Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The euro sank to an 11-year low Monday but Asian equities largely recovered from early losses after an anti-austerity party won Greece's election, throwing its international bailout into doubt and raising fears it could leave the eurozone.
Saudi Arabia's new leadership will push forward efforts to diversify the growing but oil-dependent economy, while easing procedures for investors, senior officials said on Monday.
Oil fell in Asia Monday after the anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections, dealing a further blow to the struggling euro, analysts said.
German businesses are confident about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, a new poll showed Monday, as a weaker euro and falling oil prices are set to boost the country's exporters.
Monday, January 26, 2015
MediaTek Inc., Taiwan's leading fabless semiconductor company, announced Sunday that its MT6975 smartphone chip has received certification in record time by China Mobile.
Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan will increase slightly on Monday, following a small rise in international oil prices last week, CPC Corp., Taiwan said Sunday.
The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday.
XYZprinting Inc. (三緯國際), a unit of the Taiwanese electronics conglomerate New Kinpo Group (新金寶), on Thursday set a goal of becoming the world's largest maker of three-dimension (3D) printers this year.
A large majority of Taiwanese who make purchases on mobile devices spend more than NT$1,000 a month, according to a survey conducted by the government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry (III, 資策會).
The daily quota for Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan under the Free Independent Traveler (FIT) program will likely be raised to 5,000 from the current 4,000 before the March 5 Lantern Festival, according to the Tourism Bureau.