Thursday, June 20, 2013
Japan's trade deficit rose nearly 10 percent in May to 993.9 billion yen (nearly US$10.5 billion), highlighting the challenge Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in revitalizing manufacturing as industries increasingly shift production offshore.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) pronounced his trip to the United States and Canada as tedious but “worth it” upon his return yesterday.
Chrysler Group LLC said it would recall 2.7 million older Jeep models after initially fighting a recall request from U.S. regulators in a dispute over crash protection for their fuel tanks.
Scholars from Taiwan and China called yesterday for cooperation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on long running territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
When Google chose New Zealand to unveil secret plans for a balloon-driven wi-fi network last weekend, it cemented the country's reputation as a test bed for global tech companies looking to trial their latest innovations, industry experts say.
A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by an unidentified merchant vessel off the port of Keelung yesterday and all six of its crew have been rescued, officials said that day.
Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday proposed a US$16 billion share buyback in his latest effort to thwart Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's effort to take the struggling computer maker private.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested 13 people on suspicion of running a loan-sharking operation in Taoyuan, officials said yesterday.
The Cape Wind offshore wind project has secured a US$200 million investment from a Danish pension fund in what the wind farm's president said Tuesday is a milestone for the long-delayed project.
Joint media associations have met with the Legislature Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), criticizing the flaws in the draft bill of Media Monopolization Prevention that allows expanded administrative power over press and print media.