Saturday, October 25, 2014
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.413, as an improvement in the U.S. jobless claims report released overnight bolstered the greenback, dealers said.
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest online retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
Flush with a reported US$5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Shares in Japanese auto giant Toyota advanced in Tokyo trade on Friday following a report it is set to book a record operating profit in the six-month period to September.
Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in a factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for use in Apple's products.
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to US$100 million.
Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.
The dollar edged down against the yen in Asia on Friday after rallying on good economic data, with the first confirmed Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.
Oil prices resumed their slide in Asian trade Friday following a sharp rebound the day before as investors wait for more signs of economic growth in Europe, analysts said.