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Small apartments sustain market

By Crystal Hsu

Small apartments this year continued to be the mainstream product in the local property market, as relocation and investment needs stalled, leaving first-time home buyers to underpin transactions, a market watcher said on Friday. Apartments with one or two bedrooms have so far this year accountedFULL STORY

Formosa fined in Vietnam for burying waste

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團), which caused a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year, was fined a second time for illegally burying “harmful” waste, official sources said yesterday. The deadly dump from Formosa’s US$11 billion steel plant in Ha TinhFULL STORY

Eslite plans to open four new bookstores next year

By Kuo Chia-erh

Eslite Spectrum Corp (誠品生活), which operates bookstores, restaurants, hotels and commercial centers in Taiwan, on Thursday said it aims to open four new bookstores over the coming quarters, as the company aims to extend its reach and attract more local readers. The company, launched in 2005FULL STORY

Japanese firms show interest in CPC India petrochemical investment plan

Japanese firms have expressed interest in a petrochemical investment plan in India by state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油), CPC chairman Tai Chein (戴謙) said in an interview on Wednesday. With assistance from Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) chairman James Huang (黃志芳),FULL STORY

Tencent to buy 5 percent stake in supermarket chain

Tencent Holdings Ltd (騰訊) is to buy a stake in Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores Co (永輝超市) for about 4.22 billion yuan (US$639.5 million), setting up a clash with archrival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (阿里巴巴) in physical retailing. China’s largest Internet corporation is acquiring about 5FULL STORY

Fuel prices to rise NT$0.2 today on shortage worries

Domestic fuel prices are to rise this week, after global crude oil prices rose amid worries among investors about a potential supply shortage in the short term, state-run refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油) said yesterday. Global crude oil prices rose last week following an agreementFULL STORY

Samsung plans early S9 reveal

Samsung Electronics Co is said to be planning to debut its next flagship smartphone in February, presenting Apple Inc’s iPhone X with a sooner-than-expected challenger. The South Korea-based technology giant plans to introduce the new models, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, as early asFULL STORY

DRAM shipments pushed up by server sales: report

The increasing memory density of servers will continue to drive demand for server memory, DRAMexchange, a research division of Taipei-based TrendForce Corp (集邦科技), said in a report on Thursday. Server DRAM sales are expected to record 28.6 percent growth next year, the highest among all theFULL STORY

Hon Hai dominates global tablet computer deliveries

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海) took first place in the global tablet computer shipment rankings for the third quarter of this year, according to US-based International Data Corp (IDC). In the July-to-September period, Hon Hai accounted for 22 percent of total global slate tablet shipmentsFULL STORY

Web streaming to generate US$7.4bn next year: Deloitte

As smartphones continue to be a big part of people’s lives, wider smartphone adoption will create a larger appetite for live streaming and digital content subscriptions, accounting firm Deloitte said in a report. In its latest annual report on technology, media and telecommunications trends released onFULL STORY

Taiwan Business Quick Take

TECHNOLOGY Google’s HTC buy approved The Investment Commission on Friday approved Google’s purchase of a portion of HTC Corp’s (宏達電) smartphone assets, a deal announced in September. The commission said it had given the green light to Google’s application to transmit NT$33.15 billion (US$1.105 billion) into aFULL STORY

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