As growth in the global smartphone market shifts from the developed to the emerging world, HSBC highlights the stocks to best play the trend.» Read More
*China risks stoking inflation with more easing- Premier Li. HONG KONG, Nov 5- China shares tested their lowest in a week on Tuesday, leading Hong Kong markets lower, as growth-sensitive counters were hit by hawkish comments from Premier Li Keqiang ahead of a key Communist Party policy meeting this weekend.
*China risks stoking inflation with more easing- Premier Li. HONG KONG, Nov 5- China shares underperformed most Asian markets early on Tuesday, leading Hong Kong lower, after Premier Li Keqiang signalled a shift towards monetary tightening ahead of a key Communist Party policy meeting this weekend.
After a two-month review of strategic options and talks with potential buyers that included Facebook, Lenovo and private equity firms such as Cerberus, BlackBerry said it will abandon a sale. The only formal offer to buy BlackBerry- a tentative one- had come from Fairfax, which wanted to take the company private for $4.7 billion.
Fairfax, the largest shareholder in BlackBerry with a 10 percent stake, reached a tentative $9- per-share deal with BlackBerry in late September, and has until Nov. 4 to negotiate a definitive agreement.
Fairfax Financial is struggling to raise financing several large lenders turned down its requests, Reuters reported Friday.
While many analysts are bullish on Apple's latest offerings, the cold hard facts reveal the iPad king is losing market share in the tablet space.
The Chinese computer giant is tapping Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher to design its tablets.
*Q3 adj EPS $0.33 vs est $0.32. Oct 30- Corning Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by strong demand for its scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass and fiber optic products.
The smartphone maker and the social giant met last week to gauge interest in a potential bid, reported The Wall Street Journal.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Global smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while brisk demand for low-priced Android devices in China eroded Apple's market share.
China Petroleum& Chemical Corp, PetroChina Co Ltd, Air China Ltd, China Eastern Airlines, and China Merchants Bank are among companies due to report quarterly earnings later in the day. *China's Suning Commerce Group and Hony Capital, an affiliate of Lenovo Group, will invest $420 million in PPTV, a Chinese online TV services provider, Suning said on Monday.
Five years after the global financial crisis, chief financial officers from around the globe are seeing economic growth improving, according to a new CNBC survey.
"I think there's a lot of future value in Blackberry," John Sculley tells the Globe and Mail of Toronto.
*Samsung SDI shares drop 8 pct. Oct 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd moved to tighten its grip on vital electronics parts supplies as it looks to stay ahead of rival Apple Inc with new products in a fast changing technology industry.
HTC has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, and is outsourcing production as a sales slump puts pressure on its cash flow.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Oct 23- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, accounting for at least a fifth of total capacity, and is outsourcing production as a sales slump puts pressure on its cash flow, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Kim Nam Hyung, Managing Director at Arete Research Asia, says Lenovo is interested in Blackberry's intellectual property as it looks to grow outside China.
News that Lenovo has signed a non-disclosure agreement to review Blackberry's books could spell trouble for its Chinese rivals.
George O'Connor, technology research analyst at Panmure Gordon, discusses the U.K.'s technology start-up space and the opportunities in the sector.
*AIA, Sands China at record highs on robust quarterly earnings. HONG KONG, Oct 18- China and Hong Kong shares moved higher early on Friday after a slew of official Chinese data came in broadly within expectations.