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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Local business revenues totaled NT$1.2337 trillion in June, representing a 4.1-percent growth, and marked the 10th consecutive month of growth, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
With typhoon in town, department stores open late
Most department stores in Taiwan decided to open their doors a few hours later than normal on Wednesday as many parts of the island were still feeling the effects of Typhoon Matmo.
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The strong growth in Taiwan's vehicle sales and production has recently prompted a research firm to upgrade its full-year growth forecast to 8.5 percent, from the previous minus 1.8 percent.
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TAITRA expects good results in Paraguay
Taiwan's main trade promotion body is expecting to “see good results” for Taiwanese exporters at the annual Expo Mariano Roque Alonso in Paraguay, which opened on July 12.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch kept its “buy” rating on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, despite fears the Taiwanese company may lose market share next year.
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Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁股份) replaced local rival Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩電腦) as the fourth-largest personal computer vendor in the Asia-Pacific region in the second quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC.
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Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday, bolstered by solid U.S. earnings and home sales as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine eased.
Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state.
Khartoum's walking department store is hardly a dream job
The Sudanese man with an armful of battery-powered wall clocks pushes one through the taxi's open window. His head follows.
LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
  
  
  
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