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iPhone X: red-hot demand for Apple’s new smartphone is expected to lead to a relatively rapid recovery for Foxconn. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn reported a 39 per cent slide in quarterly profits, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple products saw margins squeezed b(...)

Since 1985, the proportion of high-tech goods shipped has grown from just 18.8 per cent to 52.2 per cent in 2014, helping to make Taiwan Asia’s fifth-largest economy.

At first glance, Ireland and Taiwan might not seem to have much in common. But both are small island states that have what might be diplomatically des(...)

The rebooted Nokia 3310 has bigger screens, 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time

The Nokia 3310 is back. The much-loved handset returns to Ireland next week when it goes on sale for €59.99. The original 3310 sold 126 million phon(...)

Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device

Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smart(...)

Apple is said to be keen on investing at least several billion dollars to take a stake of more than 20 per cent in Toshiba’s semiconductor business.

Apple is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday – th(...)

Commuters on a mix of personal and bike-share bicycles  in Beijing.  Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Whizzing along in a phalanx of Flying Pigeon bicycles, surrounded by the rhythmic pedalling of commuters, was one of the giddy pleasures of getting ar(...)

A Nokia 3310 device is displayed after its presentation ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Nokia’s newly revitalised phone business saw it re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world’s most p(...)

A man walks next to Chevrolet vehicles at a GM dealership in Miami, Florida: the Center for Automotive Research warns a tariff of 35 per cent could cut US car sales by 450,000 a year and cost 31,000 car industry-related jobs across the US. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Last year some two million cars were shipped to the US from Mexico. GM, the biggest US carmaker, imported 315,000 of its full-size Chevrolet Silverado(...)

Drivers at a rest area between Zhengzhou and Shanghai in China. Unmarked trucks carry loads of iPhones destined for New York, London and other places around the world.  Photograph: The New York Times

A vast, boxy customs centre acts as a busy island of commerce deep in central China. Government officers, in sharply pressed uniforms, race around a m(...)

The iPhone 7 plus is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on  Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Soon enough, we will see the first obituaries for openness, free trade and globalisation. When those writers ponder how wealthy countries turned towar(...)

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