Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Coca-Cola was taken to task by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, with justices questioning whether a drink sold as fruit juice was the real thing.
The dollar held steady in Asia Tuesday ahead of U.S. housing data, while the yen was under pressure after a record Japanese trade deficit boosted speculation of more central bank monetary easing.
The price of oil slipped closer to US$104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.
Standard Chartered Bank maintained its forecast yesterday for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2014 amid an improving global economy.
Taiwan's export orders reached NT$37.94 billion in March, up 5.9 percent compared with a year ago, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
Morgan Stanley has maintained estimates of a sizeable drop in worldwide laptop shipments from major original design manufacturers (ODMs) in Taiwan during the second quarter, according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
Worldwide shipments of smartphones showed better growth than expected in the first quarter of the year on demand from China and other emerging markets, according to a local market information advisory firm.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) indicated that foreign institutional investors (FINIs) last week overbought NT$22.42 billion-worth of local shares during the week of April 14 to 18, a 4.72-percent increase from the previous week.