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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Investors Monday smiled on medical-device maker BD's US$12.2 billion acquisition of rival CareFusion, boosting both stocks after the deal was announced.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is selling 80 percent of its stake in a copper and gold mine in Chile for at least US$1.8 billion.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
With the arrival of 4G and 5G technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next big thing for the electronics industry, said Gou Tai-chiang (郭台強), the chairman of the Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) yesterday.
Hewlett-Packard splits into 2 companies
Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that the PC and printer business will use the name HP Inc. The services business will be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. HP CEO Meg Whitman will lead the Enterprise business. HP PC and printer chief Dion Weisler will be CEO of HP Inc.
Disney steps in to rescue struggling Disneyland Paris with 1 bil. euro plan
Euro Disney, which runs Disneyland Paris, one of Europe's top tourist attractions, announced Monday it was receiving a billion-euro refinancing package to overcome a crisis after a drastic fall in visitor numbers.
Samsung Electronics likely to continue earnings decline
Samsung Electronics, South Korea's top electronics company, is expected to rattle the market on Tuesday by announcing a second consecutive earnings decline for the third quarter due to weak sales in its core smartphone business amid rising competition, stock analysts said Sunday.
New Jersey medical equipment maker Becton Dickinson and Co. says it will pay US$12.2 billion for rival Carefusion in a combination focused on medication systems for hospitals and pharmacies.
Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco announced on Monday that the former head of Swedish furniture giant Ikea and the current head of catering firm Compass have joined the group's board.
The U.S. dollar held steady in Asia Monday after surging on strong U.S. jobs data that fanned expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates sooner rather than later.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) has sold more than 1 million ZenFones in Taiwan since the low-cost smartphones debuted in the local market in April, the Taipei-based electronics maker said.
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