Monday, March 10, 2014
TThe market for micro processing units (MPUs) used in tablet computers worldwide is expected to grow 35 percent year-on-year in 2014 on solid demand for mobile communications devices, a research report said.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
World stock markets were muted Friday as investors turned cautious ahead of the release of a key U.S. employment report and Chinese economic indicators.
The dollar moved narrowly against the yen and euro in Asia on Friday as investors await U.S. jobs data later in the day for clues about the state of the world's largest economy.
Oil prices rose Friday as the Ukraine crisis took a new twist and expectations rose for a solid increase in U.S. employment.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
Shares rose ahead of a monthly policy meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday as easing tensions in the Ukraine kept markets stable after their recent bout of volatility.
The U.S. dollar firmed in Asia on Thursday after a Federal Reserve report boosted optimism over the U.S. economy, while investors await a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting.
Oil prices declined further Thursday but stayed above US$101 per barrel as concern about Ukraine eased and U.S. supplies rose.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A sense of relief over the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine lifted Asian stocks Wednesday, but failed to sustain gains for European markets which were boosted the day before.
The dollar held steady in Asia Wednesday after rallying in U.S. trade as fears of a conflict over Ukraine eased, boosting investor demand for riskier assets.