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    1. April 2, 2016

      Foxconn seals $3.5bn takeover of Sharp

      SAKAI, Japan, April 2 — Foxconn and Sharp have formally signed a long-awaited deal that would see the Taiwan group take...

    2. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Hon Hai rises and Sharp gyrates after deal

      Shares in Sharp traded up and down in a 10 per cent range on Thursday, the day after news that it is to be taken over...

    1. March 31, 2016

      Foxconn holds out to win Sharp power game

      For the hard-hitting Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou, sealing a Y388bn ($3.5bn) takeover of the Japanese television...

    2. March 30, 2016

      Foxconn seals $3.5bn Sharp takeover

      Sharp, a pioneer of the once-mighty Japanese electronics industry, has been taken over at a knockdown price by...

    3. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Hon Hai to buy Sharp for Y388bn

      Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry has agreed to buy Sharp for Y388bn ($3.46bn), putting an end to the takeover saga....

    4. March 30, 2016

      Foxconn looks to cut $2bn from deal for Sharp

      Foxconn and Sharp will both hold board meetings on Wednesday in an attempt to close a chaotic takeover deal after tough...

    5. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Sharp jumps on renewed Hon Hai deal hope

      Sharp is among the top performers on the Nikkei 225 this morning following media reports stating that Taiwan’s Hon Hai...

    6. March 20, 2016

      Foxconn in talks to lower price it pays for Sharp

      Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industries has hardened its negotiating position and discussed lowering its original $6bn...

    7. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Sharp slumps on reports of Hon Hai bid delay

      Shares in Sharp slumped in Tokyo this morning amid reports that Hon Hai Precision Industry might delay finalising its...

    8. March 4, 2016

      Foxconn’s Gou determined not to lose Sharp

      For an executive with a reputation as a control freak, Terry Gou corralled an astonishingly large battalion of advisers...

    9. February 26, 2016

      Sharp looks to dispel Foxconn concerns over stalled $6bn takeover

      Sharp has moved to dispel concerns about potential new liabilities a day after Foxconn put on hold a $6bn deal to...

    10. February 25, 2016

      Sharp/Hon Hai: erring twice

      To commit a mistake and not correct it is to commit another mistake, opined Confucius. Hon Hai’s chairman Terry Gou...

    11. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Is Foxconn chief playing a game of brinkmanship?

      Talks for a $6bn takeover of Japan’s Sharp fell into disarray once more after Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry...

    12. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Foxconn's Sharp takeover almost sealed

      It seems Foxconn founder Terry Gou is not willing to wait long to close its deal with Sharp. Ahead of his meeting with...

    13. January 29, 2016

      Foxconn set to raise Sharp bid to Y700bn

      The battle to acquire Sharp is set to rumble on as Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — plans to...

    14. January 27, 2016

      Foxconn’s Terry Gou appeals to Tokyo over $5.1bn Sharp bid

      The takeover battle over troubled electronics maker Sharp has intensified after Terry Gou, founder and chairman of...

    15. January 21, 2016

      Sharp is the target of $5.1bn bidding war

      Struggling electronics group Sharp has become the object of a bidding war between Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry...

    16. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Sharp shares climb 17% on Hon Hai reports

      Sharp shares jumped as much as 17 per cent in the first hour of Tokyo trading, on hopes that Hon Hai Precision Industry...

    17. December 28, 2015

      Sharp shares rally after interest from Foxconn founder

      Sharp’s share price jumped 7 per cent in Tokyo on Monday after the chief executive of Foxconn said he could turn the...

    18. October 22, 2015

      Apple and Foxconn step up renewable energy push in China

      Apple and its biggest supplier Foxconn are together pledging to build solar power plants to produce more than 600...

    19. August 10, 2015

      Taiwan’s Foxconn hopes to avoid quagmire in bold bet on India

      Just days after unveiling plans to build a $5bn factory in western India, Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn on Monday...

    20. August 9, 2015

      Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5bn in India

      Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn will invest about $5bn over the next 5 years to build a manufacturing facility in...

    21. July 17, 2014

      Foxconn struggles to adjust to China’s changing labour landscape

      At first it looks like very expensive rubber. But Samuel Fu dips his finger into a disc of carbon nanotubing and pulls....

    22. June 30, 2014

      Foxconn takes stake in SK Group’s IT unit

      Foxconn’s largest unit said on Monday that it had paid Won381bn ($375m) for a 5 per cent stake in a Korean technology...

    23. June 25, 2014

      Foxconn sues Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi over patents

      Foxconn Technology Group announced on Wednesday that it was suing a trio of Japanese companies in a US court for...

    24. June 24, 2014

      Hon Hai faces governance challenge at AGM from global investors

      Hon Hai Precision, the Apple supplier also known as Foxconn, faces a rare challenge at its annual meeting on Wednesday...

    25. Business Blog

      June 15, 2014

      Managers wanted: must understand robots and humans

      Outsiders have been marvelling at the uncanny skills of robots for decades. In 1978, commentators on the FT’s...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2013

      London headlines

      * Argentina’s ‘holdout’ creditors fight on * Young Chinese shun factories for ‘easy’ jobs * Markets edgy as US shutdown...

    27. October 7, 2013

      Young Chinese shunning factory jobs, says Foxconn founder

      Young people across China are increasingly shunning monotonous, low-paid assembly line jobs, leaving Foxconn, the maker...

    28. September 18, 2013

      Sharp: missing the point

      Everyone has friends cooler than them, and friends who aren’t. Basking in an A-list glow helps anyone’s image. So kudos...

    29. June 27, 2013

      Foxconn founder apologises to shareholders amid falling price

      Terry Gou, the hard-charging founder of Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, does not often bow in...

    30. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2013

      Taiwan companies struggle to stop Chinese rivals poaching staff

      The stereotypical Foxconn worker is a low-paid Chinese labourer, coming from a rural Chinese province to work on one of...

    31. May 19, 2013

      Chinese cyber crime: More crooks than patriots

      On a muggy spring night five years ago in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, six young men were slowly getting...

    32. May 15, 2013

      Hon Hai (Foxconn): outfoxed

      If Terry Gou had taken his planned stake in Sharp last year, he would be only a sixth in the red following a trebling...

    33. February 3, 2013

      Foxconn plans Chinese union vote

      Foxconn, the contract manufacturer whose biggest customer is Apple, is preparing genuinely representative labour union...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2012

      2012 in review: the most read beyondbrics posts of the year

      After charts of the year and guest posts of the year, here is a list of the 15 most clicked on beyondbrics posts of...

    35. December 20, 2012

      Foxconn investment values GoPro at $2.25bn

      GoPro, the leader in a fast-growing action cam category, has earned a $2.25bn valuation after a $200m investment by...

    36. December 4, 2012

      Qualcomm agrees Y9.9bn Sharp investment

      Qualcomm, the US technology group that makes microchips for Apple’s iPhone and other mobile devices, has moved to...

    37. November 1, 2012

      Sharp admits ‘material doubt’ on survival

      Sharp has admitted there is “material doubt” about its ability to stay in business as it warned of a second year of...

    38. September 28, 2012

      Foxconn’s Gou rolls with the punches

      Steve Jobs has gone down in history as the slightly mad genius behind the iPhone and iPad. But without Terry Gou,...

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