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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping offset higher costs for food and clothing.
China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.
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Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales.
Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and sold less soda.
Google Inc. rolled out its cloud computing-based platform for enterprises in Taiwan yesterday on its first stop of an Asian tour to promote its cloud business services.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, ranked as the biggest spender in research and development in 2013 among the 1,024 local manufacturers listed on the main board and the over-the-counter market in 2013, government statistics showed Tuesday.
China Steel Corp. (中國鋼鐵), Taiwan's largest steel supplier, said Tuesday that its pretax profit for the first quarter fell more than 10 percent from a year earlier largely because of a year-on-year decline in product prices.
In an effort to expand Taiwan's international bonds market, the Taiwan Depository & Clearing Co. (TDCC, 集保中心) held an account opening signing ceremony yesterday with Clearstream, an international clearing Europe-based counterpart.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as the bellwether electronics sector staged a rebound after high-tech stocks posted gains on markets in the United States overnight, dealers said.
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Fastener Taiwan 2014 to generate US$400 mil. in business
As the curtain falls over the biennial Taiwan International Fastener Show (Fastener Taiwan 2014) yesterday, the activity organizer expected the show to create a better-than-expected US$400 million in business.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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