Saturday, April 12, 2014
Taiwan should use trade talks with the United States in order to prove its commitment to conducting the economic reforms needed to enter the regional economic bloc known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the U.S. de facto ambassador to Taiwan said during a recent interview., 3 Comments
The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.
A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers an hour hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast Friday night, officials said, as tens of thousands of people hunkered down amid warnings of devastation.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he is "very confident" that signals detected in the search for Flight MH370 are from the aircraft's black box, whose batteries are waning fast more than a month after the plane vanished.
Just three weeks after stepping down, former longtime Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage, has died. He was 64.
The occupation of the Legislative Yuan drew to an end yesterday as student-led activists filed out of the Legislature and passed out sunflowers to the cheering crowds, vowing to spread the movement throughout Taiwan.
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The United States downplayed the possibility yesterday that delayed legislative passage of the trade-in-services agreement between Taiwan and China will affect Washington's stance on Taipei's bid to join the proposed U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
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China reported an unexpected contraction in exports in March, raising the danger of job losses as Beijing tries to overhaul its slowing economy.
Bailed-out Greece returned to bond markets with a bang on Thursday after a four-year exclusion, raising 3.0 billion euros and sending a major signal that the eurozone debt crisis is fading.
China Thursday unveiled a plan allowing cross-trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock markets, in the mainland's latest move to open up its capital markets and promote the yuan as an international currency.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Italy said Wednesday that 4,000 migrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days -- the highest number since it launched a naval operation to rescue them in the wake of two shipwrecks last year.