Friday, November 14, 2014
Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金控), one of Taiwan's leading financial holding companies, has decided to acquire U.S.-based asset management firm Conning Holdings Corp. to fully bring the U.S. company under its corporate umbrella.
U.S. toy maker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation — the studio that produced the blockbuster series “Shrek,” the New York Times reported late Wednesday.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In the wake of the oil scandal, Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) will reportedly step away from four director seats on the board of Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品). The news caused Wei Chuan's share price to go up, closing at NT$27.7 yesterday.
Elaine Chao (趙小蘭), a former U.S. secretary of labor during 2001-2009, will visit Taiwan to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou Nov. 17, according to well-informed sources Wednesday.
Smartphones using Intel Corp.'s wireless charging solutions are expected to be made available in early 2015, with the technology forecast to reach tablets and laptops later next year.1 Comment
Yahoo is buying digital video advertising service BrightRoll for US$640 million in the Internet company's latest attempt to boost its revenue after years filled mostly with financial futility.
Japanese auto parts maker Takata is facing the biggest test in its 80-year history amid lawsuits, a possible criminal probe, and accusations of “deception and obfuscation” over an air bag defect linked to several U.S. deaths.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
John Chen (程守宗), chief executive officer of Canada-based smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd., has met with HTC Corp. (宏達電) Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) to discuss a possible partnership to expand in China, according to Bloomberg.
Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic U.S. Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics.
Analysts on Tuesday attributed the 10-percent month-on-month sales rise posted in October by Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, to rising orders from Apple Inc.