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Monday, April 14, 2014
Chinese conglomerate Sanpower has agreed to buy a majority stake in British department store House of Fraser in a deal worth 480 million pounds (US$800 million), according to a joint statement.
Nobel winner praises CTBC effort to help poor
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus paid a visit to CTBC Charity Foundation on Saturday, where he lauded CTBC Bank's effort to provide loan services to the poor and help them break out of poverty.
Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.
On the surface, Sun Pharma's US$3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with U.S. regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The first-quarter net income of Taiwan's financial holding companies (FHCs) reached a new high of NT$70.1 billion, with Cathay Financial Holding (國泰金控) seeing the largest annual growth of 78 percent.
ChipMOS jumps nearly 50 percent on Taiwan Stock Exchange debut
Shares of ChipMOS Technologies Inc. (南茂), a Taiwan-based integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider, moved sharply higher Friday soon after its debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Siemens' intelligent transitioning at Hannover Messe
Siemens introduced “Future of Manufacturing” solutions that highlight intelligent transitioning at this year's Hannover Messe 2014 trade fair, which concluded on Friday, April 11.
A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
Samsung Galaxy S5 debuts to world, lukewarm reception
The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.
Sony warns of battery fires in Vaio laptops
Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.
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