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Friday, February 27, 2015
Chinese state-owned banks loaned US$22.1 billion to Latin American countries last year, helping to keep afloat struggling economies that have been hit hard by a fall in prices for oil, minerals and other commodities that they export, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. think tank the Inter-American Dialogue.
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A plunge in gas prices last month lowered American consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.
Taiwan registered a record high annual current account surplus and financial account net outflow for full year 2014, following a similar performance in the fourth quarter, the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) said Thursday.
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Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday called for the nation to take notice of the dramatic drop of 180,000 people in Taiwan's workforce each year starting in 2016.
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Taiwan's Compal Electronics Inc. (仁寶), the world's second-largest contract maker of laptops, said Thursday that its notebook PC shipments will remain flat this year but will still outperform the overall market.
Taiwan's Compal Electronics Inc. (仁寶), the world's second-largest contract maker of laptops, on Thursday reported its highest quarterly earnings per share (EPS) in the past 16 quarters.
China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest carrier, announced Thursday that it will hire 400 new flight attendants later this year.
ASML confirmed that its customer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC, 台積電) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step toward insertion of EUV lithography in volume production of semiconductors, according to the company.
Three mountain scenic areas in Northern Taiwan have attracted the largest number of visitors during the just-ended six-day Lunar New Year holiday Feb. 18-23, said the Tourism Bureau.
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Foxconn targets 70% automation in 3 years: Gou
Foxconn's Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, yesterday said he hopes 70 percent of assembly can be automated within three years.
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