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Friday, April 11, 2014
Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) has received pre-orders online from customers in China for more than one million units of its new flagship HTC One M8 smartphone, according to website statistics.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$30.130 on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for some time, dealers said.
Ting Hsin-affiliated information and communications technology (ICT) company Inhon International (應宏集團) on Thursday said it might take one of its five spin-offs public as early as next year.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Thursday as late session bargain hunting relieved earlier downward pressure to vault the index back into positive territory, dealers said.
A company controlled by the family of Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold a landmark Beijing property for more than US$900 million, it said, adding to speculation he is cashing out of Chinese property.
South Korea's central bank on Thursday kept interest rates at 2.5 percent for the 11th consecutive month, citing signs of recovery at home and abroad and uncertainty about the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus.
Philippine exports surged at their fastest pace in more than three years in February, led by a robust manufacturing sector and growing electronics shipments, official data showed Thursday.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social networking company said Wednesday.
In anticipation of a possible influx of Chinese visitors during China's May Day holiday, Taiwan will raise the daily quota for individual Chinese travelers entering the country from 3,000 to 4,000 starting April 16, the National Immigration Agency said yesterday.
Local market reaches 34-month high at 8,930.57
Led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電) and other bellwether high-technology stocks, the local market on Wednesday climbed 42.32 points to close at a 34-month high of 8,930.57.
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