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Friday, April 17, 2015
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar on Thursday, shedding NT$0.077 to close at NT$31.253 as traders here were encouraged by the strength of other regional currencies to buy into the local unit, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan closed up more than 1 percent Thursday as the semiconductor sector staged a strong technical rebound following gains on the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index overnight, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Protests for US$15 minimum wage expand scale
The Fight for US$15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.
Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros (US$16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator.
US fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season to prevent overfishing
U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved an early closure of commercial sardine fishing off the West Coast to prevent overfishing.
Toyota building plants worldwide; seeks growth
Toyota plans to build new auto assembly plants in Mexico and China, ending a self-imposed 3-year break from expansion over quality concerns due to massive recalls.
Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the Internet, a U.S. government report warns.
Australia's unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent in March, data showed Thursday, a better-than-expected reading that could ease pressure on the central bank to further cut interest rates.
Rising corporate profits and a jump in oil prices helped push the stock market to a modest gain on Wednesday.
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Thursday, retaining support from a surprisingly upbeat U.S. supply report a day earlier, analysts said.
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