "said Jo Hyang- won, a 32- year-old office worker in South Korea.

  • SEOUL, Oct 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it expected to take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters due to the discontinuation of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The outlook brings to about $5.3 billion the total losses the global smartphone leader has forecast as a result of the overheating issues,...

  • SEOUL, Oct 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it expects to take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters due to the discontinuation of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The South Korean tech giant said in a statement it expected the blow to profit to be in the mid-2 trillion won range in the October-December...

  • Oct 13- Sony Corp plans to release five or more smartphone games around late March 2018, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday. Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony's video game development arm, is looking to develop smartphone games based on popular PlayStation titles, which will target Japan and other parts of Asia, the Nikkei added.

  • SEOUL, Oct 13- Samsung Electronics on Thursday offered financial incentives for customers in South Korea who exchange Galaxy Note 7 smartphones for other Samsung models, as it scrambles to shore up its reputation in the wake of a damaging safety crisis. In the United States, Samsung began sending fireproof boxes and protective gloves to customers returning...

  • Oct 12- Royal Mail Plc, operator of Britain's main postal service, said on Wednesday it had banned the delivery of Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones through its network for safety reasons, making it potentially difficult for many Britons to return the recalled devices. Samsung recalled about 2.5 million Note 7 s last month after reports some...

  • Oct 12- Austrian IT group S&T AG said Taiwan's Ennoconn, an arm of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn, is in advanced talks to take a near 30 percent stake. S&T said in a statement on Wednesday that it will issue new shares that will be bought by Ennoconn, amounting to a 10 percent stake and Ennoconn will buy more shares from S&T's major...

  • SEOUL, Oct 12- Samsung Electronics Co slashed its quarterly profit estimate by a third on Wednesday, soaking up a $2.3 billion hit from ditching its flagship smartphone in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. Quantifying the financial pain of Tuesday's move to scrap the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a global recall and...