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TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC swings back to profit in Q2

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said it has swung back to profit in the April-June quarter thanks to a boost from sales of a new flagship handset, but...

8 Jul 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

Taiwan's HTC postpones flagship smartphone rollout

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's HTC has delayed shipments of its new flagship smartphone due to parts shortages, a report said Wednesday, dealing a blow as it looks to lift sales and compete with the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy.

20 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

TAIWAN

comScore, InsightXplorer announce exclusive third-party alliance

TAIPEI, TAIWAN / RESTON, US: - comScore Inc and InsightXplorer have announced an exclusive third-party reseller alliance in the Taiwan market. This alliance will bring comScore's global digital measurement products and services to the Taiwan market, while leveraging InsightXplorer's local presence and expertise to better serve Taiwan as well as the Greater China market.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

SINGAPORE

Asian contact lenses markets perform well

SINGAPORE: The contact lens industry continues to perform well in 2010, registering a healthy 12% growth across the five combined markets monitored by GfK Asia - Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. According to GfK's full year retail audit findings, all these markets expanded in value within the range of 9 to 12%.

29 Mar 2011

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