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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tainan, Kaohsiung see 'upgraded' phase-2 water rationing
As the state of water shortage continues in Southern Taiwan, an "upgraded version" of second-phase water rationing is set to kick-start today in Tainan and Kaohsiung.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan and the United States are still discussing when to hold the next round of talks under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan has an "exceptionally good" chance of gaining entry into the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) as an ordinary member, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部).
 > Taiwan
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) remained the world's largest semiconductor foundry by taking more than half of the global market in 2014, according to tech research firm Gartner Inc.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group (富士康集團), a major supplier to Apple Inc., has plans to invest US$3.5 billion in India in the coming years to produce a wide range of electronic devices, Indian daily the Business Standard reported.
 > Taiwan
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan edged lower Tuesday as the market retreated into consolidation mode, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Some of the world's biggest iron ore miners were Tuesday placed on "credit watch negative" by Standard and Poor's, as ore prices plunge due to a supply glut and soft Chinese demand.
IBM on Monday announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices.
India's future purchase of Rafale fighter jets will only come through direct talks with the French government, the defense minister has said, effectively killing talks on a massive deal.
 > India
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