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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Inotera Memories (華亞科技) and Nanya Technology Corp. (南亞科技) on Monday posted better-than-expected net profits of NT$11.2 billion and NT$6.1 billion for the first quarter.
 > Taiwan
Taiwanese investors are among the most unrealistic in setting investment targets, according to a report released by Legg Mason Global Asset Management, yesterday.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan's jobless rate edged lower in March largely because of a decline in the number of people laid off or who had temporary contracts terminated, government statistics showed Tuesday.
 > Taiwan
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.035 to close at the day's high of NT$30.303 on an improvement in regional manufacturing activity data in the U.S. for April, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as high-priced stocks in the bellwether electronics sector steamed ahead in the wake of gains posted by high-tech stocks in the U.S. market overnight, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
US economy emerging from winter's deep freeze
Spring's thaw is reviving the U.S. economy, too.
Novartis, GSK, Eli Lilly & Co. in multibillion-dollar deals
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally.
Apple vows to power stores, offices, centers with renewable energy
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.”
Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about US$40 billion.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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