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  • HONG KONG, March 23- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp said on Wednesday a temporary export license from the United States could be extended if the company meets promises made to the U.S. government for allegedly breaking U.S. sanctions against Iran. Export restrictions on ZTE by the United States will not be enforced before June 30 this...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. government will give Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp a brief three-month reprieve on tough export restrictions it imposed earlier this month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. The department on March 8 imposed some of the toughest-ever U.S. export restrictions on ZTE for allegedly breaking U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. government is granting Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp a temporary export license through June 30, according to a U.S. Commerce Department notice made public on Tuesday.

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question is now being asked whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4- inch screens as something new. "Everything in the phone industry now is incremental: slightly faster, slightly bigger, slightly more...

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question is now being asked whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4- inch screens as something new. "Everything in the phone industry now is incremental: slightly faster, slightly bigger, slightly more...

  • *New iPhone SE seen helping Apple broaden market segment. CUPERTINO, Calif/ MUMBAI, March 22- Apple Inc is betting a new 4- inch iPhone will spur smartphone users in key markets such as China and India to ditch their larger-screens in favour of the diminutive, yet feature-rich and lower-priced iPhone SE. This will make the market more competitive at that price point...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., March 21- Apple Inc on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its most important product. The new device, called the iPhone SE, has a 4- inch screen and starts at $399.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., March 21- Apple Inc on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and possibly China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its most important product. The new device, called the iPhone SE, has a 4- inch screen and starts...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., March 21- Apple Inc is expected to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone on Monday aimed at emerging markets and possibly China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as it looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its most important product. It might give the world's best-known technology company a boost in the fast-growing Indian, Middle...

  • March 21- The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected this week to lift export curbs it imposed on Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp for alleged Iran sanctions violations. The Commerce Department restrictions imposed earlier this month made it difficult for ZTE to acquire U.S. components by requiring its suppliers to apply for an export...

  • March 21- The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected this week to lift export curbs it imposed on Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp for alleged Iran sanctions violations. Shenzhen- based ZTE has been "in active, constructive discussions" with the Commerce Department for the past week, according to a senior official at the agency.

  • PARIS, March 18- Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy Airbus Group's defense electronics business for 1.1 billion euros, the European aerospace group said on Friday. "Defense Electronics is a strong, profitable business with significant growth potential, and we are convinced that KKR and the Defence Electronics management team and employees will...

  • PARIS, March 18- Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy Airbus Group's defence electronics business for 1.1 billion euros, the European aerospace group said on Friday. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of next year, Airbus said in a statement. "Defence Electronics is a strong, profitable business with significant growth potential, and we...

  • *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...