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Monday, December 15, 2014
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will increase 15.2 percent to nearly US$44 billion in 2015, according to trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International's (SEMI) annual forecast.
The transaction value of commercial properties for the first 11 months of this year fell to a nearly three-year low, with Yung Ching Realty Group attributing the decline to a move by many local life insurers to focus on overseas property markets.
The International Monetary Fund's number two said on Saturday he was “impressed” by war-torn Ukraine's plans for economic changes aimed at staving off bankruptcy and a foreign debt default.
For investors interested in betting on currencies, the divergence of some of the world's largest economies on their approach to interest rates is striking.
McDonald's is betting that a slimmed-down menu and a push toward greater customization will help it reverse a troubling decline in sales in the U.S.
An Indian court has rejected German drug giant Bayer's bid to block a generic version of its blockbuster cancer treatment Nexavar by a local drugmaker, a move hailed by activists on Saturday.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
A new luxury apparent complex in Taipei allows residents to drive sports cars directly up to their floor; the apartment was viewed at an exclusive press conference yesterday, but starting prices have yet to be disclosed.
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Crashing oil prices dragged U.S. stocks to one of their worst losses of the year Friday, completing a global rout of equity markets after what has been for many a banner year.
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The Economics Ministry yesterday trashed reports that claimed differences within Taiwan's delegation had undermined its efforts at the just-concluded negotiations on expanding the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) between World Trade Organization (WTO) members.
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Wintek Corp. (勝華科技), a financially struggling touch panel supplier in Taiwan, has announced that it will lay off all of its more than 2,300 employees in the country in stages.
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