Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Japanese factory output fell by a worse-than-expected 3.4 percent in February, data showed Monday, adding to the gloom enveloping the world's third largest economy as it struggles to overcome last year's sales tax rise.
Taiwan's manufacturing turnover rose by an annual 3.5 percent in 2014 to the highest annual level ever, but investment in fixed assets dropped 0.8 percent, according to statistics published on Monday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Opposition lawmakers yesterday said President Ma Ying-jeou made a unilateral decision to promote Taiwan's entry to the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Shares in Taiwan staged a mild technical rebound Monday after Wall Street stopped a four-session losing streak at the end of last week, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$31.380 as the local central bank's buying helped the greenback recover from its losses earlier in the session, dealers said.
The Taiwan branch of Microsoft Corp. opened a cloud solution laboratory Monday designed to help enterprises set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-style systems with its integrated Azure cloud services.
Shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海) moved higher Monday morning as investors anticipated strong annual results for 2014, which the company was scheduled to release later in the day, dealers said.
South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever weapons development project.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Ma Nu May and her husband started a small cashew nut farm near the coastal town of Dawei in southern Myanmar seven years ago, but life in the past two years has been far from peaceful.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
China's central bank on Saturday announced that it will cut the benchmark deposit and loan interest rates by 25 basis points, as authorities seek to prop up flagging growth in the world's second-largest economy.