Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Both the manufacturing and service sectors experienced month-on-month growth in July, while the construction sector declined, according to a report released yesterday by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. will begin offering its HTC J One handset in Japan with a red case over the weekend, hoping to repeat the success of its red HTC J Butterfly flagship model.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced former member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party, has often been described in the media as “the trial of the century,” because it is attracting world attention and making international headlines. But in a larger sense, the event, taking place this week in Jinan, capital of Shandong province, could also be seen as a trial of China's “rule of law” and its judicial independence.
Friday, August 23, 2013
New Zealand has fined Australian packaging giant Visy NZ$3.6 million (US$2.8 million) for price fixing, the competition watchdog said Thursday.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Prices of TV panels quoted for the second half of August were down from the same period of July on expectations that suppliers in China and South Korea will increase supplies, a research report said Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Austrian oil and gas giant OMV is buying North Sea oil and gas assets from Norwegian group Statoil for US$2.65 billion (1.99 billion euros), the two companies announced on Monday.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal is making an US$843 million takeover offer for skincare company Magic Holdings to help it expand in China's fast-growing beauty market.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Both of the country's two oil refiners announced a reduction in prices for gasoline and diesel products by NT$0.10 per liter on the domestic market for the week beginning today.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip-maker, said Friday that its consolidated sales for July fell from June, with market analysts attributing the decline to inventory adjustments by one of its major clients — U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Australia's central bank on Friday scaled back its near-term forecasts for economic growth, saying mining investment was unwinding faster than expected and a pick-up in China was unlikely this year.