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  • WASHINGTON— Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? Minerva, an accredited four-year university named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, wants to reinvent elite four-year liberal arts education by teaching critical...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronic manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning an investment in the United States but has not finalized its plans, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday. "We are planning a number of investments in America, Gou told reporters waiting for him outside the White...

  • A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016.

    President Donald Trump told Reuters a major conflict with North Korea is possible, but he prefers a diplomatic outcome. He also shared thoughts on Taiwan.

  • *Q1 GDP grows 2.56 pct y/y, beats forecast. *Economy expands for 4th straight quarter as exports rebound. TAIPEI, April 28- Taiwan reported solid first-quarter economic growth on Friday as strong global demand for components for the new iPhone and other electronic gadgets keep Asia's hi-tech factories humming.

  • President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said another direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan _ Chunghwa Telecom Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $309.1 million. The Taipei, Taiwan- based company said it had net income of 40 cents per share. Chunghwa shares have climbed roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Taiwanese investors are very interested in US indices, explains Tsai Shih-Chuan from the Taiwan Futures Exchange.

  • *Strong order growth continues from China, U.S. TAIPEI, April 20- Taiwan's export orders rose for the eighth straight month in March and at a faster pace than expected as global demand remained strong for components of Apple Inc's new iPhone and other tech gadgets. Taiwan's export orders in March rose 12.3 percent from a year earlier, above the 10 percent forecast...

  • Elderly Chinese men and women take part in morning exercises in Beijing, China.

    Asia will grow old at a faster pace in the coming decades, hampering growth in emerging markets such as China and Thailand before they can become rich.

  • TAIPEI, April 17- Taiwan stocks fell slightly on Monday, largely tracking regional shares and unnerved by the U.S. Treasury's decision to keep Taiwan on a monitoring list for its trade practices. Treasury last week maintained that Taiwan's material current account surplus merited Taiwan to stay on its monitoring list, though it dropped a second criterion that...

  • *Apple eyes multi-billion dollar stake of over 20 pct- NHK. TOKYO, April 14- Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday- the latest twist in the sale of the world's second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. Taiwan's Foxconn, formally known as Hon...

  • TOKYO, April 14- Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday- the latest twist in the sale of the world's second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. Foxconn, which participated in the first round of the auction, has been considered such a risk due to its deep ties...

  • *Taiwan transport authorities welcome Uber's move. TAIPEI, April 13- Uber Technologies Inc said is will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after talks with the island's authorities, ending a two-month suspension that came after fines from the government. Taiwan's highway bureau, which is part of the transport ministry, said that it welcomed...

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Uber Technologies Inc said it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after "constructive talks" with island authorities, ending a two-month suspension that came after mounting fines from the government. Uber, headquartered in San Francisco, has faced legal scrutiny in markets across Asia, including in Macau and Japan.

  • *Guides Q2 revenue T $213 billion- T $216 billion. *Guides Q2 gross margin 50.5 percent- 52.5 percent. *Guides Q2 operating margin 39 percent- 41 percent Further company coverage:.

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co on Thursday said profit rose 35.3 percent in the first quarter, below estimates, after revenue for the world's largest contract chipmaker and major supplier to Apple Inc missed guidance. That missed the T $88.26 billion median analyst estimate in a Thomson Reuters/ Eikon poll. TSMC earlier this week said...

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Uber Technologies Inc said it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after "constructive talks" with island authorities. "After constructive talks with transportation authorities, we are now partnering with licensed rental car companies to resume serving riders in Taipei," Uber said in a statement. The resumption of...

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co on Thursday said first-quarter profit rose 35.3 percent from a year prior, below expectations, and after revenue for the world's largest contract chipmaker and major supplier to Apple Inc missed guidance. The result was also worse than the T $88.26 billion median estimate in a Thomson Reuters/ Eikon poll.

  • *Regulation, China policy cited by LeEco as reason for drop. April 11- LeEco has scrapped a planned $2 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio due to regulatory issues, a fresh setback to the cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate's expansion drive. LeEco, one of China's most ambitious companies that grew from a Netflix-like video website to...

  • *Q1 exports to China, U.S. up 22 pct and 7.6 pct, respectively. TAIPEI, April 10- Taiwan's first-quarter exports surged the most in six years on solid demand from China and the United States, and the momentum could continue as suppliers stock components for Apple Inc's coming iPhone 8 and other tech gadgets. Taiwan is one of Asia's major exporters, especially of...