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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social networking company said Wednesday.
In anticipation of a possible influx of Chinese visitors during China's May Day holiday, Taiwan will raise the daily quota for individual Chinese travelers entering the country from 3,000 to 4,000 starting April 16, the National Immigration Agency said yesterday.
Local market reaches 34-month high at 8,930.57
Led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電) and other bellwether high-technology stocks, the local market on Wednesday climbed 42.32 points to close at a 34-month high of 8,930.57.
Boosted by the further inflow of foreign capital, the Taiwan dollar on Wednesday rose NT$0.108 to close at a 3-month high of NT$30.162 against the U.S. dollar on the Taipei forex.
The local market is turning its back on negative non-economic factors and investors are shifting their attention back to fundamentals after protesting students announced an end to their occupation of the Legislative Yuan's main chamber, a top finance official said Wednesday.
South Korea's unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in March thanks to new jobs created in agriculture and social services, state data showed Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday China's economic growth would slow to 7.5 percent this year and 7.3 percent in 2015, avoiding a “hard landing” if the government addresses risks and undertakes reforms.
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Taiwanese food and beverage firms were represented at the 19th Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) trade fair that opened Tuesday at Singapore's Expo Convention and Exhibition Center, with a display booth featuring alcoholic drinks, halal food and deep ocean products, an event organizer said.
A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for HK$36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said.
Consumer confidence in Taiwan remained the lowest in the Greater China region during the first quarter of 2014, according to a survey published in Beijing on Tuesday.
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