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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Energy efficiency experts from the United States yesterday called on Taiwan's public and private sectors to invest in energy efficient policies, as the country is moving toward a variety of renewable energy options amid a wave of anti-nuclear power activism.
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Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday as bargain hunters turned active late in the session, picking up heavyweights in the electronics and financial sectors to help the broader market recoup earlier losses at the close, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.014 to end at NT$30.766 as the central bank took advantage of the weakness of the Japanese yen to push down the local currency and push up the greenback, dealers said.
Employees in Taiwan would like to be paid an average NT$40,536 (US$1,324) per month, about 10 percent higher than the average real wage, according to a survey released Friday by an online human resource agency.
Owing to the warming business climate, credit card spending for 2014 spending will likely hit a record high of NT$2 trillion, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金融監督管理委員會).
Japanese auto parts maker Takata said Friday that U.S. justice authorities have opened a criminal investigation into its exploding airbags, which have been linked to at least five driver deaths.
Japan's top three banks have posted lackluster half-year profit figures as the impact of last year's stock market surge faded and they struggle to boost lending at home.
Warner Music announced a partnership Thursday with Chinese Internet company Tencent that will include streaming, in the first such deal for a major global record label in the huge market.
Friday, November 14, 2014
India and the United States said Thursday they have resolved a row over food subsidies that has been blocking a landmark global trade agreement for months.
As the Japanese yen is plunging in value, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday invited Japanese businesses leaders “for a cup of coffee,” as part of efforts to have them slash product prices.
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