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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Taiwan -- HTC to launch plastic version of the One M8 phone on local market
Taiwan's HTC Corp. (宏達電) launched a cheaper plastic model of its One M8 flagship smartphone in Taiwan Monday in a bid to create new sales momentum in the second half of the year.
The central bank yesterday announced that in order to suppress rampantly rising housing prices, mortgages for individuals currently with three properties under their name will be limited to 50 percent of the purchase price.
Taiwan shares closed up 40.0 points, or 0.42 percent, at 9,440.97 Monday on turnover of NT$90.3 billion (US$3.0 billion), while the U.S. dollar fell NT$0.014 to close at NT$30.037 in Taipei.
Taiwan -- Hiwin, Advantech to set up joint venture to manufacture robots
Hiwin Technology (上銀科技) and Advantech Co. (研華股份) on Monday announced that a joint venture will be established to produce robots while facilitating Taiwan's supply chain in robot production.
Shipments of Acer Chromebooks surpassed those of Samsung in the global market in the second quarter of the year, according to a Taiwanese market research firm.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Shipments of notebook computers worldwide for the third quarter of this year are expected to rise more than 4 percent from a quarter earlier due to the back-to-school buying spree, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Morgan Stanley has recommended four Taiwan-listed stocks in the display supply chain in the third quarter of 2014 due to increasing demand for ultra-HD televisions and inventory build-ups for the iPhone 6.
Personal computer shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew in the second quarter of 2014 after seven quarters of consecutive decline, according to market research firm IDC.
Amid upbeat sentiment about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s (TSMC, 台積電) high-end technology processes, several foreign brokerages have raised their forecasts for the contract chip maker's earnings.
Several foreign brokerages have raised their target prices on shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) to more than NT$3,000 (US$100) after the Taiwan-based smartphone camera lens supplier reported a new high in net profit for the second quarter of this year.
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