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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea's Samsung group said Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced selling Mexican-based packaging business Empaque to U.S.-based Crown Holdings in a deal worth more than one billion dollars.
Spain's third-biggest bank by capitalization CaixaBank is to buy Barclays' Spanish operations for 800 million euros (US$1.1 billion) as the British bank undergoes major restructuring, Barclays said on Sunday.
European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.
The euro struggled at a one-year low against the dollar in Asia on Monday, ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting where policymakers will consider their next move in the face of weak eurozone inflation.
Oil prices were mixed in muted Asian trade Monday ahead of a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digest downcast Chinese manufacturing data, analysts said.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Economics Minister Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) will lead a delegation today to Beijing, China to attend the 2014 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting with the intention of gaining support from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members to back a natural gas trade initiative that has been developed by Taiwan. The meeting will be held in Beijing on Sept. 2-3.
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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. will announce a new after-care service this week for customers in its home market with “very important person (VIP)” offerings.
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.
Thanks to a soon-to-be-unveiled iPhone 6 and an abundance of capital in the financial market, market analysts expect the local electronics sector and stock market to outperform in September.
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