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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.054 to close at NT$30.160, as the weakness of other regional currencies prompted traders here to dump the local unit in exchange for the greenback, dealers said.
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Microsoft's decision to spend US$2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.
French telecom giant Orange on Monday said it was set to make a 3.4-billion-euro offer (US$4.4 billion) to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.
San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Sidecar on Monday announced a US$15 million funding round that included backing by British tycoon Richard Branson.
Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a Sept. 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system.
Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.
The dollar picked up in Asia on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Tuesday following weak economic data from top energy consumers the United States and China, and as dealers await a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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