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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Ford Motor launches four new models onto Taiwanese market
Ford Motor Co. on Friday launched four new models featuring a new generation of green technologies at the annual Go Further Brand Summit 2014 held at A13 parking lot in Taipei's Xinyi District.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密工業), the world's largest contract electronics maker, is planning to set up a display plant in China to produce high-end screens for smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In opposition to a nay to Bitcoin automatic teller machines (ATM), the local financial regulator greenlit the Oct. 28 public listing of Alchip Technologies (世芯科技), which specializes in Bitcoin-affiliated business.
Shares affected by negative factors: TWSE head
The chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE,台灣證券交易所) said Friday that the local market has been impacted by both internal and external negative factors to trend lower on thin turnover, as many investors stayed on the sidelines.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan fell Friday as investors feared further volatility on Wall Street after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.413, as an improvement in the U.S. jobless claims report released overnight bolstered the greenback, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Amazon forecasts a disappointing Christmas
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest online retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
Flush with a reported US$5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.
Comcast grows Internet customer base, sales of Web advertisements
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Toyota shares jump 1,75% on record-breaking profit report
Shares in Japanese auto giant Toyota advanced in Tokyo trade on Friday following a report it is set to book a record operating profit in the six-month period to September.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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