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  • Once leading handset maker exits smartphone business Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    NEC said that it would quit making smartphones, acknowledging that it had lost sight of the development of mobile technology. The New York Times reports.

  • The report card on hedge fund boss Leon Cooperman Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    Leon Cooperman, chairman of Omega Advisors

    Check out last year's top 10 picks from Omega Advisors founder Leon Cooperman and guess what you find? A 31 percent return.

  • Apple Looking at Cheaper iPhone, Bigger Screens Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    Apple is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours, over the next year, said four people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Nikkei Tumbles Over 1% After BOJ Decision Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei shed as much as 1.5 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) disappointed investors in its monetary policy statement.

  • Nikkei Soars 5% After Upwards Growth Revision Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.

  • Japan's Nikkei Ends Volatile Week Down 6% Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark stock index moved out of bear market territory on Friday following comments by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) that shook Tokyo financial markets minutes before the close of trade.

  • Asia Sags in Choppy Trade on Fed Fears Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell to new lows on Thursday, as sentiment remained vulnerable due to ongoing volatility in Japan's benchmark index, fears of Fed tapering and caution ahead of key central bank meetings in Europe.

  • Nikkei Skids 3.8% After Abe Fires 'Third Arrow' Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    In another volatile afternoon session, the Nikkei tumbled 3.8 percent to a new two-month low on Wednesday while the yen inched higher after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's third "Abenomics" arrow failed to impress investors.

  • Why Is Samsung Chasing Apple's Suppliers? Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:16 PM ET

    Overtaking Apple as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers.

  • Nikkei Breaches 15,000; Rest of Asia Flat Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    The Nikkei resumed its market out-performance on Wednesday, rising to a fresh five-and-a-half year high as a weaker yen hovers around the 102 handle while other Asian stock markets pared initial gains.

  • Change at Sony: Start of Third Leg of Abenomics? Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:54 AM ET

    Calls by an American billionaire investor for a break-up of Sony could mark the start of the third leg of Abenomics: shaking up corporate Japan by removing regulations that have hurt profitability.

  • Sharp to Tap Samsung, Banks in Bid to Survive Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Japanese display maker Sharp will aim to boost sales to the iPhone maker's rival Samsung Electronics under a three-year rehabilitation roadmap.

  • Asia Stocks End Mixed; China Tumbles 1% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    Shanghai stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday amid fears that the People's Bank of China would not provide monetary stimulus to support the economy while Asia's other equity markets were mixed ahead of Australia's budget release.

  • Japan's Sharp Forecasts Return to Profit in 2014 Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:23 AM ET

    Sharp said it expects to rebound to an operating profit in the year to March 31 as it battles to remain viable after averting failure last year.

  • Asia's Richest Entrepreneurs Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    We look at Asia's 10 richest first-generation businessmen. Find out who these self-made billionaires are and how they made their money.

  • Robust China Trade Data Spark Asia-Wide Gains Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    Australian stocks approached their highest levels in nearly five years on Wednesday after China's trade balance swung to a surplus in April while Japan's benchmark Nikkei remained the region's out performer, extending gains to hit a fresh near five-year high.

  • Australia, Japan Fall After Weak China Data Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Australian stocks retreated from Tuesday's four-and-a-half-year high after Chinese manufacturing data revealed the nation's economic recovery may not be on solid footing while the Nikkei 225 extended losses as the yen strengthened.

  • Sharp Could Post $5.1 Billion Loss; Shares Slide Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:18 PM ET
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    Sharp, Japan's leading maker of liquid crystal displays posted a worse than forecast 500 billion yen ($5.1 billion) net loss as panel plants asset write offs crimped its bottom line.

  • Samsung Is Investing in a Key Apple Supplier Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Samsung, with a $110 million investment in cash-strapped Sharp, will broaden its supplier base and get a foot in the door at one of Apple key Asian display suppliers.

  • Sharp Gets Lifeline From Samsung, Shares Soar Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:23 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is set to invest about $110 million in struggling Sharp, a deal that will ensure it a smooth supply of large-sized TV panels and help bolster the Japanese company's chances of survival.