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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Singapore's trade-sensitive economy grew 3.5 percent in the first half and was on track for 2.5-3.5 percent expansion this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.066 as the greenback recouped earlier losses to end in positive territory, dealers said.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday warned the country's export and factory output picture was worsening but it held fire on launching more stimulus, saying the world's number three economy was still on a path to recovery.
Japan posted its first current account deficit in five months in June as growing imports of fossil fuels inflated the country's trade shortfall, government data showed Friday.
Friday, August 8, 2014
A legislative committee meeting scheduled to review a draft law on the free economic pilot zone project was adjourned early Thursday without any substantive discussion on the bill.
Acer (宏碁) Inc.'s board of directors on Thursday approved a plan to establish a Global Strategy Office in a bid to help turn around the fortunes of the struggling Taiwanese computer maker.
Exports of electronics products over-performed in July, with sales of integrated circuits hitting a new record, according to a report released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday. 
Liu Cheng-hsiung (劉正雄), chairman of Lao Dong Beef Noodles (LDBF, 老董牛肉麵), yesterday announced his decision to step down as the firm's chairman and apologized for any harm sustained by the investing public over rumors that the company is poised to enter a partnership with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密).
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at the day's high of NT$30.061 after moving only slightly in a quiet session and recovering from earlier losses, dealers said.
SMEs need to link up with heavyweights: Siemens
Siemens Taiwan indicated that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), despite a strong research and development (R&D) ability, should look for more innovative technologies to link up with international heavyweights.
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