Archive for April 19th, 2019

TSMC books steepest quarterly profit drop in over seven years

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Taiwan’s TSMC struck an upbeat note about the outlook for the depressed global chip market, betting that a rollout of faster 5G mobile network would buoy demand, even [...]
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Wisconsin governor says he wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Wisconsin’s governor said on Wednesday he wants to renegotiate the state’s contract with Foxconn Technology Group for investment incentives because the Taiwanese [...]
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Taiwan Authorities Confiscate, Destroy China-Made Chopsticks Containing Formaldehyde

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | TheePoch Times | 6:38 AM

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TW-FDA) published a list of unqualified consumer products on April 16, which included 35,000 pairs of China-made chopsticks that [...]
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Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but [...]
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Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:38 AM

Imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says are causing [...]
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N Korea’s Kim oversees test of new weapon with ‘powerful warhead’

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a “powerful warhead”, state media reported Thursday, in the first [...]
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N Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

N Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have [...]
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ASML rejects Samsung’s involvement in IP theft case with rival

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

ASML Holding NV denied on Wednesday any involvement by its top client Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in an intellectual property theft case between the Dutch chip equipment maker [...]
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Korea’s won and everyone’s a millionaire

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:38 AM

When Chung Ju-yung, the famed South Korean entrepreneur who founded the mighty Hyundai conglomerate, was seeking to enter the shipbuilding industry in the early 1970s, his [...]
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Cheap solar panels power consumer appliance boom in N Korea

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Years after they first appeared in North Korea, increasingly cheap and available solar panels are giving a boost to consumer consumption and industry as Pyongyang tries to [...]
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Police: SKorea man set apartment on fire, killed 5 neighbours

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:38 AM

South Korean police are investigating a 42-year-old man accused of setting his apartment on fire and fatally stabbing five neighbours as they attempted to flee, in violence [...]
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Korea’s Moon kicks off three-country Central Asian tour

Korea’s Moon kicks off three-country Central Asian tour

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in kicked off a trade and investment-focused tour of Central Asia on Wednesday (April 17) with a visit to Turkmenistan, as he seeks to ease [...]
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Seoul seeks to capitalise on Stalin’s Korean deportations

Seoul seeks to capitalise on Stalin’s Korean deportations

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

South Korean president Moon Jae-in meets ethnic Koreans in Central Asia this week as he looks to capitalise on the enduring legacy of Joseph Stalin’s mass deportations [...]
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State media says new tactical weapons test overseen by N Korean leader

State media says new tactical weapons test overseen by N Korean leader

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, state media said on Thursday, the North’s first public weapons test since a second [...]
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China eyeing Trump’s late May Japan trip for potential Xi summit

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:38 AM

* Chinese officials are identifying international travel dates on President Donald Trump’s calendar that might offer potential for a summit away from US soil, three [...]
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