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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Shares in Taiwan suffered heavy losses Tuesday as the bellwether electronics sector took a dive amid lingering worries over the weakness of global demand for high-tech devices, dealers said.
EVA Air, Boeing finalize nation's largest ever jet order
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, finalized its orders of 26 widebody jets on Tuesday with Boeing, which is Taiwan's largest ever commercial airplane purchase.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$32.746 as traders here were encouraged by the strength of other currencies in the region to raise their holdings in the local unit, dealers said.
Taiwan and Japan will hold an annual meeting on economic and trade issues in Tokyo Nov. 25-26, which this year will cover food issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
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The Tourism Bureau has invited 15 Bollywood actors to take part in a photoshoot at famous scenic spots in Taiwan for a calendar that will be used to help attract Bollywood filmmakers to the country, a bureau official said Tuesday.
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Taiwan's largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, said Tuesday it will work with local shopping website MyDay to have online purchases from overseas delivered to its 5,000-plus outlets around Taiwan.
German auto giant Volkswagen, mired in a massive emissions cheating scandal, said Monday that it has found technical solutions for more than 90 percent of the vehicles affected in Europe.
United Auto Workers stung by tough contract talks with Detroit automakers
The U.S. United Auto Workers (UAW) union started the year with a roar. It's ending with a grumble. With Detroit automakers profitable once again, the union promised workers big gains in its new contracts with Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. At a convention in March, UAW President Dennis Williams raised a fist and proclaimed, "It's our time."
After delays, Palestinians get high-speed mobile data
Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.
Eurozone finance ministers approved a 2 billion euro (US$2.1 billion) payment to Greece on Monday, declaring that Athens had successfully met the strict reform commitments demanded in the country's bailout.
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