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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Economic growth brings business to Maputo's dump scavengers
In a foul-smelling, brown fog, hundreds of stooped figures pick their way like ghosts across an ocean of garbage while herons wheel and dive over their heads.
European stocks inched higher Monday while Asian markets fell as weak Japanese data, slumping oil prices and a hostage situation in Australia's largest city induced caution.
The yen firmed against the dollar and the euro in Asian trade Monday as sliding oil prices provoked growth concerns.
Oil prices bounced back in Asia Monday on hopes of upbeat global manufacturing data to be released later this week, but remained near five-year lows after plunging more than 50 percent since June.
Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions said they would launch an indefinite strike on Monday, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers edged down in the three months to December, a quarterly central bank survey showed Monday, underscoring the lacklustre state of the world's third largest economy.
 > Japan
Taiwan's Asustek Inc. (華碩) is gearing up to grab a larger market share in India after its major Chinese rival in that country, Xiaomi Inc., was barred from selling its handsets there by an Indian court last week for infringing upon technology patented by Ericsson, according to a report by the Commercial Times Sunday.
CTBC Charity Foundation (中國信託慈善基金會) on Wednesday held a public press conference with the Educational Foundation of the United States of America's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand anti-drugs awareness to more schools in Taiwan.
Taiwanese companies have higher-than-average maturity in cloud computing and big data analysis in the Asia-Pacific region due to their skilled employees and high standards for process control, according to research firm IDC.
 > Taiwan
Standard Chartered Bank recently held a press event on Dec. 7 at Taipei City's pedestrian hotspot Ximending to promote the upcoming 2015 Taipei Standard Chartered Bank Charity Marathon (臺北渣打公益馬拉松).
  
  
  
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