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  • *China/ HK retailers provide mixed views of demand for iPhone SE. In a Reuters survey of 10 retailers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, seven- including four Apple Stores- reported solid early demand, but three third-party retailers said sales were weak. This current quarter for Apple feels weak, "said an executive at a Taiwan- based company whose...

  • TAIPEI, April 27- Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing- wen said she will maintain the status quo in the island's relationship with China, but that her policy will be based on democratic principles and transcend party politics, a nuance likely to be lost on Communist Party leaders in Beijing. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a wayward province to be taken back by...

  • Customers and real estate agents looking at several building models at a real estate exhibition in Jiashan, east China's Zhejiang province.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch reversed its five-year long negative view on emerging markets, partly based on its view of a stabilizing China.

  • High Speed train in China

    Traders seem encouraged by the recent bout of Chinese economic data. They may be wrong.

  • Twitter hires new managing director for China business

    Kathy Chen will oversee China, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets, as the company searches for growth.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • Takeshi Idezawa, Line CEO.

    When Japanese messaging app Line found itself shut out of China, it it started banking on plush toys and other merchandise.

  • SEOUL, March 31- With its acquisition of Japan's Sharp Corp, Foxconn aims to gain access to promising technology for high-end OLED screens likely to be used in future devices from Apple Inc, the electronics assembler's biggest customer. And industry experts also say Chinese display makers such as BOE Technology Group and Tianma Microelectronics are, in turn,...

  • A worker polishes steel coils at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, China.

    As China's economy looks to be slowing, countries in the region are loading up on prophylactics.

  • TOKYO/ TAIPEI, March 30- Taiwan's Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether the two companies can work well together and fend off fierce competition from smartphone display rivals. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, will pay about $3.5 billion...

  • TOKYO/ TAIPEI, March 30- Taiwan's Foxconn is set to agree on Wednesday to acquire Sharp Corp, gaining a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling about potential liabilities that sowed more doubt about whether the two firms will be able to work well together. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is likely to cut its initial 489...

  • A Sharp Corp. logo is displayed on a door at the entrance to the company's plant in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

    Taiwan's Foxconn is set to sign a takeover deal for Japan's troubled Sharp with a smaller-than-planned bailout after repeated delays, two sources said.

  • Taiwan Economic Outlook

    Eastspring Investments' Ken Wong says markets watch how Tsai Ing-wen will implement changes to kickstart an economy hurt by slowing exports.

  • Taiwan Markets

    Tsai Ing-Wen has to tackle a whole host of issues, including slowing GDP growth, falling exports and unemployment, says Ross Feingold from DC Intl Advisory.

  • In which markets should you invest?

    William Hobbs, head of investment strategy for U.K. and Europe at Barclays, explains why he recommends China, Korea and Taiwan to investors.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 VADUZ, Liechtenstein- Germany's Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks at the Finance Forum. SEOUL- Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee members will join reporters in a media luncheon at the central bank- 0300 GMT. THURSDAY, MARCH 24 ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey holds monetary policy meeting SEOUL- Bank of Korea...

  • *Taiwan Feb export orders -7.4 pct vs poll -9.95 pct. *Japan -26.1 pct y/y; Europe -1.1 pct y/y. TAIPEI, March 21- Global orders for Taiwan's products shrank for the 11th straight month in February, pointing to no let up in sight for Asia's struggling trade-reliant economies and cementing expectations that the island's central bank will cut interest rates again...

  • The Bank of Thailand faces a tough policy decision, while SKorea will release Q4 GDP and Japan offers up inflation data in a short week.

  • TAIPEI, March 18- A battle among brothers for control of one of Taiwan's biggest conglomerates boiled over into the public domain last week when EVA Airways ejected its chairman. Chang Kuo-Wei, also a pilot for a carrier he had led since 2013, had just flown an EVA jet to Singapore when he was ousted at a March 11 board meeting called by his three older brothers,...

  • *CEOs of Sharp, Foxconn meeting in China- source. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, Feb 26- Sharp Corp and Foxconn agreed on Friday to extend a deadline for takeover talks by 1-2 weeks, a person familiar with the matter said, after the Taiwanese firm had put the deal on hold to clarify "new material information." Shares in Sharp slid 11 percent on Friday after sources said the delay was over...