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Sunday, April 26, 2015
One of the region's largest banks has complained about the slow progress in Southeast Asia's planned economic integration and singled out mixed messages from Indonesia as a key obstacle to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to be launched at the end of the year.
Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (台灣之星), one of Taiwan's smaller telecom operators, said on Saturday it will work with non-telecom Chinese firms to provide a wider range of services to woo mainland travelers, taking advantage of an increase in visitors from the Chinese mainland.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. But a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped for a seventh month, suggesting that manufacturing is still struggling through a soft patch.
Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air said Friday it will launch a campaign starting 2 p.m. to provide Taiwan-Japan tickets for as low as NT$800 (US$26).
Taiwan shares end above 9,900 points
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,900-point mark Friday on expanded turnover as investors rushed to pick up large-cap electronics stocks following a rebound staged by the tech-heavy Nasdaq overnight, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) yesterday tuned up its forecast on the nation's GDP growth to 3.7 percent this year on the back of greater economic prospects and falling oil prices.
 > Taiwan
Acer reveals 2-in-1, convertible laptops ahead of school year
Taiwan's Acer Inc. has released a full range of new devices, including 2-in-1 and convertible notebooks, to meet consumer demand during the back-to-school season in the United States.
The Taiwan stock futures index touched the 10,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years at one point Friday before pulling back, but it still ended above its previous close.
 > Taiwan
The Grand Hotel's new rooms fuse tradition with the future
The Grand Hotel (圓山大飯店) recently reopened a large number of rooms that underwent renovations in the last year, showing its guests that the new rooms retain the beauty and artistry of the hotel's renowned traditional Chinese architecture with state-of-the-art utilities to combine tradition with the future.
Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the Web giant modify its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that U.S. media branded a "mobilegeddon."
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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