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  • 12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan— At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed into houses on the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China late Wednesday, authorities said. The plane was on a flight from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

  • FACTBOX-Development of China's yuan payment systems Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Below are key facts and a timeline concerning development of China's yuan payments system. NOVEMBER 2005- China's central bank announces the expansion of the yuan banking business in Hong Kong.

  • TAIPEI, July 7- Investors wanting a slice of the crazy demand expected for Apple Inc's next version of the iPhone are rushing for what they believe is more profitable than investing in the U.S. smartphone maker: Taiwanese Apple component suppliers.

  • *Alibaba the king of online retail on personal computers in China. *Alibaba headed for big IPO in New York this year. BEIJING, July 1- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

  • TAIPEI, June 26- A senior Taiwanese politician urged China's top official in charge of relations with the island to respect its people and their choices, underscoring the deep ideological split that divides democratic Taiwan and Communist-ruled China.

  • *Easier monetary policy from China central bank seen driving regional stocks. BANGALORE, June 26- Shares in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea are expected to rally over the next six months on expectations that China's central bank will ease policy, boosting both its economy and that of the region, a Reuters poll showed.

  • *China's warming Taiwan ties in contrast to its relations elsewhere in Asia. TAOYUAN, Taiwan, June 25- China's top official in charge of Taiwan ties arrived on the island on Wednesday to begin landmark talks aimed at wooing Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact and autocratic China's designs on Taiwan.

  • *China's warming Taiwan ties in contrast to its relations elsewhere in Asia. Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, will be the first head of the body to visit the self-ruled and democratic island, where defeated Nationalist forces fled after losing a civil war to China's Communists in 1949..

  • *China's warming Taiwan ties in contrast to its relations elsewhere in Asia. Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, will be the first head of the body to visit the self-ruled and democratic island, where defeated Nationalist forces fled after losing a civil war to China's Communists in 1949..

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0830 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says that British interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets expect in a surprisingly stark warning that monetary policy may start to tighten within months. -MARKETS- UK/ REACTION, moved, by Anirban Nag, 480 words.

  • TAIPEI, June 6- The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes- keyboard optional, said Intel Corp's global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry's slowest growth segment. Over the past year, global sales of Intel- based all-in-one desktop PCs have grown 16 percent, Skaugen said.

  • Charles Chen-I Hsu, Chairman of Tai Tong Food & Beverage Group, explains why consistency was the firm's main challenge when it started its business in 1990.

  • *Japan govt aims for' robotic revolution' under growth strategy. TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • Apple's iWatch will have a round face: Report Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    The Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Apple's iWatch will likely have a circular face, analyst Brian Blair of Rosenblatt Securities said in a report on the Asia supply chain.

  • HANOI/ HONG KONG, May 19- Most large companies operating in industrial parks hit by anti- China riots in Vietnam last week have resumed operations, underscoring the irresistible pull of the country as a low-cost manufacturing hub with a relatively skilled workforce.

  • Vietnam could pay price for anti-China riots Friday, 16 May 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Anti-China protesters march while shouting slogans in front of the Chinese embassy during a rally in Hanoi on May 11, 2014.

    Vietname could pay a higher price for this week's rioting than it expects, according to analysis in The Economist.