Sharp, Foxconn in buyout talks that could reach $5.5 billion

Sharp Corp board has gathered today to weigh the bidding offers. The competition is between the Taiwanese electronics giant, Foxconn and the Japanese government-backed establishment, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. While ICNJ has always been the favoured choice, Foxconn is giving it a stiff competition by way of doubling the offered price along with debt pay-offs and retention of management and employees.

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Sharp plans to use capital to wipe out past losses: source

Japan's Sharp Corp (6753.T) is considering using capital to reduce accumulated losses on its book, an accounting maneuver that would allow the loss-making electronics maker to resume dividend payment earlier, a source said on Saturday.

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Sharp to ax more than 10 percent of Japanese workforce

Sharp Corp is cutting more than 10 percent of its Japanese workforce starting in April, according to a Nikkei report. The embattled electronics manufacturer will slash about 3,000 jobs through voluntary retirements and expects to book about 30 billion yen

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Japan Display in talks with Apple to build iPhone screen plant: source

Japan Display Inc (6740.T) is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and is negotiating with the U.S. company for investment in the project, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday.

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Sharp to sell U.S. solar unit to Canadian Solar: report

Japan's Sharp Corp (6753.T) is set to sell its U.S.-based solar energy development unit Recurrent Energy to Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ.O) for about 30 billion yen ($247 million), the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.

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Sony outsells Samsung in Japan

Sony's Xperia A outsold Samsung's Galaxy S4, which led to DoCoMo's decision to exclude Samsung in its promotional line-up for the forthcoming winter.

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DoCoMo to select Fujitsu, Sharp, Sony smartphones for winter lineup - sources

Sources said DoCoMo would select from the smartphone models of Fujitsu, Sharp and Sony for the company's major winter product lineup.

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US$2.25 trillion hedge fund industry hurt by June sell-off

The US$2.25 trillion hedge fund industry continued to be hit by June sell-off because of Fed Chairman's remarks.

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Qualcomm finalizes investment on Sharp

Sharp has received the remaining $60 million of Qualcomm's investment, making the latter the third largest investor in the company.

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