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Monday, October 20, 2014
Iran says number of foreign tourists surges
The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.
The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).
 > Vietnam
The Japanese government will mandate that in exchange for obtaining invention patent rights, companies should offer rewards to employees for their inventions, including financial incentives and promotions.
 > Japan
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Although many consumers have opted for 4G mobile Internet service, consumers may not always get the faster service they signed up for, Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said on Friday.
 > Taiwan
A move by China Steel Corp. (中鋼), one of the leading steel makers in Taiwan, to cut its domestic wholesale product prices for December delivery showed caution about demand in the fourth quarter, market analysts said Saturday.
 > Taiwan
Market capitalization of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) fell more than 5 percent this week compared with a week earlier as the local main board suffered a plunge that reflected the continued foreign institutional selling, according to the TWSE.
 > Taiwan
E United Group (義聯集團), one of Taiwan's largest conglomerates, has teamed up with Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group Co. (Ansteel, 鞍山鋼鐵集團) for future business expansion in a wide range of industries beyond the steel sector.
 > Taiwan
The launch of two new iPhones by Apple Inc. is expected to help Taiwanese firms in the U.S. consumer electronics giant's supply chain boost shipments and in turn lift Taiwan's export orders in September, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
 > Taiwan
Three nationalist ministers in Japan's cabinet paid homage at a war shrine hated by China Saturday, despite tentative signs of a thaw in Tokyo's long-frozen relationship with Beijing.
The number of social service and charity groups in Taiwan has grown significantly over the past decade, suggesting the public was paying more attention to social welfare issues, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
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