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  • TOKYO, May 15- Desperate to overcome Japan's growing shortage of labor, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service. "The share of capital expenditure devoted to becoming more efficient is increasing because of the shortage of workers," said...

  • WILMINGTON, Del/ NEW YORK, May 14- The owners of the unfinished Vogtle power plant in Georgia led by Southern Co agreed to cap Toshiba Corp's responsibility for its guarantees on the much-delayed nuclear project, helping ease the Japanese electronics maker's financial stress, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal is also contingent on the...

  • SEOUL, May 12- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing as the firm seeks to attract more customers. It will continue to be overseen by Kim Ki- nam, Samsung's president overseeing all chip businesses. Research firm IHS estimates Samsung's foundry revenue...

  • SEOUL, May 12- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing in a move to strengthen its competitiveness.

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 11- STMicroelectronics expects 2017 revenue to grow by between 12.5 and 15.5 percent from last year to around $8 billion, Chief Financial Officer Carlo Ferro said on Thursday. Europe's second-biggest chipmaker has been benefiting from growing demand for sensors for smartphones, cars, and the devices related to the burgeoning so-called "...

  • *Samsung also names new head of China business. SEOUL, May 11- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday named a new head of mobile marketing and a new China chief as part of an executive reshuffle designed to prevent a "decline" in momentum following the arrest of its vice chairman. Kwon Kye- hyun was named head of the China business, where Samsung's smartphone...

  • *Samsung also names new head of China business. SEOUL, May 11- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday named a new head of mobile marketing as well as a China chief as part of a long-delayed executive reshuffle following the arrest of its vice chairman for alleged bribery. The South Korean firm also named Kwon Kye- hyun as head of the China business, where...

  • *CME, Thomson Reuters stepping down from fix. James Proudlock, managing director and head of market development for the exchange and its clearing business, said the exchange would take part in the process after a request for proposals was recently issued to find a replacement for CME Group and Thomson Reuters. The 140- year-old exchange took part in the bidding...

  • TAIPEI, May 10- China is the best place for expanding manufacturing and investment, the country's premier told the world's largest contract electronics maker Foxconn less than two weeks after its chief executive Terry Gou went to the White House to discuss increasing investment in the United States. China has a huge market and lots of talent, it is the best...

  • Sales from EA's digital business surged 30.6 percent to $934 million in the fourth quarter ended March 31, as players increasingly buy games online rather than physical copies at retail stores. However, EA's profit fell to $566 million, or $1.81 per share, in the quarter, from $899 million, or $2.79 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, EA reported a profit of 85...

  • May 9- Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on Tuesday, and announced a new $1.2 billion buyback program. The company forecast first quarter adjusted revenue of $750 million, slightly below analysts' average estimate of $758.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • May 9- Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on Tuesday, and announced a new $1.2 billion buyback program. The company forecast first quarter adjusted revenue of $750 million, slightly below analysts' average estimate of $758.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • TOKYO, May 9- Japanese equities dipped on Tuesday as the market ran out of puff after rallying to a 17- month high the previous day, though it was supported well by a confluence of factors like the significantly weaker yen. The index remained in reach of 19,929.48, its highest level since December 2015 reached on Monday when Emmanuel Macron was elected president of...

  • TAIPEI, May 4- Taiwan stocks traded flat on Thursday, pausing after an eight-session winning streak as overseas markets slipped tracking a subdued Wall Street. As of 0452 GMT, the main TAIEX index was unchanged. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.027 to T $30.099 per.

  • TAIPEI, May 4- Taiwan stocks traded flat on Thursday, pausing after an eight-session winning streak as overseas markets slipped tracking a subdued Wall Street. As of 0452 GMT, the main TAIEX index was unchanged. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.027 to T $30.099 per.

  • SEOUL, May 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has got permission from South Korean authorities to domestically test a driverless vehicle fitted with its electronic parts and software, as the tech giant aims to muscle into the automotive industry in search of a new growth driver. The land ministry, in a statement issued on Monday, said the car is a modified version of a...

  • BRUSSELS, May 2- EU antitrust regulators will decide by June 9 whether to clear smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm's $38 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors NV, which would make it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. Qualcomm, which provides chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple Inc, sought EU approval for the deal on April 28, a...

  • MSCI's emerging market index rose 0.7 percent to its strongest since June 2016 reflecting gains in heavyweights South Korea and Taiwan, where a number of blue chip tech stocks such as Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co soared. President Donald Trump opened the door to meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "You've seen some...

  • TOKYO, May 1- The United States will begin an investigation into whether thermoplastic components used in some Japanese and German vehicle models sold in the country violate its patent laws, trade authorities said late last week. The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday listed 25 companies in the probe, including BMW, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor...

  • WASHINGTON/ TAIPEI, April 28- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning a "capital-intensive" investment in the United States, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday. It was unclear if Gou had met personally with Trump, who had already departed the White House for a trip to...