Tuesday, June 18, 2013
President Ma Ying-jeou Monday expressed hope that Chunghwa Telecom, in addition to establishing cloud-based facilities, can also become one of the worlds' premier telecommunications service provider through competitive pricing.
Asian markets were mixed Monday despite a weak batch of U.S. economic data boosting hopes that the Federal Reserve would put off announcing any winding down of its vast stimulus scheme at the end of a policy meeting this week.
The U.S. dollar edged up in Asian trade Monday as dealers await the outcome of a crucial US Federal Reserve policy meeting, looking for clues to the future of its monetary easing program.
Oil prices fell Monday as traders refrained from big moves ahead of a critical meeting of U.S. central bank policymakers later in the week.
Taiwan's total fixed capital investments for 2013 are expected to grow as the local semiconductor sector is gearing up to raise capital expenditure to meet rising demand, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said.
The number of workers on furlough in Taiwan has dropped by 29 percent to 806 in the past two weeks, according to statistics released by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) yesterday.
Monday, June 17, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama is aggressively pushing an ambitious agenda to liberalize global trading. But already political trade wars are forming, and they're with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonists.
Steel girders jut from the low skyline of the Thai city of Udon Thani near the Laos border as workers lay cement for a new shopping mall, one of many illustrating a boom in the Thai economy beyond the bright lights of Bangkok.
Since the first battles over “Pong” machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo — the industry's largest annual gathering — presented more thrilling showdowns than ever. Microsoft vs. Sony. Mobile vs. console games. “Titanfall” vs. “Destiny.” So who won E3?