Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales.
Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and sold less soda.
Google Inc. rolled out its cloud computing-based platform for enterprises in Taiwan yesterday on its first stop of an Asian tour to promote its cloud business services.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, ranked as the biggest spender in research and development in 2013 among the 1,024 local manufacturers listed on the main board and the over-the-counter market in 2013, government statistics showed Tuesday.
China Steel Corp. (中國鋼鐵), Taiwan's largest steel supplier, said Tuesday that its pretax profit for the first quarter fell more than 10 percent from a year earlier largely because of a year-on-year decline in product prices.
As the curtain falls over the biennial Taiwan International Fastener Show (Fastener Taiwan 2014) yesterday, the activity organizer expected the show to create a better-than-expected US$400 million in business.
Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States this week — after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
The world's leading food industry group Nestle saw its sales plunge 5.1 percent in the first quarter, it said on Tuesday, blaming the effect of exchange rates and strength of the Swiss franc.