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Thursday, September 18, 2014
A new cost-competitive 28-nanometer process developed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台灣積體電路) may help the world's largest contract chip maker gain more market share, according to Germany's Deutsche Bank AG.
 > Taiwan
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.026 to close at NT$30.134 amid expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep its key interest rates low, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
A recent report from National Development Council (NDC, 國家發展委員) showed that population growth in Taiwan is expected to start falling in 2022, four years earlier than expected.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Wednesday as the bellwether electronics sector made a comeback in the wake of gains posted on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Sony expects its annual loss to swell to US$2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.
Richemont, number two in the luxury products world after LVMH, blamed falling sales in Asia for sluggish growth in the first part of its financial year, in a statement on Wednesday.
Russia and Zimbabwe signed Tuesday a US$3 billion deal to jointly mine platinum in the southern African country, the world's third largest producer, with Moscow providing the investment funds.
Despite sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuela's government is facing mounting concerns about its solvency, prompting a downgrade that has added to Latin America's recent economic bad news.
Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.
French bank Societe Generale said Tuesday it was unblocking 2 billion euros in low-cost loans for small business as the European Central Bank (ECB) began a program to boost lending amid struggling growth in the eurozone.
  
  
  
  
  
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