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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) data has indicated that position of securities net overbought last week saw NT$1.01 billion, compared with net oversold at NT$25.99 billion from the previous week.
Local shares on Tuesday closed up 145.77 points or 1.68 percent at 8,773.55, while the U.S. dollar against the Taiwan dollar shed NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.398.
Governments should seek more partnerships between the public and private sectors to tackle the challenges of an aging population and an increase in chronically ill patients, a visiting Danish health care expert said Tuesday.
SoftBank said Tuesday it would invest US$627 million in Snapdeal, becoming the largest shareholder in India's leading online marketplace as the Japanese mobile carrier strengthens its presence in the fast-growing market.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.
Crisis-hit France, which has come under fire from the European Union for breaking the bloc's spending rules, announced “new measures” and “clarifications” to its budget Monday to reduce its deficit by 3.6 billion euros (US$4.6 billion).
Syria's 3.5-year conflict roiling the economy
The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaar — luxuries few can afford in today's Syria.
Britain headed for a showdown with the European Commission on Monday as Prime Minister David Cameron brushed off an EU payment demand despite warnings he must pay up or face fines.
Britain's state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group announced on Tuesday that it intends to cut 9,000 jobs by the end of 2017 to reduce costs on its road to full recovery.
Mining giant BHP Billiton is set to sell some of its shale gas assets in the United States, closing the chapter on a controversial acquisition three years ago that sparked a multi-billion dollar writedown.
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