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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) declined to confirm or deny Tuesday a foreign media report that it is working on two more tablet computers in addition to its anticipated 9-inch premium device in cooperation with Google Inc.
Unemployment drops to 3.92%, lowest in 14 years
Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 3.92 percent in June, the lowest rate it has been in the same period in the past 14 years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan-based OBI Pharma (浩鼎生技) announced Monday that its phase 2/3 stage clinical trial for a therapy for metastatic breast cancer, designated OBI-822, has met the goal of collecting 342 patients.
 > Taiwan
TPCA releases industry white paper announcing new plans
The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA, 台灣電路板協會) yesterday released its white paper outlining plans to propel annual output values to above the NT$1.15 trillion benchmark across the domestic printed circuit board (PCB) industry by 2020.
 > Taiwan
Taiwan's export orders in June grew over 10 percent year-on-year, reflecting improving external demand as the global economic recovery continues to gain steam, according to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ)
 > Taiwan
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as buying rotated to select high-tech stocks such as personal computer firms and memory chip suppliers, but the index ended shy of the 9,500-point mark, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.035 as traders were encouraged by the strength of other regional currencies to raise their holdings in the local unit, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.
 > Japan
Chinese police are questioning staff of U.S. food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a “dedicated attitude” toward local consumers.
 > China
Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources.
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