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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Shares of Quanta Computer Inc. (廣達), the world's largest contract notebook computer maker, moved higher Friday morning after the company reported improved gross and operating margins for the first quarter, dealers said.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Shares of property developers in Taiwan came under pressure Thursday morning after the Executive Yuan raised the capital gains tax rates in a tax reform scheme targeting the skyrocketing local home market, dealers said.
Two major convenience store chains in Taiwan -- President Chain Store Corp. (統一超商) and Taiwan FamilyMart Co. (全家) -- suffered falls in their earnings for the first quarter, according to their financial statements filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.
Macy's sales to international tourists hit by stronger dollar
Macy's is feeling a big chill from international tourists because their money isn't going as far as it used to.
J.C. Penney posts smaller Q1 loss, raises sales guidance
J.C. Penney Co. on Wednesday raised its guidance for a key sales measure while reporting a narrower loss in the first quarter than it had a year ago.
Honda on Thursday said it is recalling 4.89 million vehicles over fears about airbag inflators that could explode, widening a global auto parts crisis linked to several deaths.
Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for US$50 per year
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's US$99 per year Prime service.
Japanese electronics giant Sharp on Thursday said it was cutting thousands of jobs in a fresh turnaround plan to keep it afloat as the struggling firm posted a bigger-than-expected US$1.86 billion annual loss.
Singapore Telecom (Singtel) said Thursday fourth-quarter net profit rose 4.5 percent year-on-year, boosted by strong performances in the home market and regional associates as its digital business expands.
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