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Thursday, October 23, 2014
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
CommonWealth Magazine honors top firms
CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌) yesterday highlighted the nation's most renowned enterprises with the 20th edition of the Most Admired Company in Taiwan award.
 > Taiwan
Average regular monthly wages in Taiwan's non-farm sector rose 1.63 percent from a year earlier to NT$38,076 (US$1,257), the highest level on record, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday.
 > Taiwan
Thanks to friendly locals, an affordable cost of living and decent health care, Taiwan is ranked as the eighth most popular destination among global expats, based on the Expat Explorer Report 2014 released by HSBC.
 > Taiwan
Taiwanese chip-maker Himax Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that Google Inc. has decided not to exercise its previously issued purchase option to make an additional investment into a Himax unit, Himax Display Inc., which supplies liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplay technology for Google Glass.
 > Taiwan
The global economy is beset by increasing “downside risks,” Asia-Pacific finance chiefs said Wednesday, a day after growth in China hit a five-year low.
The production of Apple smartphones in the holiday quarter could beat the California-based company's forecast because of strong demand for the new larger-screen iPhone 6 models, according to an analysis by German bank Deutsche Bank AG.
HTC (宏達電) Corp.'s new selfie-centric smartphone has been certified by Taiwan's communications regulator, the National Communications Commission (NCC), for sale in the country, a step that the company hopes will help it sustain its local sales momentum.
Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.
Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to get into bank accounts of victims and steal money, security researchers said Tuesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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