Friday, September 18, 2015
Shares in Taiwan closed higher, above the 8,400-point mark Thursday, as investors took cues to buy from extended gains posted on Wall Street overnight amid eased fears of a possible interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve, dealers said.
Smartphone users now have more than 165,000 apps available to help them stay healthy or monitor a medical condition, but just three dozen account for nearly half of all downloads, according to a new report.
Oil prices fell Thursday as jittery investors awaited a key interest rate decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.024 to close at NT$32.762 as Taiwan's equity market staged a rebound, pushing up demand for the local currency, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Wednesday as investors reacted to rebounds on American markets overnight to buy local stocks and push the weighted index above the 8,300-point mark at the close of trading, dealers said.
Asian markets Wednesday extended a global equities rebound after recent losses while riskier assets and oil prices also ticked up, but dealers remained cautious before the U.S. interest rate decision.
The U.S. dollar was broadly weaker in cautious Tokyo trade Wednesday, ahead of a U.S. interest rate decision this week that could see the first hike in almost a decade.
Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday but trading was subdued as the market awaits a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on interest rates and stockpiles data from the United States.
Asia-Pacific millionaires are set to become the world's richest this year, a report said Wednesday, driven largely by wealthy individuals in India and mainland China.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Shanghai led most Asian shares lower Tuesday as mainland China's economic woes keep investors on edge, while Japan's Nikkei gave up early gains and the yen rallied after the country's central bank held off fresh measures to shore up its torpid economy.