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Lenovo profit beats estimates as top PC maker extends lead — HONG KONG-Lenovo Group profit beat analyst estimates as the world's biggest PC maker widened its lead over rivals. A strong U.S. dollar hurt sales. Net income for the three months ended March fell 37 per cent to $100 million (U.S.), Lenovo said in a statement.

Hon Hai Rises After Beating Profit Estimates, Doubling Dividend — Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. rose to the highest in more than five months in Taipei after the maker of Apple Inc. iPhones posted profit that beat estimates and said it would double dividends. Shares climbed 2.7 percent to NT$95.60 as of 9:16 a.m. in Taipei, the highest intraday since Dec.

Hon Hai by the Numbers: Five Key Metrics From Latest Earnings — Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the largest member of billionaire Terry Gou's Foxconn Technology Group, reported first-quarter results Friday. While sales missed estimates, net income for the contract manufacturer of iPhones and iPads surprised on the upside.

Hon Hai Profit Surges Most in 2 Years as IPhone Lifts Sales — Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. profit surged the fastest in more than two years as it pared costs through increased efficiency in making electronic devices including Apple Inc.'s iPhone. First-quarter net income climbed 55 percent to NT$30.4 billion ($998 million), beating the NT$28.6 billion average of 13 analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Apple teams with World Wildlife Fund on sustainable forest intiative in China

Apple Working With WWF China to Manage Sustainable Forests — Apple Inc. and the World Wildlife Fund will work together to manage as many as 1 million acres of forests across China as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook arrives in Beijing to announce new environmental initiatives.

Alibaba replaces CEO as Jack Ma confronts China slowdown — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. named a new chief executive officer, nine months after a record initial public offering, as China's biggest e-commerce operator posted a 45 per cent increase in revenue. Daniel Zhang will become CEO on May 10, replacing Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the board as vice chairman, the company said Thursday.

Foxconn Teams With Meitu For Selfie Phone Expansion — Meitu Inc. will form a venture with Foxconn Technology Group to expand in Southeast Asia and India as the Chinese maker of mobile photo software seeks to triple sales at its burgeoning smartphone unit. Both companies will put "tens of millions" of dollars into the venture, with investment to increase as the business grows, Meitu Chairman Mike Cai said in a phone interview.

IPhone Maker Seeks $1.7 Billion in U.K. for Work in Clean Energy — Foxconn Technology Group is in talks with U.K. investors to raise about $1.7 billion for green initiatives as the maker of iPhones boosts its work on projects designed to save energy.

Taiwan’s Ma Seeks Domestic Reconciliation After China Backlash — (Bloomberg) -- President Ma Ying-jeou called for social reconciliation within Taiwan after student protests and electoral defeats served to rebut his pro-China policies. "Outspoken youth and their online networking re-energized our society. Some people welcomed it, while others had reservations," Ma, 64, said in a New Year address from the presidential office in Taipei.
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May 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Foxconn's FIH Mobile first Indian-made smartphone spurred by @narendramodi policies, growing handset mkt, chairman says

May 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Foxconn's FIH unit to keep India factories to less than 10,000 workers, have multiple sites, Chairman Tong says

May 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: FIH, Foxconn's handset unit, to produce its first "Made in India" smartphone by year end, Chairman says in interview

May 25, 2015

Moove over Spring Airlines Have a cow, man Udderly incredible Milking this for every pun I can No bull @clemtan…

May 21, 2015

We never supported the Chinese government to ban foreign brands. We don’t want to see US govt ban our products @Yuanqing_Lenovo says

May 21, 2015

We want the U.S. and China governments to "trust each other," Lenovo CEO @Yuanqing_Lenovo tells me and @edwininla today.

May 20, 2015

AP: Small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine crashed into Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

May 15, 2015

Foxconn by the Numbers: Five Key Metrics From Hon Hai's Earnings via @business

May 15, 2015

SHARING THAT IPHONE CASH: Foxconn's Hon Hai unit announces it'll double cash dividend to a record, a figure 50% higher than forecast

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