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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Britain's four biggest lenders have passed the Bank of England's (BOE) stress tests, which are designed to show their ability to withstand a new economic crisis, the central bank said Tuesday.
A U.S. judge Monday expressed doubt toward the government's e-book antitrust case against Apple, saying the tech giant was challenging “predatory” pricing from rival Amazon.
Asian markets mostly slipped Tuesday following a sell-off in Europe and the United States, as oil prices plunged to more than five-year lows and data indicated Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in December.
The dollar hit a new record against the ruble in Asia Tuesday as plunging oil prices and geopolitical tensions slam the Russian economy, while worries about the global outlook push investors fleeing for safe investments.
Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a U.S. ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.
Brent oil slumped Tuesday to a new five-year low below US$60 per barrel, as shrinking Chinese manufacturing activity stoked global demand concerns, with sentiment also plagued by over-supply.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
One of the major challenges Taiwan is facing in Southeast Asia is the lack of free trade agreements (FTAs), causing major disadvantages for Taiwanese businesses in the long run, a Foreign Ministry official said yesterday.
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High tariffs on some items and lengthy customs clearance processes remain among the greatest challenges faced by Taiwanese exporters to China, said Peter Huang, president & CEO of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), on Monday.
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Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia X confirmed Monday its order of 55 long-haul A330Neo passenger planes from Airbus at a list price of US$15 billion, in what is the biggest single order for the line of aircraft.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma yesterday (馬雲) in Taipei urged Taiwanese business leaders to repair a private-sector culture that is unfriendly toward youth.
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