Thursday, July 31, 2014
Taiwan's share market on Wednesday gained 55.14 points, or 0.58 percent, at 9447.02 while the U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar by NT$0.05 to close at NT$30.01.
Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent Tuesday after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.
The New York Times Co. on Tuesday reported a sharp drop in profits as lower advertising revenues offset gains in digital subscriptions.
The U.S. Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting Tuesday under rising pressure to step off its ultra-dovish stance to address rising inflation and worries of overheated markets.
Japan's factory output in June logged its sharpest fall since the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, hit largely by drops in cars and industrial machine production, official data showed Wednesday.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.
Sony said Wednesday it would de-list its shares from the London Stock Exchange after 44 years because of thin trading volume, following a series of pullouts by other Japanese firms.
Shares in Skymark plunged for a second straight day Wednesday wiping out a quarter of its value — about US$64 million — after Airbus said it has cancelled a deal with the Japanese budget airline worth more than US$2 billion.
South Korea's industrial output rebounded in June from two months of decline, with mobile and semiconductor products leading the way, government data showed Wednesday.
India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised US$1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.