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Tens of millions in India strike for higher wages
Millions of public sector workers went on strike across India Friday protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans for greater privatization and a proposed minimum wage hike they say is inadequate.
 
Macau's monthly gaming revenues ended a more than two-year slump Thursday, rising for the first time in 26 months, helped by multiple mega-resorts launching in the casino enclave.
 
Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant
On her first visit to China as Britain's prime minister, Theresa May will try to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite her delay on a decision over whether to approve a Chinese-backed nuclear power plant in southwestern England.
 
Online education leader Coursera took aim Wednesday at workplaces with a version of its platform tailored for advancing employee careers and skills.
 
Residential housing units inside and surrounding the four three-rail terminal stations in Taiwan have failed to resist the trend of declining prices that has plagued the property market for the past two years.
 
Taiwan's government is studying a plan to attract and retain high-caliber foreign talent by providing them with preferential tax treatment, the deputy head of the country's top economic planning agency said Thursday.
 
Government to build platform for smart industry: president
President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday that the government would integrate resources to create a smart industry platform and will also introduce key technology into the market to pave the way for local investment in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
 
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday but remained above the 9,000-point level as many investors stayed on the sidelines, keeping a close eye on how Washington will report its nonfarm payroll data for August later this week for a clearer picture about the global economy.
 
Fast food, the Acer way
Carsten Dreissig, sales manager in Germany for Acer, is seen speaking to the Central News Agency on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Dreissig said an electronic board system developed by Acer has been used by German fast-food chain Bobby & Fritz.
 
Taiwan's manufacturing sector ended a 15-month contraction in July, but it is still too early to say whether the rebound will last, according to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
 
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