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Friday, January 30, 2015
Since the opening of the GreTai Securities Market's (GTSM, 櫃臺買賣) gold trading platform on Jan. 5, average daily returns have been high, with the overall index value climbing NT$2.1 million along with the global gold market's recent strong rebound, ..........
 > Taiwan
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.184 to close at the day's high of NT$31.512 as traders here were motivated by weakness among other regional currencies to dump the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
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Facebook's status: Profit, revenue beat expectations
For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.
Samsung Electronics Co. said its quarterly earnings dropped 27 percent in the fourth quarter as it struggled in its battle of big phones with Apple. But its result still beat forecasts thanks to component businesses that performed better and a modest improvement in high-end handset sales.
S&P nears US$1.37 bil. deal over risky mortgages
Standard & Poor's is close to a US$1.37 billion settlement with the Obama administration and U.S. states over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.
Fed keeps 'patient' tack on rate hike on upbeat outlook for US economy
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its “patient” tack on an interest rate hike as it upgraded its view of the U.S. economy, signaling a June move remained in play.
U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported higher quarterly profits and forecast another increase in commercial plane deliveries in 2015 thanks to strong demand from airlines.
Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros (US$498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.
After selling its ailing handset unit, Nokia has turned a fourth-quarter net profit of 443 million euros (US$502 million) with sales increasing nearly 10 percent, partly buoyed by strong growth in North America.
LG Electronics Inc. lost money in the fourth quarter due to the closure of its plasma TV operations but its operating income rose thanks to a mobile business recovery.
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