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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Virtual reality dominates annual Taipei Game Show, says TCA
Virtual reality (VR) is dominating the 2016 Taipei Game Show, which kicked off on Thursday and will run through Feb. 2, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association (TCA)
Shares in Taiwan jumped Friday to close above the 8,000 point mark as buying focused on large cap stocks, in particular in the financial sector, which had been hammered by worry over overseas investments amid global volatility, dealers said.
HTC Corp.'s (宏達電) next flagship phone, possibly called the One M10, may go back to using UltraPixel camera technology after dropping it in the last flagship model it released, according to tech blog VentureBeat.
The quality of over 60 percent of USB power supplies sold in Taiwan is not up to standard, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Cabinet's Consumer Protection Committee.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that exchanges of students between Taiwan and mainland China contributed to peace in the area, and he lamented that mainland students studying in Taiwan are still not covered under Taiwan's national health insurance program.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Terry Gou (郭台銘), founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), is expected to visit the headquarters of Japan-based Sharp Corp. for last-ditch talks to acquire the financially troubled Japanese electronics firm, Japan's Sankei Shimbun reported Thursday.
The estimated agricultural losses caused by a cold spell that hit Taiwan last weekend have increased to NT$1.75 billion (US$52.21 million) as of 5 p.m. Thursday, setting a new record for the past 17 years, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.033 to close at the day's high of NT$33.743, in a quiet session with moderate trading volume, dealers said.
Amid Taiwan's economic downturn and stagnant salaries, a staggering 87.1 percent of employees want to leave their current employment after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, and 78 percent want to work overseas, with Hong Kong/Macau being their top choice, according to the results of a survey released Thursday.
The manufacturing sector's monitoring indicator flashed the sluggish "blue" signal in December, for the ninth straight month, according to a report released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
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