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  • SEJONG, South Korea/ SEOUL, March 27- South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the finance ministry said on Friday. China has set March 31 as the deadline for joining the bank as a founder member, which will be capitalized at an initial $50 billion to provide...

  • SEJONG, South Korea/ SEOUL, March 27- South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the finance ministry said on Friday. China is South Korea's biggest trading partner and the two countries are set to sign a free trade agreement in the first half of this year.

  • TAIPEI/ SINGAPORE March 24- Taiwanese President Ma Ying- jeou flew to Singapore on Tuesday to pay his respects after the death of the city-state's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, a diplomatically sensitive visit given China's stance that Taiwan is a renegade province. China, which maintains a close relationship with Singapore, holds that there is only "One...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to April 6 Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines- Asian Development Bank to release Asian Development Outlook Report 2015- 0130 GMT. MANILA- Philippines Investment Forum 2015. Philippines President Benigno S Aquino III, Philippines Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Philippines Central Bank Amando M Tetangco Jr are the key speakers. PRAGUE- Czech Republic Finance Minister...

  • *Tencent joins Alibaba, Baidu in car ventures. Hon Hai, WeChat operator Tencent and luxury car dealer China Harmony Auto Holding Ltd signed an agreement to work together in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Henan province, the contract manufacturer said without detailing specifics. The partnership would put Tencent on a par with online peers Alibaba Group Holding...

  • TAIPEI/ TOKYO, March 20- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is considering joining efforts to help rescue Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp, the company said in a statement late on Friday. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, Hon Hai bought a 38 percent stake in a Sharp Corp TV panel plant in Sakai, Japan in 2012. It has been investing in...

  • *Chairwoman Cher Wang to double as CEO. TAIPEI, March 20- HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker. She replaces Peter Chou, who will lead product development as head of the HTC Future Development Lab, an executive role focusing on...

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— Youth groups in Taiwan are marking the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament and scuttled the ratification of a trade pact with China, Taiwan's biggest trading partner and erstwhile political foe. Protests last year also dealt a blow to Taiwan's relations with China, which have improved during Ma's term but remain...

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the island within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Alibaba Group Holding will provide Taiwan with the information required about its business, Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday, after the government ordered the Chinese e-commerce giant to withdraw from the island within six months. Ma told reporters in Taipei that Alibaba's mistake was the "lack of sufficient communication" with the...

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Alibaba Group Holding's executive chairman said on Tuesday his company will provide documents required by the Taiwan government after the island ordered the Chinese company to withdraw from the country within six months.

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the country within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • Should you bet on Taiwanese firm Quanta?   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET
    Should you bet on Taiwanese firm Quanta?

    Charles Sizemore, CIO at Sizemore Capital Management, calls the firm "an interesting leveraged play on the Apple Watch," seeing as it's the sole assembler.

  • Manufacturers like South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and Samsung Display are eager to boost their exposure to the sector, which promises bigger and more stable margins than their mainstay mobile and TV businesses. Future cars could add transparent side-window displays and replace rearview mirrors and side mirrors with screens, according to LG Display, the...

  • Feb 5- Even after two deadly crashes in seven months, TransAsia Airways Corp will likely rebound quickly as insurance covers any financial losses and its coveted routes through Taipei's downtown airport keep it popular with business travelers. "Songshan is in downtown Taipei... so their flights are valuable, especially for the corporate guys," said Marc Wang,...

  • Air safety in focus again after Transasia crash   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:41 PM ET
    Air safety in focus again after Transasia crash

    Thomas Anthony, Director of the Aviation Safety and Security Program at the University of Southern California, discusses the aviation market's shortcomings in air safety.

  • At least 13 reported dead in Taiwan plane crash   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    Taiwan plane crash, at least 13 reported dead

    A TransAsia commercial flight crashed into a river in Taipei shortly after takeoff. There were 58 passengers and crew aboard.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 4- Taiwan regulators are likely to put more pressure on TransAsia Airways to review its maintenance and safety procedures after Wednesday's crash, its second fatal accident in seven months. The death toll could still rise after the ATR 72-600, which had 58 passengers and crew on board, crashed into a river shortly after taking off from Taipei's...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 4- Taiwan regulators are likely to put more pressure on TransAsia Airways to review its maintenance and safety procedures after Wednesday's crash, its second fatal accident in seven months. The death toll could still rise after the ATR 72-600, which had 58 passengers and crew on board, crashed into a river shortly after taking off from Taipei's...

  • Taiwan jet with 58 on board crashes into river   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 12:26 AM ET
    Taiwan jet with 58 on board crashes into river

    A TransAsia Airways flight carrying 58 passengers has reportedly crashed into a river in Taiwan. CNBC's Samantha Loring reports.