Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Shares of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) moved sharply higher Tuesday morning on optimism over initial preorder sales of its newly unveiled middle-end model — the Desire 816 — in China, dealers said.
Google Inc. is planning to double the number of engineers in its Chrome operating system research center in Taiwan this year, as part of the U.S. search engine's biggest recruitment project in the country, a Google executive said Tuesday.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信) was the top carrier among Taiwan's three largest telecom service suppliers in February in terms of earnings per share (EPS), according statistics compiled by the companies.
Taiwan's central bank governor, Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南), stressed yesterday that Taiwan will not see deflation, and that he expects inflation to exceed 1 percent in March.
The U.S. dollar fell NT$0.02 against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday to close at NT$30.305 as traders locked in gains posted in the greenback a day earlier, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday, returning to above the 8,700-point mark, after the bellwether electronics sector staged a rebound following a slump in a session earlier, dealers said.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held off fresh monetary easing measures Tuesday, saying the economy was picking up, despite slowing growth in the last quarter of 2013 and fears that a looming tax hike will dent the recovery.
Tech titan Microsoft — which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 — is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named “Titanfall.”
The collapse of Japan's MtGox Bitcoin exchange is spilling into U.S. bankruptcy court as the company scrambles for legal cover after losing digital currency valued at US$473 million.
EBay is urging shareholders to support its directors and reject the pair put up by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn.