Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Big data is a relatively new phenomenon in China, but it is already making a big impression, attracting some of the biggest names in Chinese business circles.
Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen (US$134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.
Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer — a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.
Hot money is flowing back into Asian economies driven by investors' appetite for risky assets and higher returns, as tension in the Ukraine subsides while the prospects of a slowdown in China raise hope for fresh stimulus.
Vietnam's steel import volume experienced a modest year-on-year increase of 2 percent to 2.2 million tonnes, valued at US$1.5 billion, in the first quarter of 2014.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Taipei IN Style (TIS) culminated in large-scale runway shows and seminars and is expected to bring in more than US$8 million in business.
Shares of Taiwan Life Insurance Co. (台灣人壽) took a beating Thursday morning amid fears that a buyout deal in which CTBC Financial Holding Co. (中信金控) will acquire the life insurer is going to fall apart, dealers said.
Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market although lackluster growth and environmental restrictions have thrown uncertainty into the mix.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Securities companies operating in Taiwan posted a total of NT$8.25 billion in net income for the first quarter, a 75-percent increase year-on-year, in line with Taiwan's strengthening stock market.
The government is expected to hike the housing tax to cool down surging realty prices, and local realtors and builders have cast doubts on the new policy.