Friday, March 7, 2014
Five banks at the center of London's gold trade have been sued in New York for manipulating prices, in the latest accusation of fraudulent collusion in the global finance hub.
Yahoo on Wednesday confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google.
Shares rose ahead of a monthly policy meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday as easing tensions in the Ukraine kept markets stable after their recent bout of volatility.
The U.S. dollar firmed in Asia on Thursday after a Federal Reserve report boosted optimism over the U.S. economy, while investors await a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting.
Oil prices declined further Thursday but stayed above US$101 per barrel as concern about Ukraine eased and U.S. supplies rose.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The central bank said on Tuesday that the United States Federal Reserve's tapering off of its quantitative easing (QE) program has had less of an impact on Taiwan than on other emerging economies, according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
The Council of Agriculture (COA) dispatched investigators to southern markets in Taiwan to probe the recent increase in pork prices yesterday, stating that should figures continue to increase, the possibility of illegal markups and attempted monopolization will increase, possibly necessitating the involvement of the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
China is targeting growth of about 7.5 percent in 2014, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday, promising to “declare war” on pollution as the government pledges to transform the world's second-largest economy.
Australia's economy expanded a better-than-expected 0.8 percent in the last three months of 2013 as the commodity-powered nation's transition away from its reliance on the mining sector picked up speed, data showed Wednesday.
Price-conscious buyers looking to get their hands on the US$25 smartphone running Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox mobile operating system may be disappointed to hear that it is unlikely to hit the market this year, according to analysts in Taiwan.