Monday, June 22, 2015
For Rehana Akhter, rebuilding her life after losing her leg in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster is an uphill battle, but her struggle is eased slightly by digital technology.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Nearly 40 percent of people surveyed thought that the second half of this year will be a good time to jump into the housing market, before a tax reform takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, according to a survey conducted by a real estate company.
Lending extended by Taiwan's banks to China as of the end of March fell further from the end of December with market analysts attributing the fall to Taiwanese financial authorities' move to tighten monitoring of banks' exposure to the mainland.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire on more stimulus Friday as it pointed to a pick-up in the economy, despite flat-lining inflation that has defied a two-year-old monetary easing program.
U.S. hedge fund Elliott urged a South Korean court Friday to approve an injunction against the proposed merger of two Samsung units, insisting it is aimed at facilitating a generational power transfer rather than acting in the interest of shareholders.
Indonesia announced Friday it will grant a 30-percent stake of the Mahakam gas block to be shared between French Total and Japanese Inpex, while giving the majority stake to state-owned oil firm Pertamina in 2018.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Results of a survey released Thursday show that market sentiment toward the local equity market fell to a new 20-month low as investors here took cues from recent volatility in local share prices.
Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電信) said on Thursday it will work with Japan's NTT DoCoMo to develop enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as health care services and smart factory.
Tigerair Taiwan (虎航), a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines (華航) and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Thursday it is partnering with APEX Flight Academy to obtain training for its current pilots and a supply of flight crew in the future.
Shares of Neo Solar Power Corp. (新日光) moved sharply higher Thursday morning after the solar cell manufacturer said a day earlier that it is expected to have a better third quarter on the back of rising demand and product prices, dealers said.