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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Southwest Airlines Co.'s fourth-quarter net income slipped 10 percent due to the effect of fuel-hedging contracts that lost value as oil prices tumbled, but the company's results beat Wall Street expectations.
Friday, January 23, 2015
ECB deploys quantitative easing against deflation
The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday unveiled plans for a massive program of bond purchases to avert the threat of deflation in the euro area.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest carrier, teamed up Thursday with local computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) to jointly develop a cloud computing-based telecommunications platform for enterprises.
Taiwanese computer makers Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) continued to lose ground to bigger rivals in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region during the fourth quarter, despite strong consumer demand over the holiday season.
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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) is making a fitness band resulting from its new partnership with Under Armour Inc. (UA), an American sports clothing and accessories supplier, according to Forbes magazine.
China's controversial telecommunications equipment maker Huawei supports the ruling Communist Party and loves the country, its CEO said Thursday, but stressed Beijing has never asked it to spy on the United States or others.
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi (小米) Corp.'s newly launched 5.7-inch smartphone is expected to boost sales and profits for FIH Mobile Ltd. (富智康), a unit of Taiwanese contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group (富士康), according U.S. brokerage Morgan Stanley.
Unemployment drops to lowest level in 14 years
Unemployment in Taiwan registered a 0.10-point monthly fall in December to 3.79 percent, the lowest level for December in 14 years, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
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Turkish authorities conducted an investigation near the end of last year on global cellphone companies, placing Taiwanese electronics manufacturers HTC (宏達電), Asus (華碩) and Acer on a list of firms that will be subject to import tariffs on their goods entering Turkey.
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The average regular monthly wage in Taiwan for the first 11 months of last year rose 1.76 percent from a year earlier on the back of an economic recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
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