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Friday, October 24, 2014
Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity.
The dollar firmed in Asia on Thursday after an unexpected rise in U.S. inflation, while the euro struggled to recover as speculation swirls about further European Central Bank (ECB) easing measures.
World oil prices rebounded slightly on Thursday after sharp losses the previous day sparked by surging crude stockpiles in the United States.
Boeing Wednesday raised its full-year profit forecast on strong third-quarter earnings, but investors sold off shares due to concerns about high production costs of its signature 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
CommonWealth Magazine honors top firms
CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌) yesterday highlighted the nation's most renowned enterprises with the 20th edition of the Most Admired Company in Taiwan award.
 > Taiwan
Average regular monthly wages in Taiwan's non-farm sector rose 1.63 percent from a year earlier to NT$38,076 (US$1,257), the highest level on record, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday.
 > Taiwan
Thanks to friendly locals, an affordable cost of living and decent health care, Taiwan is ranked as the eighth most popular destination among global expats, based on the Expat Explorer Report 2014 released by HSBC.
 > Taiwan
Taiwanese chip-maker Himax Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that Google Inc. has decided not to exercise its previously issued purchase option to make an additional investment into a Himax unit, Himax Display Inc., which supplies liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplay technology for Google Glass.
 > Taiwan
The global economy is beset by increasing “downside risks,” Asia-Pacific finance chiefs said Wednesday, a day after growth in China hit a five-year low.
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