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For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.
 
The Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC) under the government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry said Thursday that slower sales of Apple Inc. devices could have an adverse impact on the output of Taiwan's contract electronics makers.
 > Taiwan
 
The iconic home of Mickey Mouse said on Wednesday it would no longer print and sell its beloved currency, the Disney dollar, sparking a buying frenzy among collectors.
 
Building big
Workers build bamboo scaffolding sticking out over a congested road in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 24. Bamboo scaffolding is still often used in Hong Kong for construction projects.
 
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.076 to close at NT$32.576, as foreign investors continued to move funds into the region, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
 
Higher-yielding currencies in Asia moved higher against the U.S. dollar Thursday, as sentiment in emerging markets picked up as Brent crude passed US$50 a barrel for the first time this year.
 
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Thursday as the broader market fell into consolidation mode after making a strong showing in the previous few sessions, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
 
Takata shares skyrocketed in afternoon trade Thursday, following a report that U.S. private equity firm KKR wants to take control of the embattled airbag supplier.
 
Standard & Poor's, a U.S.-based ratings agency, said Thursday that Taiwan's gross domestic product is expected to grow just 1.8 percent in 2016, lagging behind its Asian rivals Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.
 > Taiwan
 
What exactly do we agree to when we download a smartphone app? To prove the "absurdity" of lengthy terms and conditions, some Norwegians are reading those of 33 apps, from Tinder to iTunes, in a live two-day readathon.
 
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