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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spin-off gain of more than US$10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations.
UPS lowered its outlook for the year as it announced plans to spend more on technology and other enhancements to improve service during peak season.
Delta Electronics (台達電) yesterday held the company's earnings conference, reporting consolidated revenues of NT$90.651 billion, up 10.18 percent year-on-year, and an after-tax net income of NT$9.832 billion on profit margins of 27.03 percent over the first half of this year.
Taiwan-based Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩), two of the world's leading personal computer vendors, expressed optimism toward the prospect of a shopping spree during the second half of the year, a local industry group said Tuesday.
The HTC Desire 816, a mid-range model sold by Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., ranked as the best seller in Taiwan's smartphone market in June, knocking Asustek Computer Inc.'s (華碩電腦) ZenFone 5 out of the top spot, according to the latest figures.
Shares of Taiwan-based dynamic random access memory chip (DRAM) makers Nanya Technology Corp. (南亞科) and Inotera Memories Inc. (華亞科) came under heavy pressure Tuesday in the wake of a plunge in U.S. counterpart Micron Technology Inc. overnight, dealers said.
Japan-based Line Corp., operator of the popular mobile messaging application Line, plans to bring its “flash sales” initiative to more countries in Southeast Asia as it pushes into the mobile commerce market.
Honda's quarterly profit jumps 19.6% to US$1.4 bil.
Japanese automaker Honda said Tuesday its latest quarterly net profit jumped 19.6 percent to US$1.4 billion thanks to a weak yen and growth in global auto sales, as it boosted its full-year profit forecast.
Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it is proposing a US$12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with U.S. safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
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