Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Chinese stocks surged to their highest level in more than three years Monday after disappointing exports raised investor hopes of more stimulus. Other Asian markets mostly posted modest gains while European stocks fell.
Crude hit fresh five-year-lows Monday following another weak batch of trade data out of China, while prices were also pressured by the strengthening dollar, analysts said.
The dollar edged higher against the yen in Asia on Monday after rallying at the end of last week on strong U.S. jobs data.
The French government wants shops to open on more Sundays, according to a proposed reform to be unveiled this week, but the measure is running into opposition.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp. (和碩) could get most of Apple Inc.'s orders for the next-generation 4.7-inch iPhone next year as the Cupertino-based company continues to diversify its supply risk, according to a foreign brokerage.
Sony Mobile said Tuesday that its new SmartWatch 3 will be available on the local market soon, as the Japanese company is set to introduce for the first time in Taiwan a wearable device that runs on Google Inc.'s Android Wear operating system.
New research from Harvard University suggests it could put years on your life.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) forecast Thursday that its telecom solutions subsidiary will not post a loss in its first year of operation.
Google Inc. launched its Chromecast device in Taiwan Thursday, enabling local consumers to beam media content such as movies, music and sports from mobile devices or laptops to a television screen.
Friday, December 5, 2014
European stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of an European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting while Asian markets rose, led by Shanghai and Tokyo, as investors bet on more stimulus in China and a victory for Japan's pro-business ruling party in elections this month.