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Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 mil. to 40 mil.
Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.
 
Calls to delay decision for resort project on E. coast
Lawmakers and activists urged the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to delay a decision on the fate of the Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) in Taitung County on Thursday.
 > Taiwan
 
Railway kicks off new healthy bento line, sells out within hour
The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA, 台鐵) new healthy bento boxes sold out within an hour at Taipei Main Station, Thursday morning. Starting today, a limited quantity of 100 healthy bentos will be on offer everyday.
 > Taiwan
 
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's revenue surged 39 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, the company said Thursday, its fastest growth in the last four quarters.
 
ECB to halt production of 500-euro banknotes
Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers.
 
Asian stock markets moved cautiously Thursday as worries over the global economy sap confidence but the U.S. dollar held the previous day's gains and oil prices extended a rally.
 
The consumer price index (CPI) was up 0.34 percent in April compared with the previous month and showed a rise of 1.88 percent year-on-year, according to government figures released Thursday.
 > Taiwan
 
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.021 to close at NT$32.377, in the wake of the weakness of other regional currencies amid concerns over the regional economy, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
 
Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. (宏達電) said Thursday that it has set up a company in preparation for development of new technology.
 > Taiwan
 
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Thursday but came off an early low as bargain hunters turned active to take advantage of steep falls seen in recent sessions, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
 
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