Saturday, March 28, 2015
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$31.375 as traders here were encouraged by gains posted by the South Korean won to raise their holdings in the local currency, which tends to closely track the South Korean unit, dealers said.
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip-maker, continued to fall Friday morning, extending their losses from the previous session, amid lingering worries over slow growth in the global wafer foundry industry, dealers said.
Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 11,855.93 and France's CAC-40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,020.27. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent to 6,867.55. Futures pointed to a fifth day of losses on Wall Street. S&P 500 futures were down 0.2 percent at 2,043.70.
The yen resumed its rally on Friday after getting a boost in U.S. trade over fears that the Yemen crisis will explode into a wider Middle East conflict.
Oil prices fell in Asia Friday, cutting short a recent rally as investors weighed the potential for disruptions in Middle East supplies caused by the Yemen crisis and a global crude glut, analysts said.
Yahoo on Thursday told U.S. regulators that it will spend another US$2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering U.S. Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself.
Friday, March 27, 2015
World stock markets and the U.S. dollar slid Thursday, battered by weak economic data and tensions in the Middle East as futures pointed to another dive on Wall Street.
Housing prices for the “March 29 Period” (329檔期) are expected to show wider bargaining price margins relative to 2014, according to a report by local online property service, HouseFun (好房網). Pricing for new properties in Taipei City are expected to fall three to five percent in 2015.
Samsung Electronics Co. launched the newest version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone series in Taiwan on Thursday, with the aim of regaining the biggest market share in the country, which is currently held by Apple Inc.
The Central Bank of the Republic of China said Thursday it has decided to leave its key interest rates unchanged, at the conclusion of its quarterly policymaking meeting.