• 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...

  • South China Sea: Lots of oil, lots of uncertainty Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.

  • 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...

  • HK protests could last for another 1-2 weeks: Pro

    Willy Lam, Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses how long the protests could continue and explains what the event means for Taiwan.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

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

    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
    Cyber hackers target this Asian country the most

    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.

  • Watch out for tech stocks in these Asian markets   Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 PM ET
    Watch out for tech stocks in these Asian markets

    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.

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

    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.

  • Taiwanese protest trade deal with China   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:42 AM ET
    The concerns surrounding China-Taiwan trade deal

    Taiwanese protesters are worried that a trade deal will hurt businesses and increase political influence from Beijing, says Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong.

  • Study: Millionaires grow in number and wealth Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The number of millionaires worldwide grew by nearly 2 million last year and the group grew nearly 14 percent richer, a study said.

  • MSCI's review is 'unbelievable': Asianomics   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:16 PM ET
    Should Korea, Taiwan be upgraded to DM status?

    Jim Walker, Founder & Managing Director at Asianomics, explains why he doesn't agree with MSCI's decision to leave South Korea and Taiwan out of its developed market index.

  • MSCI: Why we didn't upgrade Korea & Taiwan   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    MSCI: What Korea, Taiwan lacks for a DM upgrade

    Chin-Ping Chia, MD & Head of Research, Asia Pacific, MSCI, pinpoints currency convertibility and downstream operation issues as reasons why Korea and Taiwan weren't added to its developed market index.

  • Tai Tong: Consistency was our biggest challenge   Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:52 AM ET
    Tai Tong: Consistency was our biggest challenge

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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