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Foxconn to delay display panel production in China's Guangzhou - Nikkei

Foxconn to delay display panel production in China's Guangzhou - Nikkei
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's building in Taipei, Taiwan, March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu   -   Copyright  Tyrone Siu(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Foxconn Technology Group will delay most of its planned production in a $9 billion (7 billion pounds) display panel project in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou for a minimum of six months, Nikkei reported on Thursday, citing internal documents obtained by the media outlet.

The development follows a Reuters report on Wednesday that said the company is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus in the United States.

The uncertainty around Foxconn’s projects in China and the United States comes amid trade tensions between the two economies on issues such as tariffs, industrial subsidies, intellectual property and cyber security.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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