GLOBAL

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

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

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

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Crunch time for fruit exports

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.

16 Sep 2013

TAIWAN

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

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


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