Monday, January 12, 2015
The Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, the Taiex, could challenge the 9,500-point mark in 2015 but will not have as much upside potential as in 2014, a securities investment advisory firm cautioned Saturday.
The Bosch Group completed its acquisition of Siemens's 50 percent share in BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH with the antitrust authorities' approval on Jan. 5.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) recently announced a plan to introduce a crowdfunding platform in continuation of their support for young and creative entrepreneurs.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
World stocks were mostly higher ahead of a monthly employment report that will confirm whether the U.S. remains a bright spot in an otherwise languishing world economy.
The euro recovered some losses against the dollar in Asia Friday after slipping below US$1.800 for the first time in more than nine years, while traders await the release of U.S. jobs figures later in the day.
Oil prices steadied Thursday after recent heavy falls but analysts said investors remain worried about excessive global supplies.
Friday, January 9, 2015
The euro slid in Asia Thursday as falling prices in the eurozone boosted the prospect of European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus, while the Fed appears on track to hike interest rates by mid-year.
World stock markets mostly rose Thursday, boosted by positive economic news from the U.S., expectations of stimulus in Europe and stabilization in oil prices after sharp falls.
Oil extended gains in Asia Thursday following a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles that indicate stronger demand in the world's biggest economy, but analysts said prices remain under pressure due to a global supply glut.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The eurozone slipped into deflationary territory in December for the first time since the height of the financial crisis in 2009, EU figures showed Wednesday, challenging the European Central Bank (ECB) to take action to avert a new economic crisis in Europe.