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Monday, April 21, 2014
The Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Taipei IN Style (TIS) culminated in large-scale runway shows and seminars and is expected to bring in more than US$8 million in business.
 > Taiwan
Asustek Computer Inc.'s low-cost ZenFone models have become the star products at the Spring Computer Fair in Taipei, drawing more than 1,000 pre-orders on each day of the weekend.
Smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. (大立光) is expected to rake in NT$3 billion in April, and the company may hit a new sales record in the second quarter, analysts said.
Shares of Taiwan Life Insurance Co. (台灣人壽) took a beating Thursday morning amid fears that a buyout deal in which CTBC Financial Holding Co. (中信金控) will acquire the life insurer is going to fall apart, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Carlyle last week became one of the first major private equity players to launch a dedicated sub-Saharan Africa fund, underscoring the growing investor interest in the continent's growing middle class.
Beijing auto show opens amid growth concerns
Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market although lackluster growth and environmental restrictions have thrown uncertainty into the mix.
 > China
General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
Europe's mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend piles of cash built up during the financial crisis.
Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed.
Pakistan plans huge desert solar park
For years Pakistanis have sweated and cursed through summer power cuts, but now the government plans to harness the sun's ferocious heat to help tackle the country's chronic energy crisis.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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