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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

TAIWAN

Workers at Foxconn's Taipei factory have helped boost Taiwan's exports by 10.6% as markets in the USA and Europe recover and demand for electronic products rises sharply. Image:
Mobile demand boosts Taiwan's exports by 10.6%

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's export orders in June rose 10.6% year-on-year to a 17-month high, largely boosted by continuing strong demand for electronic products, government statistics showed.

22 Jul 2014

TAIWAN

CNET's Nic Healey says the new HTC One M8 is an exceptionally versatile phone. Image: CNET
HTC pins its hopes on M8 to make money

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, Taiwan's HTC has seen its fortunes collapse - but the success of its latest model provides a glimmer of hope for the company.

9 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

AiQ has made a lycra T-shirt interwoven with stainless steel fibres to monitor the body's vital signs. Image: Computex
Smartwear may make people healthier

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A new generation of wearable technology is promising not only to log data about users' health but to predict and avert crises, from drivers falling asleep at the wheel to runners wearing themselves out in a marathon.

6 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Renee James says PCs are here to stay even though they may be losing some ground to smartphones and tables. Image: Intel
Intel backs the long-term survival of PCs

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: US computer chip company Intel declared its faith in the future of the personal computer in a landscape that is increasingly dominated by super-slim tablets and mobiles.

4 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Asus Chief, Jonney Shih has unveiled a five-in-one device that is a laptop, mobile phone and tablet with Windows and Android operating systems. Image:
Asus launches new 'five-mode' hybrid laptop

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Leading Taiwanese technology firm Asus unveiled a hybrid device which combines a laptop, tablet and mobile phone in what is being hailed as a "world first".

3 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Acer's Stan Shih is turning to software solutions in the hope or returning the company to profitability. Image:
Acer launches software 'cloud' service drive

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's Acer has unveiled its cloud service centre as the struggling computer manufacturer seeks to revive its fortunes by diversifying away from the low-margin hardware business.

30 May 2014

TAIWAN

TSMC is believed to be manufacturing the new A8 chip for the iPhone 6. Image:
Taiwan's TSMC makes chips for new iPhone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has started producing chips to be used in Apple's next iPhone, reports said on Wednesday, 5 March, as speculation swirls that US firm could be offloading rival Samsung as a supplier.

6 Mar 2014

TAIWAN

Nokia and HTC have settled their patent disputes given HTC access to Nokia's technology. Image: Nokia
HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's smartphone manufacturer HTC said it signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone company Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between them.

11 Feb 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's Hon Hai Q2 net profit up 41%

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's tech giant Hon Hai Precision, a major supplier to Apple, said on Tuesday that its net profit in the three months to June rose 41% year-on-year.

15 Aug 2013

TAIWAN

HTC's profits slump 83%
HTC's profits slump 83%

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Smartphone manufacturer HTC said that net profit in the April to June quarter fell by 83% year-on-year, although it was a slight improvement from the record low seen in the previous three months.

8 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Asia-Pacific region drives Aspen's revenue growth
Asia-Pacific region drives Aspen's revenue growth

SA's biggest drug manufacturer Aspen Pharmacare expects its Asia-Pacific business to generate the biggest share of the company's revenue by the end of the year‚ its chief executive Stephen Saad said at the release of its interim results for the six...

By Tamar Kahn 8 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks...

27 Jan 2011

SINGAPORE

Asia's 2011 optical industry looking good
Asia's 2011 optical industry looking good

SINGAPORE: Over 90% of optical retailers across six Asian markets are optimistic that the industry will continue to do well, if not better next year.

3 Nov 2010



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