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Sunday, October 19, 2014
E United Group (義聯集團), one of Taiwan's largest conglomerates, has teamed up with Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group Co. (Ansteel, 鞍山鋼鐵集團) for future business expansion in a wide range of industries beyond the steel sector.
 > Taiwan
The launch of two new iPhones by Apple Inc. is expected to help Taiwanese firms in the U.S. consumer electronics giant's supply chain boost shipments and in turn lift Taiwan's export orders in September, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
 > Taiwan
Three nationalist ministers in Japan's cabinet paid homage at a war shrine hated by China Saturday, despite tentative signs of a thaw in Tokyo's long-frozen relationship with Beijing.
The number of social service and charity groups in Taiwan has grown significantly over the past decade, suggesting the public was paying more attention to social welfare issues, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
 > Taiwan
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.
U.S. stocks opened higher Friday as investors weighed the latest corporate earnings news and data showing home construction picked up last month. General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the early gainers after each reported earnings that beat analysts' estimates.
New iPads aim to help Apple regain lost tablet momentum
Apple, facing tough competition in the cooling tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint sensor unlock used on iPhones.
Although smartphone camera lens supplier Largan (大立光) Precision Co. reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter on Thursday, its share price faced heavy downward pressure on the local main board throughout Friday trading, dealers said.
Volkswagen's Chinese joint venture will recall more than 500,000 cars in China due to a defect in the rear axles, state media said Friday.
Taishin International Bank (台新銀行) recently became the first bank in Taiwan to concurrently team up with four third-party payment service providers, as the bank readies itself to make headway in the payment business.
  
  
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