Thursday, December 5, 2013
China Mobile Ltd., the world's largest mobile phone carrier, has quietly begun taking pre-orders for Apple Inc.'s iPhones, according to a report on Fortune.com.
Britain has formally backed BP's effort to overturn a U.S. ban on the oil giant from government contracts due to the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
World stock markets put in a patchy performance Wednesday, with Japan suffering a sharp fall, as investors continued to worry the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon start reducing its monetary stimulus.
The dollar turned up in Asia Wednesday after suffering losses in New York, as investors await key U.S. indicators that will give dealers a better idea about the Federal Reserve's plans for its stimulus program.
The price of oil surged above US$97 a barrel Wednesday on expectations U.S. crude stockpiles fell. Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up US$1.16, or 1.2 percent, to US$97.20 a barrel at mid-afternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose US$2.22 to US$96.04 on Tuesday after TransCanada said the southern leg of its Keystone XL pipeline should be operational early next month.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hua Yi Entertainment (華翼育樂公司) yesterday announced that it will officially take over the Brother Elephants in a NT$400 million move with the sponsorship of Chinatrust Commercial Bank.
The WTO launches a frantic drive on Tuesday to salvage its floundering efforts to liberalize global trade at a summit laced with potential make-or-break implications for the body's global influence.
Australian councils, charities and churches that lost millions of dollars on risky investment products during the global financial crisis have agreed a settlement, the liquidator of Lehman Brothers Australia said Tuesday.
U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2 years as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip.
Global personal computer shipments over 2013 are expected to show a 10-percent decline from a year earlier as consumer interest has turned away from PCs, market information advisory firm International Data Corp. (IDC) said in a research report.