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Display makers benefit from depreciation of Japanese yen

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwanese flat panel manufacturers AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and Innolux Corp. are likely to see their net profits rise thanks to the depreciation of the Japanese yen and a subsequent drop on the cost of importing raw materials from Taiwan's northern neighbor, according to business analysts.

DHL inaugurates 1st intra-Asia express service

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - DHL, the world's leading cross-border express services provider, announced the launch of a new intra-Asia flight, connecting the economies of Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, as the latest enhancement to its Asia air network, according to a DHL press release.

South Korean export muscle faces challenge from weak yen

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - As Japan slips into recession, South Korea is keeping an increasingly wary eye on its export rival's free-falling currency, which is honing a lasting competitive edge over Korean products in a number of key markets.

Technical goods market dips slightly in Q3: GfK

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan's technical consumer goods market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2014 despite growth in home appliances sectors, according to German market research and advisory firm GfK Group.

Juncker's EU investment plan risks disappointing

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - New European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker has made a 300-billion-euro investment plan a centerpiece of his five-year agenda, but days before a highly awaited unveiling doubts are rife that it can deliver.

Shopping malls a sign of Angola's rising middle class

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - “It's a great joy for Angolans,” says Luciano Manuel, nudging his trolley through a huge supermarket in the Angolan capital of Luanda.

Religion, risk drive blossoming outlook for Islamic finance

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - When a Muslim cleric told Ahmad Salim that Sharia law forbids paying interest, he returned his days-old loan to the bank and turned to the fast-growing industry of Islamic finance.

OPEC divided on cutting oil output before crucial meeting

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The OPEC oil producers cartel will hold one of its toughest and most significant meetings in recent years as, faced with sliding prices, its members must contemplate whether to cut output.

After nuclear phase-out, Germany eyes coal

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0800)

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.

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