Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Japanese trading house Itochu said Tuesday that it is teaming up with Thai agricultural giant Charoen Pokphand Group to invest US$10.4 billion in Chinese conglomerate Citic Group.
Net profit at consumer goods giant Unilever, maker of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, rose 5 percent in 2014 from the year earlier to 5.5 billion euros (US$6.4 billion) despite tough conditions in its markets, the company announced Tuesday.
Goldcorp offered to buy Probe Mines on Monday in a friendly stock deal valued at CA$526 million (US$439 million), in a move to expand its holdings in Canada.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Japan's Sharp saw its shares plunge in Tokyo on Monday following a report that said the consumer electronics giant would fall back into the red, reversing company forecasts for an annual profit.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The American Innovation Center (AIC) in Taiwan has teamed up with technology firm International Business Machines Corp.'s (IBM's) Taiwan branch to jointly promote digital learning among Taiwanese young people.
Sparking rumors about the introduction of a new flagship device, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (???) has sent out invitations to media outlets for an event prior to the March 2-5 Mobile World Congress tech fair to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Falling global oil prices dragged down the net income of Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC by 29 percent in the fourth quarter, the company said on Sunday.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Goldman Sachs posted a 10 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Friday as trading activity declined.
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest wafer foundry operator, got a boost Friday morning from its record high net profit in 2014 and upbeat outlook for 2015, dealers said.
Shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) moved higher Friday morning after the smartphone camera lens supplier on Thursday reported a record high net profit for 2014, dealers said.