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Thursday, January 22, 2015
HTC to bring budget 4G phones to local market
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. announced yesterday that it will introduce budget 4G phones in a bid to make headway in the as yet untapped under-NT$5,000 market.
The finance minister yesterday objected to a claim that the National Taxation Bureau (國稅局) is targeting the Taipei City mayor, saying that auditors are also investigating President Ma and Sean Lien (連勝文) for tax evasion.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) saw their personal computer shipments fall in the Asia-Pacific region last year, but one of the two still outperformed the overall market, tech research company IDC said.
Local dynamic random access memory (DRAM) stocks generally moved higher Wednesday morning on expectations that demand will stabilize in the second quarter after the traditionally slow first quarter, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.143 to close at NT$31.553 as traders here bought into the local unit throughout the session, taking cues from a rise in other regional currencies, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed up Wednesday above 9,300 points as foreign institutional investors bought in the spot market in a bid to make profits in the futures market, dealers said.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday slashed its inflation outlook as plunging oil prices dent efforts to slay deflation, but policymakers boosted their growth forecasts and said the economy was rebounding.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
China's economy grew at its weakest for almost a quarter of a century in 2014, official data showed Tuesday, with authorities describing slower expansion as the “new normal” and analysts tipping further deceleration this year.
FDA denies Hsinchu allegation, calls vegetable oil on shelves safe to consume: FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied the allegation made by the Hsinchu City Government yesterday that vegetable oil products on Taiwan store shelves contain exceedingly high levels of trans fat and heavy metal chromium.
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CAL gets CAA award for aviation excellence
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications' Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民用航空局) yesterday presented China Airlines (中華航空) and Mandarin Airlines (華信航空) with awards for aviation distinction in 2014.
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