Saturday, September 5, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.032 to close at NT$32.833, on moderate trading volume as many traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of the release of the U.S. non-farm payroll report for August, dealers said.
Integrated circuits for communication devices are expected to register the highest sales in the global IC market this year, a market advisory firm said Friday.
A federal judge has approved a US$415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
U.S. chip colossus Intel on Thursday said that it will put US$50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.
It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low oil prices and a quiet hurricane season that has allowed refineries to churn out gasoline and diesel.
Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's No. 2 music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals.
McDonald's in Japan said Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals.
German chemicals giant BASF said Friday it has agreed with Russian gas behemoth Gazprom to go ahead with an asset swap the two had abandoned due to tensions between Russia and the West.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Friday that it plans to float its polymers business Covestro on the stock exchange in the fourth quarter of this year.
Japanese stocks led a broad Asian stock slide Friday as the yen advanced ahead of a key U.S. jobs report later in the day and after the European Central Bank indicated it could expand its stimulus.