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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Legislator, SPCA launch bill to end animal testing of cosmetics
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Wang Yu- min (王育敏) and the Taiwan SPCA, advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, launched a bill yesterday at the Legislative Yuan to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country.
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Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,600-point mark Friday as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) took a beating after the world's largest contract chip-maker gave a cautious second-quarter sales forecast, dealerssaid.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (陽明海運), one of Taiwan's leading container shippers, said Friday that it will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years, as it moves to expand its fleet of shipping vessels.
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.
Shares of Party City jumped nearly 22 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.
Shares of high-speed trading company Virtu Financial Inc. rose nearly 17 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.
The world's top packaged food maker Nestle on Friday posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter despite currency exchange rates that hampered sales.
Oil-services giant Schlumberger said Thursday it would cut 11,000 more jobs as its first-quarter earnings tumbled after low crude prices forced it to cut drilling.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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