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Friday, July 25, 2014
A key measure of Chinese manufacturing activity hit an 18-month high in July, HSBC said Thursday, in a further sign the world's second-largest economy is gaining momentum on the back of Beijing's mini-stimulus.
Shares in Taiwan closed 0.29 percent higher at 9,527.54 as the financial sector attracted rotational buying while the U.S. dollar gained NT$0.017 to close at the day's high of NT$30.052.
Japan trade deficit hits record on weak exports
Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record in the first half of the year as exports fell further in June, data showed Thursday, ramping up pressure on the central bank to unveil fresh measures to boost the economy.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
While the labor unions of state-owned banks consider staging a strike, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) warn that state-owned banks are obliged to provide non-stop financial services according to regulations.
Local business revenues totaled NT$1.2337 trillion in June, representing a 4.1-percent growth, and marked the 10th consecutive month of growth, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
With typhoon in town, department stores open late
Most department stores in Taiwan decided to open their doors a few hours later than normal on Wednesday as many parts of the island were still feeling the effects of Typhoon Matmo.
The strong growth in Taiwan's vehicle sales and production has recently prompted a research firm to upgrade its full-year growth forecast to 8.5 percent, from the previous minus 1.8 percent.
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TAITRA expects good results in Paraguay
Taiwan's main trade promotion body is expecting to “see good results” for Taiwanese exporters at the annual Expo Mariano Roque Alonso in Paraguay, which opened on July 12.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch kept its “buy” rating on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, despite fears the Taiwanese company may lose market share next year.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁股份) replaced local rival Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩電腦) as the fourth-largest personal computer vendor in the Asia-Pacific region in the second quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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