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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
John Chen (程守宗), chief executive officer of Canada-based smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd., has met with HTC Corp. (宏達電) Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) to discuss a possible partnership to expand in China, according to Bloomberg.
Analysts on Tuesday attributed the 10-percent month-on-month sales rise posted in October by Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, to rising orders from Apple Inc.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Taiwan -- China-S. Korea FTA to hurt Taiwan
China and South Korea reached consensus on a free trade agreement (FTA) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing yesterday, which according to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院)will negatively impact Taiwan's industry by NT$260 billion to NT$650 billion unless Taiwan and China can agree on a cross-strait trade pact.
Fubon Financial Holding Co.(富邦金), one of Taiwan's leading financial holding companies, reported on Monday a record NT$56.59 billion (US$1.86 billion) in net profit for the first 10 months of this year, including NT$3 billion in October alone.
Nearly 50 Taiwanese companies, including some food makers, are participating in an investment fair in the Thai capital in a bid to break into Southeast Asian markets after a spate of tainted oil scandals at home.
Taiwan -- Taiwan may suffer under new mainland stock link
Regulators stated that the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock trading link will begin in a week's time on Monday, Nov. 17, spurring on gains in markets across Asia.
China e-commerce giant Alibaba (阿里巴巴) has set US$8.18 billion as its Nov. 11 target for Singles Day online transactions, an annual increase of 42.75 percent.
Monday, November 10, 2014
The Taipei International Travel Fair set a new single-day attendance record Sunday, welcoming the largest crowds in its 28-year history as the rainy weather improved throughout the afternoon.
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Taiwan's envoy to Malaysia urged the Malaysian public to have confidence in Taiwanese food products, saying that its government has been working hard to bring an end to a recent spate of tainted oil scares.
In China, Internet users are expected to spend more money than last year during the Double Eleven Day — a Chinese holiday for singles similar to Valentine's Day that is celebrated Nov. 11 — also known as Singles Day.
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