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  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said some silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where an earthquake hit early on Saturday, but that first-quarter shipments would be unaffected. The world's largest contract chipmaker has production facilities in Tainan city, around 315 km south of the capital...

  • OSAKA, Japan, Feb 5- Foxconn should be able to reach a deal to acquire Sharp Corp over the next two to three weeks, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points at a meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou said. Foxconn, known formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, has officially been given preferred negotiating rights, he told reporters.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 5- Taiwan's banks are facing losses of millions or possibly billions of dollars from customer defaults on a popular derivative product- falling victim to the unexpected slide in China's currency. The island's financial regulator is scrambling to get a grip on the issue after China surprised global markets in August by devaluing the yuan.

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Sharp Corp has chosen Taiwan's Foxconn as its preferred bidder in takeover talks, sources with knowledge of the decision said- paving the way for the biggest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan's insulated tech sector. That was more than double the amount proposed by a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan.

  • *Hon Hai offered to invest around 700 bln yen- source. TOKYO, Feb 4- Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp has decided to give Taiwan's Foxconn preferred negotiating rights in takeover talks, choosing its more generous offer over a rescue plan from a Japanese state-backed fund, sources with knowledge of the decision said. A Sharp executive plans to go to Taiwan...

  • How a teenage popstar escalated China-Taiwan row Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 12:01 AM ET
    A supporter of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) holds up a placard of K-pop artist Chou Tzu-yu.

    Cross-straits tensions between China and Taiwan are developing into an international drama, starring a 16-year-old Korean pop singer.

  • China takes aim at Taiwan after landmark DPP win Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 3:06 AM ET
    A supporter stands next to campaign flags of Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), during a rally in southern Kaohsiung on January 9, 2016.

    Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party says it is keen to maintain the status quo. The reality is far more complex.

  • This week's data: All eyes on China Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 1:21 AM ET
    Chinese workers cutting wood at a factory in Dehua, Fujian Province of China.

    China will continue to command the markets' attention this week, with key economic data due this week.

  • Will Chinese tourists continue heading to Taiwan? Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 12:33 AM ET
    Will Chinese tourists continue heading to Taiwan?

    Steven Pan, chairman of FIH Regent Group and YPO member, says both Taiwan's new government and China will have to adjust to each other, but eventually we shall see closer ties.

  • China has far too much to handle: Economist Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 10:35 PM ET
    China has far too much to handle: Economist

    Taimur Baig, Asia chief economist at Deutsche Bank, discusses China's multiple headwinds including cross-straits relations with Taiwan.

  • Did Taiwan's elections impact markets? Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 9:32 PM ET
    Did Taiwan's elections impact markets?

    Joelian Tseng, head of research at Credit Agricole Securities, explains Taiwan markets movements today and the country's economic outlook.

  • TWSE chief: We're trying to prevent over-volatility Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 8:02 PM ET
    TWSE chief: We're trying to prevent over-volatility

    Michael Lin, president of the Taiwan Stock Exchange. discusses volatility in the stock market and Taiwan's new female president Tsai Ing-wen.

  • Taiwan elections had a big surprise: Academic Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 6:33 PM ET
    Taiwan elections had a big surprise: Academic

    Taiwan election's big surprise were the new and young legislators representing the country now, says Syaru Shirley Lin, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Status quo not expected to maintain in Taiwan Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 5:25 PM ET
    Status quo not expected to maintain in Taiwan

    Tsai Ing-wen has won Taiwan’s presidential election, with Rupert Hammond-Chambers, managing director at Bower Group Asia.

  • Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen celebrates after winning presidential elections in Taipei, Taiwan on January 16, 2016.

    Taiwanese government efforts towards independence would be a "poison" that would cause Taiwan to perish, Chinese state-run media has said.

  • Teenage singer's apology sparks China-Taiwan discord Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 3:20 AM ET
    People show their support for the ruling Nationalist Kuomintang Party (KMT) chairman Eric Chu during a campaign rally a day before the election in New Taipei City, Taiwan January 15, 2016.

    A 16-year-old Taiwan singer inadvertently shot to the top of Taiwan's election agenda after she publicly apologized for holding a Taiwan flag.

  • Supporters at Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) hold up piggy banks at a party fundraiser in Taipei.

    Besides the territory's relationship with China, there other topics Taiwan voters are focused on: trade, identity and, err, pork.

  • China, US keeping close eye on Taiwan this weekend Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 3:15 PM ET
    People show their support for the ruling Nationalist Kuomintang Party (KMT) chairman Eric Chu during a campaign rally a day before the election in New Taipei City, Taiwan January 15, 2016.

    Even if the Democratic Progressive Party wins, the economy will drive all parties to keep things calm in the short term.

  • What's the future for Taiwan's tech sector? Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 12:41 AM ET
    What's the future for Taiwan's tech sector?

    Jamie Lin, founding partner at AppWorks Venture, explains how to invest in Taiwan's start-up scene and the need for economic diversification.

  • What's the U.S. hoping from the Taiwan elections? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:23 PM ET
    What's the U.S. hoping from the Taiwan elections?

    The U.S. is hoping that the new Taiwan president will be able to manage cross-strait relations with China and vice versa, says William Stanton, director of the Center for Asia Policy at National Tsing Hua University.