The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up (Week to 29 Sept)

Reports on Graphite Electrode Market and much more

Reports / Flash Notes Published This Week: Headlines at a Glance

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1. Graphite Electrode Market – Hopes for Higher Graphite Prices Amid Industry Restructuring

Company / Sector / Thematic Comments at a Glance

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Politics

1. Oct 22nd Elections – a Two-Horse Race Now?
Technology: Consumer and Industrial Electronics / Electronic Components
2. Telecom Network Testing-Plays Rise: Anritsu (6754) / Artiza Networks (6778)
3. Toshiba (6502): Toshiba Memory Sale: Perhaps a Fitting End to Act One
4. Apple Supply Chain: Similar Comments about a Pick Up in H2 from NOK and Alps

Chemicals / Electronic Materials

5. Shin-Etsu Chemical (4063): Hiking Prices in Texas after Harvey
6. Sumitomo Chemical (4005): Nucleic Acid Drug Exposure Raised – Read-across to Nitto Denko
7. Japanese M&A: Many Different Strategic Approaches
8. Hoya (7741): Investment in the Acquisition of Toshiba Memory
9. iPhone X – For Want of a… Facial Recognition Sensor
10. Japan Display (6740): LCD Screens to Still Be Used in Future iPhones?
11. LiB Plays Hoovered Up on News that Dyson is to Enter the EV Market
12. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma (4506): Moves to Cut Staffing
13. Graphite Electrode Market Outlook
14. Zeon Corp (4205): Revises Up on Strong Film Sales

Autos

15. Suzuki (7269): Needs to go Electric
16. Mitsubishi Motors (7211): New EV Offensive
17. Dyson: A New Competitor in the Auto Industry
18. Toyota (7203): Expands Hybrid Production Capacity / Saudi Arabia
19. Toyota, Mazda & Denso’s JV for EVs / China EV Sales Quota Delayed
20. Isuzu (7202) and Hino (7205) Cautious on Japan Sales Outlook

Auto Parts / Machinery

21. Performance of Automation and Auto Parts:
22. Shanghai Story Takes Some of the Shine off Koito (7276)
23. NGK Spark Plug (5334): FY17 H1 Guidance Raised, Anticipate Full Year to be Raised at H1
24. The “Heavies”: Reverse Stock Splits / Restructuring Hopes for IHI

Internet

25. Yahoo Japan (4689): Upping its Content Provision Interaction
26. MVNOs’ Disadvantage vs. the Big 3 Telco Giants in Marketing iPhones; Implications for Rakuten
27. LINE (3938): Live Video Ads
28. Nexon (3659) Boosts its Exposure to Mobile Gaming
29. Encouraging Indicators for CyberAgent (4751)

PSA Company Visits, Tours and Interviews

•Calls with Shin-Etsu Chemical (4063), Hoya Corp (7741), Zeon Corp (4205)
•Attended information meeting of Sumitomo Chemical (4005)

List of PSA Published Reports as of July 2017

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