Thursday, December 12, 2013
Google Inc. said Wednesday it will double its original planned investment of US$300 million in a data center in central Taiwan to US$600 million.
Eyeing the demand for cash by individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) during the Lunar New Year, DBS Taiwan has recently commenced its annual “Red Envelope Loan” (紅包貸) service.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at the day's high of NT$29.640 as the local central bank's continued intervention helped the greenback recoup its earlier losses, dealers said.
Auto giant General Motors said Wednesday it will close its Holden plants in Australia by 2017, prompting Toyota to review its operations as unions warned the car industry was finished.
General Motors Tuesday named company veteran Mary Barra as its new chief executive, making her the first woman ever to lead a major automaker.
EU finance ministers agreed Wednesday to meet again next week to finalize details of a “Banking Union” meant to prevent failing banks from ever again wrecking the economy.
The price gap between bitcoins trading in Chinese yuan and those sold for other currencies has evaporated recently, highlighting the porous nature of China's capital controls.
South Korea's unemployment rate fell slightly to 2.9 percent in November, as healthcare and other service industries added more jobs, official data showed Wednesday.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, will continue to grow moderately in the final quarter of this year, the economy ministry predicted on Wednesday.