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July, 26, 2016

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Microsoft said Tuesday it posted a profit of US$3.1 billion in the just-ended quarter, swinging into the black a year after hefty charges from writing off mobile phone assets.
 
Europe's main stock markets rose Wednesday, led higher by eurozone indices on the eve of an interest rate decision from the European Central Bank.
 
More than 65 percent of businesses violated overtime regulations laid out in labor laws, according to a survey by 1111 Job Bank, one of the largest recruitment agencies in the nation.
 > Taiwan
 
The U.S. dollar broadly rose Wednesday as another positive round of U.S. data fanned speculation the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates, while central banks elsewhere consider stimulus measures to kick start growth.
 
Consumer electronics show opens next Thursday
Models hold up placards of featured brands and their products at a press conference ahead of the Taipei Computer Applications Show (台北電腦應用展) on Wednesday, July 20. The four-day event will be held from next Thursday, July 28 to Aug.
 > Taiwan
 
Export orders in June crawled back 5.9 percent to US$35.7 billion from May, yet sank 2.4 percent year-on-year and entered the 15th straight month of decline for the nation, worse than the 12-month streak during the global financial crisis in 2008, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) reported Wednesday.
 > Taiwan
 
Oil prices recovered slightly Wednesday from two-month lows, as traders looked ahead to U.S. energy inventory data for indications of demand in the world's biggest crude consumer.
 
The head of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority is resigning, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play.
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said Tuesday that all of the 37 banks registered in Taiwan passed a stress test held in April.
 > Taiwan
 
Visitors to Taiwan often choose to spend their time enjoying the country's food culture and scenic sites, but a group of Mexican students who visited Taiwan last week decided to create a different memory for themselves.
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