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February, 25, 2017

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Fluctuations in share prices of Taiwan-based smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. (大立光) triggered a price stabilizing mechanism on the local main board Monday, leading to 22 brief trading suspensions for the stock in the morning session, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb
Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they're shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China.
European stock markets fell Friday awaiting key U.S. jobs data, while dollar weakness saw China raise its exchange rate against the U.S. currency by a decade-high leap.
Bitcoin plunged Thursday only hours after investors, tipping the volatile digital currency to become a safe haven in an uncertain world economy, pushed it near all-time highs.
Shares in Largan Precision Co., the most expensive stock in Taiwan, passed the NT$4,000-mark during the mid-morning session on the local stock market Thursday, the third trading day of the new year, dealers said.
Stock markets flattened Thursday and the dollar lost support as investors gave a lukewarm response to the Federal Reserve's signal that U.S. interest rates may rise faster than expected.
European stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as traders awaited clues from the Federal Reserve on the outlook for U.S. interest rates.
Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong U.S. dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
London market kicks off 2017 with record high
European and Asian stock markets mostly rose Tuesday, with London reaching a new high early into its first session of 2017.
Some numbers matter more than others. How much you make is important, for example, but your financial health depends far more on how much you keep.
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