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  • SUVA, Nov 19- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pledged a multi-million dollar line of credit for Fiji's struggling sugar industry, once worked by thousands of indentured labourers from India under appalling conditions. India will provide a $70 million line of credit to build a co-generation power plant at a sugar mill, Modi said in an address...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...

  • Why family firms matter to emerging economies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Family-run firms constitute up to 90 percent of the world’s economy and it’s in developing and emerging countries where they are most important.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 31- Taiwan's president said in remarks published on Friday that the island needed the United States to help it develop an indigenous submarine programme. "We are still discussing this issue with the United States," President Ma Ying- jeou told The New York Times, reaffirming Taiwan's commitment to construct diesel-electric submarines to replace...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 27- Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to build its own submarines, with an initial design to be completed by the year-end, after lengthy delays in getting eight vessels under a 2001 U.S. defence deal and as China's navy expands rapidly. While major obstacles remain, such as overcoming significant technical challenges and what would almost certainly be...

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Oct 9- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said on Thursday it had resolved a strike by about 1,000 workers at one of its factories in China, and that production from the plant was unaffected. Hon Hai, also known by its trading name Foxconn Technology Group, said the workers at its Chongqing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders cited terms of GT Advanced's deal with Apple that involved building an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders, however, attribute GT Advanced's apparent cash-flow problems to the...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 7- Taiwan's September exports expanded only half as much as expected, data showed on Tuesday, as weakness in some industrial sectors and stagnant demand from the euro zone offset the dividends from new product launches by Apple Inc. Exports in September grew 4.70 percent from a year earlier, the island's Ministry of Finance said, versus expectations...

  • *Taiwan gov't investigating phones' data transmission to China. The government began performing independent tests on Xiaomi phones after reports in recent months that some models automatically send user data back to the firm's servers in mainland China, Gin-Shian Lou, a director at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, said on Wednesday.

  • SHANGHAI/ DONGGUAN, Sept 11- About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.

  • SEOUL/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- Apple Inc may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs.

  • Place your bets in these 2 Asian markets     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    Kunal Ghosh, Emerging Market Portfolio Manager of Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that will drive the stock markets in India and Taiwan.

  • Hackers target this Asian country the most     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:12 PM ET

    Research reveals that Taiwan is one of the most heavily targeted Asian countries for hackers. Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro, explains why.

  • Andrew Sullivan, Head of Sales Trading, Hong Kong, Espirito Santo, says South Korean and Taiwanese technology stocks look attractive amid a pickup in the sector.

  • IPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1900 GMT/1500 EDT Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    PRETORIA- South Africa's central bank steps in to rescue unsecured lender African Bank Investments, placing it under external supervision and announcing plans for a $940 million capital injection underwritten by local lenders. Europe's fragile economy put to test as Ukraine, Iraq sour mood.

  • Remain cautious on Acer shares: Expert     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    With the absence of a supercycle in the PC industry, robust growth in earnings will be unlikely for Acer moving ahead, says Vincent Chen, Head of Greater China Technology Research at Yuanta.

  • 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.