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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,600-point mark Friday as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) took a beating after the world's largest contract chip-maker gave a cautious second-quarter sales forecast, dealerssaid.
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (陽明海運), one of Taiwan's leading container shippers, said Friday that it will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years, as it moves to expand its fleet of shipping vessels.
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Shares of Party City jumped nearly 22 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.
Shares of high-speed trading company Virtu Financial Inc. rose nearly 17 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.
The world's top packaged food maker Nestle on Friday posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter despite currency exchange rates that hampered sales.
Oil-services giant Schlumberger said Thursday it would cut 11,000 more jobs as its first-quarter earnings tumbled after low crude prices forced it to cut drilling.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-up
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電)topped the list of companies in the manufacturing industry traded in Taiwan's over-the-counter and listed stock markets in terms of research and development investment last year, according to data published on Wednesday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros (US$16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator.
  
  
  
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