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Saturday, October 25, 2014
U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail's (THSR) board of directors meeting passed a proposal lowering ticket prices and changing the way fares are adjusted, in hopes of improving the company's finances.
 > Taiwan
China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
The Islamic State (IS) has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.
MediaTek plays down impact of iPhone 6
Integrated circuit designer (IC) MediaTek Inc. (聯發科技) said recently that the sale of the iPhone 6 will not impact the company's performance, as its chips are utilized in budget phones that are tailored for a different market segment.
Ford Motor launches four new models onto Taiwanese market
Ford Motor Co. on Friday launched four new models featuring a new generation of green technologies at the annual Go Further Brand Summit 2014 held at A13 parking lot in Taipei's Xinyi District.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密工業), the world's largest contract electronics maker, is planning to set up a display plant in China to produce high-end screens for smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In opposition to a nay to Bitcoin automatic teller machines (ATM), the local financial regulator greenlit the Oct. 28 public listing of Alchip Technologies (世芯科技), which specializes in Bitcoin-affiliated business.
Shares affected by negative factors: TWSE head
The chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE,台灣證券交易所) said Friday that the local market has been impacted by both internal and external negative factors to trend lower on thin turnover, as many investors stayed on the sidelines.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan fell Friday as investors feared further volatility on Wall Street after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, dealers said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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