The Freeland File
Aerospace & Defense
Global Market Data
Lucy P. Marcus
David Cay Johnston
The Great Debate
Jack & Suzy Welch
Macro & Markets
Lipper Awards 2012
Personal Finance Video
Analysis: Romney can still win, but it won't be easy
Egypt's mufti urges Muslims to endure insults peacefully
20 Sep 2012
Wal-Mart stops selling Amazon Kindles
20 Sep 2012
Apple still draws crowds in Asia with new iPhone 5
Pakistani protesters clash with police on Muslim "Day of Love"
New video shows Romney saying Palestinians don’t want peace
Romney derides Obama supporters in hidden camera speech
Ryan, taking hard line, vows to repeal Obama healthcare law
Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more | Photo caption
How to eat an insect
An event in Brussels touts the nutritional value of insects. Slideshow
Children will resiliently find places to play, even if the locations are heavily polluted. Slideshow
Panasonic unsure when can restart protest-damaged Qingdao plant
China's Xi says Japan's purchase of disputed isles a farce
Wed, Sep 19 2012
Anti-Japan protests reignite across China on occupation anniversary
Tue, Sep 18 2012
Japan brandname firms shut China plants after protest violence
Mon, Sep 17 2012
WRAPUP 3-Japanese firms shut China plants, US urges calm in islands row
Mon, Sep 17 2012
China struggles to curb anger as protesters denounce Japan
Sun, Sep 16 2012
Analysis & Opinion
No BRIC without China
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:16pm EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp (6752.T) said it did not know when it will be able to resume production at its protest-damaged factory in the Chinese port city of Qingdao, and it could not yet give an estimate on how the plant closure will affect its earnings.
Anti-Japan protesters had ripped out and bashed equipment and supplies at the Qingdao plant, which makes electronic parts such as switches, the struggling maker of Viera TVs said in a statement on Friday.
A flare-up in a diplomatic row over a group of East China Sea islands, called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, triggered mass protests in China and heightened maritime tensions as Chinese boats approached waters claimed by Japan.
Panasonic restarted some production at its partially damaged circuit board plant in Suzhou, eastern China, on Monday, and it said it plans to restart soon its telephone factory in Zhuhai, southeastern China, where about 10 Chinese workers had demonstrated.
Smarting from a strong yen, Panasonic is racing to streamline costs to catch up to bigger rival Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), after posting a record net loss in the year ended in March.
(Reporting by Mayumi Negishi; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
Related Quotes and News
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.