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  • Gold prices held steady on Friday after rising above $1,280 in the previous session as weak U.S. data pushed the dollar off 2-year highs and reignited hopes of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve this year.

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 23- President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.- China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous." Trump predicted a swift end to the trade war with China, although no high-level talks have...

  • LONDON, May 23- British chip designer ARM halted relations with Huawei to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese telecom company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. It also licenses graphics technology from the Cambridge- based company which is owned by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp..

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 23- TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker's access to American technology. The comment was made by spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun at the TSMC 2019 Technology Symposium in Taiwan's tech hub of...

  • The Strait of Taiwan, located between the coast of southeast China and Taiwan.

    The voyage will be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.

  • May 22- Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices. The following are a few selected quotes from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's 233- page decision.

  • District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, caused Qualcomm shares to plunge 9.5 percent in early trading on Wednesday. Koh's decision followed a 10- day non-jury trial in January, and is a victory for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has accused Qualcomm in 2017 of violating antitrust law. It is unclear whether the sanctions will be challenged by the...

  • A woman holds a Chinese-language sign saying "withdraw the evil law" at a protest outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Saturday, May 4, 2019, as local lawmakers debated a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.

    A Chinese official in Hong Kong is urging the quick passage of legal measures to allow fugitives to be transferred to the mainland.

  • ZHENGZHOU, China, May 21- Song Jingyi, a paralegal from a family of modest means in the central Chinese region of Henan, had long dreamed of buying a home of her own in Zhengzhou, the sprawling provincial capital of 10 million where she attended college. Zhengzhou's property market exploded in 2016, spurred on by Chinese government efforts to boost home ownership...

  • *Orders from China drop 9.9% y/y; U.S. down 6.0%. TAIPEI, May 20- Taiwan's export orders fell at a slower price than expected in April, but the government says May will bring a seventh straight month of contraction as slowing global tech demand continued to hurt the island's trade-reliant economy. Taiwan's hi-tech factories are major suppliers for global tech...

  • *Orders from China drop 9.9% y/y; U.S. down 6.0%. TAIPEI, May 20- Taiwan's export orders fell at a slower price than expected in April, but the government says May will bring a seventh straight month of contraction as slowing global tech demand continued to hurt the island's trade-reliant economy. Taiwan's hi-tech factories are major suppliers for global tech...

  • TAIPEI, May 20- Taiwan's export orders for April, released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Monday. The data is an indication of the strength of Asian exports and of global demand for technology. APRIL REUTERS POLL MARCH Export orders -3.7 -5.9 -9.0 Export orders from China -9.9 -13.7 Export orders from U.S. -6.0 -9.7 Export orders from Europe +5.5 -2.4...

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan +0.6%; China blue-chips drag. SHANGHAI, May 20- Asian shares steadied on Monday as investors caught their breath following another week of escalating U.S.- China trade tensions, with sentiment turning brighter after the United States said it would lift tariffs in North America. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Tech Huawei buys from U.S. companies is "hard to replace". SAN FRANCISCO/ HONG KONG, May 17- Chip experts are calling out Huawei for its claims that it could ensure a steady supply chain without U.S. help, saying the technology the Chinese telecoms network gear maker buys from American companies would be "hard to replace". "I would be surprised if HiSilicon can make it...

  • ZHENGZHOU, China, May 17- Dressed in a smart black pantsuit behind the wheel of her pearl-white Audi, Zhao Na has come a long way from her roots in rural Henan province, in central China. She has scrapped the European shopping trips and weaned herself off buying binges at her favourite mall, David Plaza, where giant digital screens flash advertisements for brands...

  • The MSCI index of developing world stocks, down 6% in a renewed global sell-off of riskier assets this month due to the conflict, eased 0.23% on the back of sharp falls for South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines. The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it was adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its "Entity List"- a move that bans the company from...

  • A general view of Singapore skyline at sunset on September 18, 2016 in Singapore.

    As Beijing continues to battle headwinds from the ongoing trade war, one investor is placing a bigger bet on Southeast Asia than China.

  • HONG KONG, May 16- Emerging markets saw the heaviest capital flight since last October in recent weeks as trade tensions between China and the United States escalated, the Institute of International Finance said in a report on Wednesday. President Donald Trump surprised global markets last week by hiking tariffs on Chinese goods in the midst of trade...

  • The Japan Display Inc. logo is displayed atop the company's plant in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, June 3, 2013.

    Cash-strapped Japan Display warned it cannot guarantee a return to profit this year as demand for smartphone screens stays weak, and turned in yet another quarterly loss, casting doubt over its proposed bailout deal with a Chinese-Taiwanese group.

  • Chris Raymond, until recently head of Autonomous Systems, has been named Boeing's group-wide vice-president for enterprise strategy under finance director Greg Smith, Boeing said in his biography on its website, confirming a Reuters report. A former civil servant who narrowly missed out on running France's DGA defence procurement agency two years ago,...