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Thursday, May 7, 2015
U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.
Taiwan's service exports grew at a double-digit pace in 2014 but still lagged those of Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea -- the three other members of the traditional "Four Asian Tigers" -- according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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For Taiwan's health care industry, the coming five years are critical for maximizing consulting opportunities in mainland China, an industry member said yesterday.
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Shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) moved lower Wednesday morning despite posting its highest monthly sales of the year in April because the strong sales had already been factored into the stock's price, dealers said.
Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it will recruit flight attendants in Taiwan, part of a growing trend among airlines serving the region that require Mandarin-speaking personnel to handle the increasing number of travelers from China.
According to the government's database, the volume of real estate trading nationwide plunged NT$1 trillion last year, which is indicative of the impact yielded by the government's "house-hitting" policy.
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China Airlines' Family Couch earns Leisure Travel Award
China Airlines' (中華航空) unique Family Couch seating, which is available on the airline's newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, took the Global Traveler's Leisure Travel Award (休閒旅遊卓越創新獎) this year.
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Wednesday after bargain hunters turned active, helping the market recoup almost all of its earlier losses at the end of the session, dealers said.
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Intel Corp. on Wednesday launched new Xeon processors that enable real-time analytics for big data and said they will initially be used in the products of 17 system manufacturers, including Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc.
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