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TAIWAN

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

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

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 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 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

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

Taiwan's HTC forecasts first-quarter loss

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's struggling smartphone manufacturer HTC forecast a first-quarter net loss of up to Tw$3.1bn (US$102.4m) due to weak sales of new flagship products.

12 Feb 2014

TAIWAN

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

Google opens first data centres in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: US search engine company Google opened its first data centres in Taiwan and Singapore to cater for demand in Asia and said it would double its planned investment in Taiwan to US$600m.

12 Dec 2013

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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 months to December.

By Tamar Kahn 8 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

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 consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011