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Improved Manufacturing in India, But Recovery?
The Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI for April 2017 matched its reading for the previous month.
What’s behind Malaysia’s Large Trade Surplus in June 2017?
Malaysia’s trade surplus jumped to 9.9 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $2.3 billion as of August 11, 2017) in June 2017—an 80% rise YoY.
Micron’s Balance Sheet Could Spell Trouble
In fiscal 2016, Micron spent a lot of money on technology transitions and acquisitions, and it looks as if it will continue to spend big in fiscal 2017.
IBM Follows Alliance Route to Enhance Its Pace in Blockchain Tech
Strategic imperatives ruled International Business Machines’ (IBM) 3Q16 results. Recently, we also discussed IBM’s new interest in blockchain technology.
KOSPI, ASX 200, and NZ 50 Gain, Singapore Index Is in the Red
South Korea’s KOSPI remained in the green on May 15. The index gained 0.53% on the day to end at 2,092.78.
Trump Hits at China, Causes Havoc in Asia
President Trump tweeted that the duty on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will increase by 15 percentage points from 10% to 25%.
Understanding the Marginal Decline in Malaysian Exports in June
Exports from Malaysia in June 2017 stood at 73.1 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $17 billion as of August 11, 2017), or 10% higher YoY.
Most Asia-Pacific Indexes Gain as Markets Wait for Powell
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index recovered today after five straight losses.
How NZ50, ASX, Singapore, KOSPI Indexes Fared Today
Australia’s ASX200 lost marginally today. Although the index was trading higher until noon, it erased those gains afterward. 70 stocks gained, while 118 fell. BHP Group (BHP) outperformed the index with marginal gains, while Rio Tinto (RIO) gained 0.64%.
ASX Recovers, KOSPI Is Flat, and Singapore Index Retreats
Australia’s ASX200 recovered today after a loss on Friday. After losing 0.55% on Friday, the index rose 0.22% today. Out of 200 stocks in the index, 83 advanced, while 103 retreated. 14 stayed unchanged today. BHP Group (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) were among the gainers, while News Corp (NWSA) lost 1.29% on the Australian Stock Exchange today.
South Korea, Singapore Indexes Lose, ASX 200 Gains
South Korea’s KOSPI continued to fall for the second straight day on May 17. The index, which fell 1.2% on May 16, extended its losses by another 0.58%.
Behind the Stock Price Movements of Qualcomm and Broadcom in November
Qualcomm (QCOM) and Broadcom (AVGO) investors have seen a lot of surprises over the past 15 days.
Where Micron’s Profit Growth Stands next to Revenue Growth
Micron is thriving in a strong memory environment, wherein increasing DRAM (dynamic random access memory) and NAND prices are driving earnings.
Inside Malaysia’s Rising Trade Surplus in May
Malaysia’s (EWM) trade performance in May 2017 appeared to benefit from improved global (ACWI) trade.
Could DRAM Prices Impact Micron’s Profitability in Fiscal 3Q17?
Micron’s gross margin could be driven by increasing DRAM prices and falling cost per bit.
Will Legal Issues Impact Qualcomm’s Fiscal 2017 Profits?
The fiscal second quarter is generally a strong one for Qualcomm in terms of profits, as its licensing revenue is at a seasonal high.
Why Salesforce Is Focusing More on the Asia-Pacific Region
Salesforce’s diversification plans tilt towards Asia-Pacific region Earlier in this series, we discussed Salesforce’s (CRM) double-digit growth in the Asia-Pacific region, which is expected to witness huge growth in the near future. Salesforce launched its first data center in 2009 in Singapore (EWS), marking the onset of its international expansion. This data center enabled the […]
Micron Technology’s 3D NAND Roadmap for 2017
Micron Technology (MU) plans to spend ~$1.8 billion in capex on ramping up the 64-tier 3D NAND and developing the third-generation 3D NAND.
Micron’s Strategy to Improve Operational Efficiencies
Micron Technology (MU) entered the 3D NAND market earlier than its competitors, as its planar NAND did not deliver good returns.
How Does NXPI Plan to Implement Its Automotive Solutions?
NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) has extended its partnership with Geely Automotive Group to jointly conduct research and development for the latter’s self-driving initiative.
Thailand’s GDP Strengthens, Trade Surplus Narrows for Indonesia
Thailand’s economy rose by 3.5% on an annual basis in 2Q16. The GDP rose at the fastest pace since 1Q13. On a quarterly basis, its GDP grew by 0.8% in 2Q16.
Bank of Korea Keeps Rates Unchanged, Asian ETFs Trade Positive
South Korea’s monetary policy committee kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 1.3%—in line with expectations.
EWA Rises despite Lower Growth in Export and Import Prices
Recently, the trade surplus for Thailand increased as imports fell lower than exports in the Thai economy. THD rose by 0.81% at 1:30 PM EST on July 28.
Why Did Singapore’s Industrial Production Fall?
Singapore’s industrial production fell on an annual basis by 0.3% in June—compared to a rise of 0.8% in the previous month and expectations of a 0.2% fall.
Inflation Levels Fall in Singapore, Malaysian Unemployment Rate Falls
The inflation rate in Singapore fell by 0.7% on an annual basis in June after a 1.6% drop in May and estimated forecasts of a contraction of 1.1%.
Australian Dollar Rises ahead of the RBA’s Minutes
The Australian dollar could gain more if the RBA doesn’t provide a strong hint of cutting interest rates. The central bank is concerned about economic growth.
Asian Markets Rise as Investors Focus on Chinese GDP Release
On a quarterly basis, the advance GDP for Singapore rose by 0.8%, marginally below estimated forecasts of 0.9%.
How Will a Devalued GBP Impact Britain’s Semiconductor Industry?
A US strong dollar would discourage British companies such as Dialog Semiconductor from acquiring US semiconductor companies.
What Does Micron’s Cash and Debt Position Say about the Company?
As of March 3, 2016, Micron’s cash reserves stood at $5.1 billion, as compared to its long-term debt of $6.5 billion.
What the Investments of Micron and Other Suppliers in 3D NAND Capacity Could Mean
Micron is moving a step further and developing 3D NAND Generation 2 technology. It expects to bring this into production in fiscal 2Q17.
Disappointing Macro Releases across South Asian Economies
Among South Asian economies, industrial production for Singapore released below expectations for May at 0.9% on an annual basis.
What Factors Affected Micron’s Profits in Fiscal 2Q16?
On a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, Micron Technology’s gross margin fell from 34% in fiscal 2Q15 to 20% in fiscal 2Q16.
Singapore Dollar Ended Negatively against Bolstered Rise in GDP
The Singapore dollar witnessed a volatile session and ended lower against the US dollar on January 4, 2016. There was faster-than-expected growth in the economy.
Singapore Dollar Fell after the Deflation Report
The Singapore dollar fell compared to the US dollar on November 23, 2015. Inflation reports showed deflationary pressures increasing in the economy.
Singapore Dollar Gained on Positive Growth Figures
The Singapore dollar gained against the US dollar on October 14, 2015. The GDP (gross domestic product) grew ahead of the forecasts in the third quarter.
Micron’s Manufacturing Base in the US and Overseas
Micron controls costs by developing a manufacturing base in countries where manufacturing costs are low, but it manufactures most of its chips in the US.