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Monday, September 15, 2014
European finance ministers agreed Saturday on the necessity of leveraging private investments with urgent structural reforms to relaunch the continent's moribund economy.
Electronic money is being used more and more often since the consumption tax hike in April, as consumers seek to reduce the amount of small coins in their wallets and take advantage of point services.
Japan's science-based proposal overcame South Korea's resistance, helping to push an international accord that aims to halve catches of immature Pacific bluefin tuna, at a meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission held in Fukuoka earlier this month.
China's Alibaba sets new path with IPO in US
With a possible record-breaking stock offering, Chinese online giant Alibaba is set to boost its role as a global company with a massive expansion potential.
Apple still a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve
Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.
Banks in Switzerland  vulnerable as secrecy  surrenders to taxman
As Switzerland's long-cherished banking secrecy practices evaporate, the institutions that helped create the world's largest offshore tax haven are dramatically rethinking their business models in a bid to survive.
Samsung said Sunday it had requested a state investigation of senior executives from its South Korean rival LG for allegedly destroying its products at stores in Berlin, renewing a bitter feud between the electronics giants.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
China's industrial production growth slowed sharply in August to its lowest level for more than five years at 6.9 percent, official data showed Saturday, intensifying concerns for the world's second-largest economy.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip-maker, has been named Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
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Taiwan and France will work together to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to explore business opportunities in growing applications within the potentially massive industry, a ranking Taiwanese economics official said Friday.
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