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  • Asia’s week ahead: All eyes on Greece Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Greece's drama is nearing a potentially catastrophic denouement, likely hijacking market attention from economic pulse checks on China and Japan this week.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to July 3 Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel announces rate decision- 1300 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central Bank of Hungary holds rate-setting meeting. PARIS- Launch of the OECD business and finance outlook.

  • Is Taiwan Asia's next geopolitical flashpoint? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:10 PM ET
    The "Freedom Gate" located in Taipei, Taiwan.

    With Taiwan's pro-independence party tipped to win the next presidential election, some fear that could renew tensions in cross-strait relations.

  • Apple faces $600k fine in Taiwan Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Apple faces $600k fine in Taiwan

    Apple is facing a more than $600,000 fine for allegedly anti-competitive practices in Taiwan.

  • MUMBAI, June 11- Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple's iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world's No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players. India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones,...

  • *Exports to China -8.2 pct y/y, to U.S. +2.1 pct. *Exports to Europe -6.7 pct y/y, to Japan +8.6 pct. TAIPEI, June 8- Taiwan's exports slid for the fourth month in a row in May, but by less than expected, indicating some resiliency in one of Asia's export-driven economies even amid a bleak outlook.

  • Is the bubble in this property market set to pop? Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    A residential construction site in Hsintien, in New Taipei City

    Taiwan's long-bubbly property prices appear headed for a correction, but it doesn't look like bargain hunters will fill the breach.

  • GUIYANG, China May 26- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centers, by 2020, Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The announcement makes Foxconn the latest tech powerhouse to set its sights on the world's second-most populous nation.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 4 Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio chairs session 2 on "Structural Perspectives on European Employment, Productivity, and Growth in a Global Context" at an ECB forum on Central Banking "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe"- 0800 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in a panel...

  • The new arms race in the South China Sea Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    An Indonesian naval vessel.

    Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.

  • China-Taiwan top level talks yield no progress: Pro Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    China-Taiwan top level talks yield no progress: Pro

    Dean Cheng, senior research fellow for Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation Center, says China still wants to keep "Taiwan in a box" and the high-level meetings on Monday doesn't mark anything new in cross-straits ties.

  • Eric Chu's meeting with Xi, who also heads China's Communist Party, will be the first meeting between the heads of the two parties since defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.. China views Taiwan as a renegade province. Most countries, including the United States, do not recognise Taiwan as a nation due to pressure...

  • Tattoo snafu irks inked Apple Watch wearers Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:08 AM ET

    SYDNEY, April 30- Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc's first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. Owners of Apple Watch- including this reporter, who bought a 42 mm version with stainless steel case and black classic buckle for A $1,029- have found that their inked skin confuses the...

  • TAIPEI, April 24- Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first wearable gadget that went on sale on Friday, vary widely as it's a relatively new type of consumer product and the market is largely untapped.

  • SGX: Trade link with Taiwan in the works Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    SGX: Trade link with Taiwan in the works

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, explains why the stock operator is keen to launch a cross-border trading platform with Taiwan.

  • Expect much slower growth from TSMC: HSBC Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:42 PM ET
    Expect much slower growth from TSMC: HSBC

    Steven Pelayo, regional head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, discusses TSMC's worse-than-expected guidance for the second quarter.

  • China clings to strong yuan despite export slowdown Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:16 AM ET

    *China exports unexpectedly tumbled 15 pct in March. According to Goldman Sachs, its yuan trade-weighted index has jumped 13 percent since June last year, and the currency's strength is a key reason for China's disappointing export sales. The reluctance to weaken the currency comes after China's capital and financial account recorded a deficit of $91.2...

  • ITU, Brazil, April 13- The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era. Foxconn has created only a small fraction of the 100,000 jobs that the government projected, and most of the work is in low-skill assembly. That Brazil has so little to show for the Foxconn investment underscores the shortcomings of its industrial policy, defined by costly tax incentives that...

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI April 1- China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as long as the self-ruled island uses an appropriate name, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Most countries, including the United States, do not recognise Taiwan due to pressure from China. Taiwan is not a member of the...