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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Chinese retail powerhouse Alibaba Group said it has earmarked NT$10 billon to fund Taiwanese youth who want to build up a business on its e-commerce systems.
Environmental group Greenpeace said Monday it had suspended cooperation with paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after an Indonesian farmer was allegedly beaten to death by guards linked to the company.
The eurozone's fall in consumer prices eased while jobless figures fell slightly Monday, but the modest improvements were not enough to reduce fears of a deflationary spiral.
China's manufacturing activity in February improved more than initially thought, HSBC said Monday, but weakening foreign demand and declining prices signaled the world's second-largest economy still faces multiple woes.
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Consumer sentiment in Taiwan edged up 1.21 points in February to 89.44, led by improved sentiment on stock trading, reported the Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development (RCTED, 台灣經濟發展研究中心) yesterday.
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Unveiling its first virtual reality headset at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Taiwanese phone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) is set to expand into the nascent market.
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HTC takes first step into virtual reality with new Vive headset
French telecom group Orange SA has unveiled the world's first Firefox OS smartphone powered by a processor from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. to expand its footprint in Africa and the Middle East.
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Taiwan among first to sell Samsung's new Galaxy S6 phone
Taiwan will be among the first 20 countries to launch sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, which was newly unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, the South Korean firm said Monday.
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Stock prices of dozens of green firms listed in mainland Chinese markets surged on the first trading day after a documentary on China's air pollution went viral on the Internet.
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The purpose of the consolidated housing and land tax is not to suppress the housing market but to correct a fault in the taxation system, said Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) during a radio interview yesterday.
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