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  • 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.

  • HANOI/ TAIPEI, May 16- Dexter Hsu spent Tuesday night barricaded inside his workers' dormitory in Vietnam's Binh Duong province. Tales like Hsu's risk undermining foreign investment in Vietnam, the lynchpin of its economy.

  • *Anti-China riots spread into central Vietnam. HANOI, May 15- More than 20 people were killed in Vietnam and a huge foreign steel project set ablaze as anti- China riots spread to the center of the country a day after arson and looting in the south, a doctor and company officials said on Thursday.

  • *Anti-China riots spread into central Vietnam. HANOI, May 15- More than 20 people were killed in Vietnam and a huge foreign steel project set ablaze as anti- China riots spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south, a doctor and company officials said on Thursday.

  • HANOI, May 15- More than 20 people were killed and rioters attacked Vietnam's biggest steel plant overnight as violent anti- China protests spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south, a doctor and newspapers said on Thursday.

  • Vietnamese riot in industrial zones in anti-China protest Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    HANOI, May 14- Rioting broke out at industrial zones in southern Vietnam during protests by thousands of workers angered by Chinese oil drilling in a contested area of the South China Sea, officials said on Wednesday.

  • Comcast partners with Asian carriers, eyes mobile Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Comcast Corp is giving at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Comcast Corp is offering at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.

  • Cher Wang fights to remain top woman in telecoms Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Made her HTC a leader in smartphones, and herself and her husband billionaires, but now struggling to compete with rivals' newer models and brands.

  • *Tencent, banks and regulators stand in Alibaba's way. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, April 3- Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sees an Alibaba future that stretches from banking to education, travel to entertainment.

  • Call it the Chinese Student Invasion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

  • Mayday at MSG     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday, also known as the "Chinese Beatles," made its debut at Madison Square Garden on March 22nd, drawing thousands of fans.

  • China's plan for global yuan hits speed bumps Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, March 26- Turbulence in Chinese financial markets, reflecting growing worries about investing in the country's assets, could slow the yuan's rapid emergence as a major international currency.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise what bankers said would be a $665 million syndicated loan.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise a $665 million syndicated loan, bankers said on Monday.

  • Pegatron to shine this year: Daiwa     Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 11:45 PM ET

    Pegatron's secure position in Apple's supply chain and its expansion in China will boost the firm this year, says Steven Tseng, Director of Equity Research at Capital Markets Taiwan.