Chief of Taiwan's Foxconn says rise of protectionism unavoidable
TAIPEI The head of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Sunday that the rise of protectionism is unavoidable.
MUMBAI Indian banks have been asked by the Reserve Bank of India to restrict financing of purchases of gold in the form of bullion, jewellery and coins or units of exchange traded funds, in the latest of the measure to restrict gold imports to counter ballooning fiscal deficit.
"This won't impact gold trade as only 1 percent of traders used to depend on this form of financing," said Kumar Jain, vice chairman of Mumbai Jewellers Association, which groups 15,000 jewellers.
Industry officials said traders hypothecate the gold stocks with the banks to finance their working capital requirements.
Gold imports into India rose 9 percent to 223 tonnes in the September quarter, after a decline of more than 50 percent in the first half to June as doubling of import duty and record high prices dented sales. (Reporting by Siddesh Mayenkar; Editing by Anand Basu)
TOKYO With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones.
Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones.