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Friday, May 22, 2015
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market.
The sharp fall in the euro over the past year appears to be paying dividends by helping the eurozone deal with one of its major economic problems -- unemployment.
TransAsia embarrassed by yet
A TransAsia Airways (復興航空) aircraft, flight number GE5042, reported an engine failure yesterday 10 minutes after takeoff, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (FAA, 民航局).
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, moved up in the global rankings in the first quarter of the year, when it was listed as the world's 10th largest supplier of chips.
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) should partner with Chinese entrepreneurs to develop opportunities created by the "One Belt, One Road" (一帶一路) initiative, former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) said yesterday in Greater Kaohsiung.
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CVS Health will spend more than US$10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly.
Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China sever, storage and technology storage unit for about US$2.3 billion as it restructures its business in that country.
Fear of default mounts after Taipei Dome suspension
Farglory Group (遠雄) said it is communicating with banks backing the suspended Taipei Dome project as fears mount over a potential loan default.
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The Taiwan International Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering Show (Horeca, 台灣國際飯店暨餐飲設備用品展) has broken a record by attracting more than 180 exhibitors to join the show, using up to 600 booths at TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 (世貿一館), ......
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The Executive Yuan said Thursday that a capital gains scheme targeting the local property market is scheduled to go into effect in 2016, with Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) saying that this will be a milestone in Taiwan's tax reforms.
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