Friday, May 22, 2015
For sale online to a wealthy Chinese buyer: historic Italian villa, starting price US$16.4 million, immigration possible.
Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an expansion into video and original content, reaching beyond music as the company faces challenges to its dominance and strives to turn a profit.
World stock markets were lackluster Thursday after mainland China's economy showed new signs of weakness but the Shanghai benchmark surged on hopes for more government stimulus.
Oil prices rose in Asia Thursday after a decline in U.S. petroleum stockpiles and production boosted hopes of an easing in the global supply glut, analysts said.
The U.S. dollar edged down Thursday after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting all but ruled out a June interest rate hike.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Auto parts company Iron Force Industrial Co. (劍麟) said yesterday that air bags received from Takata Corp. have no safety issues in the midst of the largest vehicle recall in the United States due to the Japanese merchant's defective air bags.
Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Wednesday that it will launch flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Okinawa June 29 to capitalize on increasing interest in travel between the two countries.
International orders received in April fell 4 percent compared with a year ago, putting an end to almost two years of consecutive growth the nation has seen.
The nation's finance minister, who is leading revisions of his ministry's property tax scheme, said yesterday the completed draft will include a surface rights tax that is expected to lighten payments.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday as investors locked in profits they had built up a session earlier amid cautious sentiment ahead of the release of the latest policymaking meeting minutes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, dealers said.