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  • TOKYO, March 3- Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, as it expects losses to mount this year. Osaka- based Sharp last month warned it would slip into its third annual net loss in four years, saying a supply glut squeezed sales of smartphone displays in China,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan Display Inc is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc and is negotiating with the U.S. company for investment in the project, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday. Global iPhone sales, notably in China, have surged to make Apple the most profitable company in history. Japan Display wants Apple to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan Display Inc is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen investment, Japanese media said on Friday. Japan Display, formed in a government-backed deal in 2012 from the ailing display units of Sony Corp, Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd, has endured a rocky spell since its...

  • Who said flip phones were so 2000? Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    Long-forgotten flip phones, a fad more than a decade ago, are making a curious comeback in Japan, a country known for its cutting-edge technology.

  • TOKYO, Feb 18- Sony Corp aims to boost its operating profit 25- fold within three years by focusing on its more profitable image sensors, videogame and entertainment businesses, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Outlining his strategy for the loss-making Japanese consumer electronics icon to 2018, CEO Kazuo Hirai said Sony wanted to give its...

  • TOKYO, Feb 18- Bolstered by investors' faith in its restructuring, Sony Corp is set to announce a new strategy highlighting the potential of its image sensors, PlayStation and entertainment businesses to help it return to growth after years of losses. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai is due to detail his multi-year plan for Sony from around 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, Feb 18- Bolstered by investors' faith in its restructuring, Sony Corp is set to announce a new strategy highlighting the potential of its image sensors, PlayStation and entertainment businesses to help it return to growth after years of losses. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai is due to detail his multi-year plan for Sony from around 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

  • Japanese electronics companies Panasonic Corp and NEC Corp have pulled out of the consumer smartphone business, unable to compete with dominant brands Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. They still make flip-phones, though, competing in a crowded market with Fujitsu Ltd and Sharp Corp, among others. But with a mobile penetration rate of 98.5 percent, or...

  • Asian stocks mixed on renewed China worries Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:38 AM ET
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    Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.

  • 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...

  • Asian stock markets outside Shanghai joined the global rally on Wednesday, shrugging off a slip in crude oil prices in early trading.

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.

  • Asia on central banks, China watch this week Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asia's central banks will likely hog the market spotlight this week, while earnings season continues in Japan.

  • Panasonic withdraws from TV production in China: Source Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong due to strong pricing pressure, a company source said on Saturday.

  • Panasonic withdraws from TV production in China: source Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 31- Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong, a company source said on Saturday, the latest in a string of Japanese electronics companies exiting overseas TV markets amid strong pricing pressure. The source, who did not want to be identified because the move had not yet been announced to the...

  • Asia stocks erase losses ahead of Fed, but Shanghai lags Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Asian stocks outside of Shanghai erased losses to end higher on Wednesday, but the mood was cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.

  • Asian shares higher on ECB bets; BOJ leads Tokyo lower Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Equity markets in Asia raked in gains on Wednesday, with the exception of Tokyo, bolstered by stimulus bets on the European Central Bank.

  • Asian stocks rise after China GDP beats estimate Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.

  • Chinese shares tumbled on Monday due to a sharp selloff in the financial and property sectors, while Wall Street's lead boosted the rest of Asia.

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment and the weaker yen helped exporters such as Honda Motor Co, but Sharp Corp tumbled on a profit warning. The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 17,014.29, recovering from a 2-1/ 2- month low of 16,592.57 hit on Friday. But trading was thin, with only 2.040 billion shares...