Robyn Mak joined Reuters Breakingviews in 2013. Previously, she was a Research Associate for the Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society in New York where she focused on US-Iran relations, US-Myanmar relations and sustainability issues in Asia. She has also worked as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC and interned at several consulting firms, including the Albright Stonebridge Group. She holds a masters degree in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University.
The video game may have raked in as much as $2.4 bln in sales last year, more than any 2018 Hollywood blockbuster. Now Netflix says it is threatened too. Success comes from mass appeal: both young and old gamers are hooked. Streaming giants and movie outfits are right to be alarmed.
China's telecoms-equipment giant is in crisis. Its CFO has been arrested over alleged sanctions violations, and a security backlash has intensified in Europe. As the race to dominate next-generation wireless technology speeds up, Huawei's woes will have costly ramifications.
Taiwan's $183 bln chipmaker expects revenue to fall sharply this quarter. Weak demand for mobile handsets is one problem. But the pain may be short-lived. TSMC’s cutting-edge semiconductors will help to win customers in AI and 5G. That should ease its dependence on Apple.