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Saturday, July 19, 2014
The dollar edged up in Asian trade Friday after tumbling in New York on news that a Malaysia Airlines jet had crashed in Ukraine killing almost 300 people, with the U.S. saying it had been shot down.
The price of oil continued to climb on Friday, reaching nearly US$104 a barrel on concerns that the tensions over Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia could disrupt global supplies.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Hello Kitty designer defends cat as brand turns 40
The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Microsoft said Thursday it would slash 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority from the integration of the Nokia unit acquired this year.
CTBC Financial Holding Co.'s (中信金控) banking arm CTBC Bank (中信銀) yesterday celebrated the company's 40th year anniversary as an issuer of credit cards.
A U.S. job search website has put mail carrier, farmer, meter reader, newspaper reporter and travel agent on its annual list of the most-endangered jobs, underscoring the changes in the job landscape triggered by evolving information and communications technologies.
Gearing up for its expansion into the Tainan market at year-end, Hotel Royal Nikko (老爺酒店) on Thursday inked an agreement with local authorities and polytechnic universities to build its talent pool.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密) Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) yesterday won a bidding match to purchase Taiwan's top-notch Lishan Tea at a cost of NT$1 million per kilogram, and part of it will be sent to TSMC Chairman Morris Chang (張忠謀) as a gift.
Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
South American presidents hailed on Wednesday the creation of a development bank by the BRICS group of emerging powers as an alternative to the Western-dominated global financial system.
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