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  • high@ TAIPEI, March 29- Taiwan stocks were down on Wednesday, erasing early gains as the Taiwan dollar hovered near its strongest level in over two years. As of 0208 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1. The Taiwan dollar softened a touch to stand at.

  • VILNIUS/ TAIPEI, March 28- Taiwan- based electronics manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc has acknowledged that its name was used as part of an email fraud scheme that bilked two U.S.-based internet companies out of more than $100 million. He was arrested this month in Lithuania at the request of U.S. authorities and is currently in jail there. Rimasauskas' alleged...

  • Why this investor likes Asian equities

    Sarah Lien of Eastspring Investments says Asian equity markets are up by at least 12 percent this year.

  • *Taiwan c.bank stands pat on rates, supports stimulus. TAIPEI, March 23- Taiwan announced a T $882.4 billion stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China. Taiwan's trade-reliant economy is showing signs of recovery, but it is highly vulnerable to...

  • *Taiwan faces challenges from U.S., China- cbank chief. TAIPEI, March 23- Taiwan announced a T $882.4 billion stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China. In a bid to make the economy more balanced, Taiwan's government is looking for domestic growth...

  • *Taiwan faces challenges from U.S., China- cbank chief. TAIPEI, March 23- Taiwan announced a T $882.4 billion stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China. In a bid to make the economy more balanced, Taiwan's government is looking for domestic growth...

  • 'Taiwan dollar strength could hurt exports'

    Ma Tieying, economist at DBS Bank, says the central bank isn't concerned the Taiwan dollar will hurt export competitiveness just yet.

  • In this photo taken on January 26, 2017, a worker checks one of seven impounded tarpaulin-covered armoured troop carrier Terrex vehicles belonging to the Singapore military, after it was placed onto a truck by crane, at a customs and excise facility in Hong Kong.

    The vehicles had been detained in Hong Kong while being transported to Singapore from Taiwan, the SCMP reports.

  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (C) gestures during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2016.

    The Taiwanese president has announced plans for the country to build its own submarines.

  • *Oil prices tick up on hopes of extended OPEC- led output curb. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent in its eighth consecutive day of gains with tech-heavy Seoul and Taipei shares hitting two-year highs while Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled 1-1/ 2- year highs. European shares are expected to open slightly higher, with...

  • *Asia shares hit 15- month high. *Oil prices tick up on hopes of extended OPEC- led output curb. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent to 21- month highs, with tech-heavy Seoul and Taipei shares hitting two-year highs while Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled 1 1/ 2- year highs.

  • *Asia shares hit 15- month high. *Oil prices tick up on hopes of extended OPEC- led output curb. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent to 15- month highs, with tech-heavy Seoul and Taipei shares hitting two-year highs while Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled 1 1/ 2- year highs.

  • TAIPEI, March 20- Taiwan's export orders grew at their fastest pace in six-and-a-half years in February on strong global demand for electronics that's bolstering makers of memory chips, flat panels and smartphones. The stronger-than-expected performance and a seventh straight month of gains in orders for the trade-reliant economy reinforce...

  • The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) logo

    Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said it would take a decision next year on whether to build a U.S. chip plant.

  • Macroeconomic data shows little evidence of Chinese currency manipulation despite Trump's claims, according to S&P Global Ratings.

  • Wary of the fallout the reliance on China, South Korea is now actively wooing travelers from Southeast Asia and other regions.

    Countries spurned by China have decided they've had enough, and are heading to places like Southeast and South Asia to turn their fortunes around.

  • Missile destroyer Changsha returns to a port in Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, March 7, 2017, after a high sea drill that passed through the South China Sea.

    China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea.

  • NEW YORK/ TOKYO, March 9- U.S. nuclear firm Westinghouse Electric Co LLC has hired bankruptcy attorneys, in a sign that owner Toshiba Corp is more seriously weighing a Chapter 11 filing as an option to help it rein in a multibillion dollar financial maelstrom. People familiar with the matter said the nuclear engineering company had brought in law firm Weil Gotshal&...

  • NEW YORK/ TOKYO, March 9- U.S. nuclear firm Westinghouse Electric Co LLC has hired bankruptcy attorneys, in a sign that owner Toshiba Corp is more seriously weighing a Chapter 11 filing as an option to help it rein in a multibillion dollar financial maelstrom. People familiar with the matter said Toshiba had hired law firm Weil Gotshal& Manges LLP as an exploratory...

  • TOKYO, March 9- Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is not a favored bidder for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business due to its close ties with China, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said. The Japanese government is worried that selling to bidders close to China may lead to the transference of key technology, the sources said.