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HTC Predicts Negative Operating Margins for Q3

HTC Predicts Negative Operating Margins for Q3
HTC earned NT$1.25 billion profit in Q2, 2013 with NT$70.7 billion revenue and 1.5% operating margin. Taiwanese smartphone maker predicts its first ever negative margins (0% to -8%) and huge 30% decrease in revenue for next quarter.
Read more Jul 30 2013, 6:48am CDT
 

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Taiwan unemployment drops to 14-year low

Source: Asia One

TAIPEI - Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 3.92 per cent in June, the lowest rate it has been in the same period in the past 14 years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.The unemployment rate usually surges between May and August, as new graduates enter the job market seeking work.The rate was lower in June, however, thanks to more job opportunities doled out by companies this year, s ...
Full article at: Asia One 2 days ago, 9:35pm CDT
 

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83-year-old released from detention after agreeing to pay taxes

Source: Asia One

An 83-year-old man was released from detention yesterday after agreeing to pay NT$19 million in taxes and fines owed to the treasury.In 1994, the man, surnamed Huang, made over NT$100 million in profit by selling land. He gave a portion of the proceeds to his children, but refused to pay the gift tax. Taxes owed and subsequent fines amounted to NT$19 million.Before he was detained, Huang refused to pay the taxes and fines despite being urged to do so several times. The court subsequ ...
Full article at: Asia One 1 week ago, 8:48pm CDT
 

Taiwan probes insider trading claims over Asus subsidiary

Source: Channel News Asia

TAIPEI: Taiwanese authorities on Thursday said they were investigating reports of insider trading implicating an executive at leading tech firm Asus that involved the shares of a subsidiary chip designer.The Investigation Bureau, which also probes corporate irregularities, confirmed that it has launched an investigation after receiving a complaint involving ASMedia Technology. File photo: A visitor walks past the ASUS logo during an IT trade fair in Taipei. (AFP/Man ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 17 2014, 6:09am CDT
 

Woman wins NT$360 million lottery, to provide NT$25 million to charity

Source: Asia One

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan Lottery's first prize of NT$360 million went to a young woman from Kaohsiung, who allegedly suffered from insomnia for three days because she was concerned about her safety.The woman, surnamed Chen, will receive NT$290 million in cash after tax. With the newfound fortune, Chen has turned from a debtor to a wealthy person overnight. Chen said that she is still trying to cope with this new rea ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 16 2014, 9:09pm CDT
 

Taiwan Semiconductor's profit up 15% in Q2

Source: Channel News Asia

TAIPEI: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said on Wednesday its second quarter net profit rose 15.2 per cent year-on-year to a record NT$59.7 billion ($1.99 billion), due to robust demand for chips used in smartphones, tablets and computers.TSMC, the world's biggest contract microchip maker by revenue, said the profit in the three months to June marked a rise of 24.7 per cent over the previous qua ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 16 2014, 5:45am CDT
 

Taiwan to develop high-sugar diet tax to combat obesity

Source: Asia One

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Chinese-language United Evening News yesterday reported that in hopes of combating the increase in national obesity, the medical community and the government are seeking to develop a taxation policy that will impose higher taxes on products with high sugar content.Reportedly, medical academics and the government have co-established the Academic Society of Obesity Prevention (肥胖症衛教防治學會), and will develop the High-Sugar Diet Donation (高糖飲食捐), a ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 9 2014, 9:50pm CDT
 

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Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau warns of cybersex scams

Source: Asia One

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) suggested that civilians avoid talking or video chatting with random strangers online, and to never real one's personal information, bank account details and engage in intimate actions.The CIB also urged people to call the anti-fraud hotline at 165 if they suspect any illicit online activity is taking place.The CIB said in April that a 35-year-old married man surnamed Zhao began talking to an anonym ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 9 2014, 8:50pm CDT
 

Lee Young-ae rescues Taiwanese baby and family

Source: Channel News Asia

TAIPEI: Korean actress Lee Young-ae proved a true gem when she secretly helped a Taiwan woman pay her medical bills, amounting to some NT$4 million (S$167,000), after she gave birth to her daughter prematurely in Seoul.The “Jewel in the Palace” actress reportedly found out about the family after they sought help from a Korean charitable organisation. Korean actress Lee Young-ae in a file photo. (Samantha Sin/ AFP) The Taiwan woman had been touring Korea ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 2 2014, 3:02am CDT
 

Lee Young-ae pays Taiwan woman's medical bills to help keep her premature baby alive

Source: Channel News Asia

TAIPEI: Korean actress Lee Young-ae was revealed to have helped a Taiwan woman, who gave birth to her daughter prematurely in Seoul, to pay her medical bills which amounted to some NT$4 million (S$167,000), reported Taiwan media.The Taiwan woman had been touring Korea with her husband when she went into labour prematurely in February after suffering a fall. Korean actress Lee Young ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 2 2014, 2:05am CDT
 



 

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