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    1. February 24, 2013

      Mobile operators challenge Google and Apple

      Eighteen of the world’s largest mobile operators from Telefónica to China Unicom have backed a new mobile operating system...

    2. February 6, 2013

      Wolfson dashes hopes of return to profit

      Wolfson Microelectronics dashed hopes of a return to full-year profit on Wednesday, reporting a pre-tax loss of $9.4m that...

    1. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2012

      A little less Samsung in Apple sourcing

      Following Apple’s landmark US victory over Samsung last month in their high-profile technology disputes, rumours are rampant...

    2. June 7, 2012

      Foreign investors return to boost Kospi

      Asian shares rose for a third consecutive session, joining a global market rally, amid growing hopes that policy makers will...

    3. April 6, 2012

      Chinese buyout group set for Elpida bid

      Chinese investment firm Hony Capital is teaming up with TPG, the US buyout group, to bid for Elpida Memory, the Japanese...

    4. April 3, 2012

      China services data lift Asia shares

      Asian stocks were generally higher after data on China’s service sector and US manufacturing activity beat estimates. The...

    5. March 25, 2012

      Elpida: Japan’s memory loss

      So. Farewell then, Elpida Memory, maker of dynamic random access memory chips. You were not dynamic enough and you probably...

    6. March 8, 2012

      Asian stocks rally on US job hopes

      Asian stocks were lifted by improving prospects for a Greek debt swap deal and a recovery in the US labour market, while a...

    7. February 29, 2012

      Nikkei Average has best February in 21 years

      Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 Average enjoyed its best February in more than two decades thanks to a run of forecast-beating domestic...

    8. February 27, 2012

      Elpida files for bankruptcy protection

      Elpida, Japan’s sole remaining memory chipmaker, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the latest example of a big...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2012

      Rival chipmakers soar on Elpida woes

      embed1 South Korean chipmakers headed by Samsung Electronics could be forgiven for rubbing their hands with glee at the...

    10. February 15, 2012

      Japanese exporters boosted by weaker yen

      A robust rally for Asian stocks was led by Tokyo, which continued to climb in the wake of the Bank of Japan’s unexpected...

    11. February 14, 2012

      Elpida future in doubt as debt talks stall

      Elpida, the Japanese chipmaker, said it was uncertain about whether it could continue as a business, after talks with its...

    12. beyondbrics

      February 14, 2012

      S Korea: the tiny roar of the NPS

      Easier said than done. That is how investors view a pledge by South Korea’s state-run pension fund to raise its voice as the...

    13. February 2, 2012

      Troubled Elpida dismisses tie-up talk

      Elpida, the troubled Japanese chipmaker, dismissed talks of a possible tie-up with American or Taiwanese rivals even as it...

    14. January 29, 2012

      Chips: why a wee Dram is a no-no

      D:Ream sang Things Can Only Get Better. Most makers of Dram chips, on the other hand, are singing for their supper. That is...

    15. January 25, 2012

      Japanese shipping rises on US coal hopes

      Japanese shipping companies made strong gains on Wednesday, led by Daiichi Chou Kisen Kaisha after the company said it was...

    16. January 19, 2012

      Financials and techs lead Asia higher

      Asian shares were higher as financial groups gained ground following stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results from US...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2012

      Overnight markets: Up

      Financial stocks led the rally on Goldman Sachs’ better than expected earnings, the FT says, after investors were...

    18. January 5, 2012

      SK Group chairman to stand trial

      Chey Tae-won, chairman of SK Group, South Korea’s third-biggest conglomerate, will stand trial for embezzlement, amid...

    19. December 22, 2011

      Asian techs slip after Oracle disappointment

      Asian shares drifted lower as investors remained worried that Europe’s debt crisis would not be resolved in the near future....

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2011

      Overnight markets: Down

      Asian shares were hit by growing risk aversion after credit rating agencies said Europe’s debt crisis was far from over and...

    21. December 6, 2011

      Samsung to build chip factory in China

      Samsung Electronics plans to build its first chip factory in China, to meet the country’s growing demand for smartphones and...

    22. December 5, 2011

      European summit doubts hit Asian stocks

      Friday 04:00 GMT. Asian stocks dropped on growing doubts that European leaders could come up with a convincing plan to...

    23. November 17, 2011

      Hynix: end of a long saga

      Banks holding shares they are keen to get rid of could learn a couple of things from a deal that closed in Seoul this week....

    24. November 17, 2011

      Jury delivers antitrust blow to Rambus

      Memory-chip designer Rambus lost more than 60 per cent of its stock market value after a San Francisco jury rejected its...

    25. November 16, 2011

      Eurozone contagion fears drive US bank sell off

      A warning from Fitch Ratings that US banks are vulnerable to contagion from the eurozone debt crisis trigerred a late...

    26. November 14, 2011

      Raids on SK open old wounds for S Korea

      A fresh investigation into Chey Tae-won, chairman of South Korea’s SK conglomerate, has rekindled fears that the country’s...

    27. November 14, 2011

      Tokyo rises as economic growth returns

      Asian shares started the week on a strong note as concerns about Europe’s debt crisis began to ease while Japan’s positive...

    28. November 7, 2011

      Asian shares up on Europe’s modest progress

      Friday 03:45 GMT. Asian shares staged a modest rebound on rising hopes that Europe’s debt crisis will be contained, although...

    29. October 27, 2011

      Tokyo shares lifted as BoJ extends asset purchases

      Asian stocks climbed strongly as European leaders in Brussels reached a deal to reduce Greek debt, while investors in Tokyo...

    30. October 27, 2011

      South Korean economic growth cools

      South Korea’s economic growth cooled in the third quarter as investment in core industrial facilities sagged, pressuring the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2011

      Overnight markets: Up

      Asian shares rose for the first time in five days as exporters and commodity producers were buoyed by better than expected...

    32. September 27, 2011

      Asia-Pacific stocks leap on recovery hopes

      Asian shares rallied sharply from 16-month lows on Tuesday, as the benchmark regional index made its biggest daily advance...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 27, 2011

      Overnight markets: Up

      Major sectors in Asia were boosted by hopes that Europe’s debt problems could be addressed, reducing the risk of a global...

    34. September 15, 2011

      Asia makes further gains as bank rally holds

      Asian equities index bounced back on Thursday, with the region’s financial shares in demand after reassurance from France...

    35. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2011

      Overnight markets: Up

      Financial shares were buoyed by easing fears over a Greek debt default: Australia’s Macquarie Group surged 3.5 per cent in...

    36. August 29, 2011

      Dealmaking activity elevates Asian financials

      Asian financial stocks led the region’s equities indices higher on Monday, as signs of dealmaking activity in the sector in...

    37. August 24, 2011

      Asia’s rally fades as banks falter

      Asian stock markets gave back some of the previous session’s strong gains as investors refused to take their cue from Wall...

    38. August 21, 2011

      Tsunami impact on profits less severe than feared

      Japan’s devastating tsunami and earthquake hit profits at a slew of companies both within and outside the country but also...

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