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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. topped Japan's SIM-free cell phone market in 2015 with a 28.6 percent share, helped by the company's ZenFone smartphone series, according to Tokyo-based market research firm BCN Inc.
Taipei ranked as the 11th best travel destination in Asia last year among 167 cities rated in a MasterCard survey about, with visitor spending in the city totaling US$9.5 billion, the credit card company said Monday.
Agricultural and fishery losses from the recent cold spell had increased to NT$3.32 billion (US$99.24 million) as of 11 a.m. Monday, with half of the losses having taken place in Tainan, southern Taiwan, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
Asia stocks uneven as China data, Japan policy weighed
Chinese stocks fell Monday after a weak manufacturing report while Japan extended gains following its central bank's introduction of a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. Other markets were mixed. Keeping Score
Like any other office worker living in Seoul, Kate Lee spends more than an hour commuting to work on public transport every morning. The difference is that her office is located 140 kilometers south of Seoul, in Daejeon city.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Nepal's external debt increased by 16.86 billion repees in the first quarter of the fiscal year as the rupee plunged against the U.S. dollar and Special Drawing Rights (SDR), Nepal's Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO) has said.
About 52.5 percent of Taiwan's office workers have negative experiences with their employers after tendering their resignation, according to the results of a recent survey.
ILO pushes Bangladesh on factory safety
The International Labour Organization yesterday urged Bangladesh to complete the remediation process in the garment sector as soon as possible to save the sector from any future catastrophe.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy
The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) announced recently the criteria for the public listing of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures. Venture capital companies meeting the aforementioned criteria may, with immediate effect, apply for public listing according to the relevant regulations, according to a press release of the TWSE.
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