Sunday, 26 October 2014


  • Top income tax rate too high: TSMC chair

    05:07 | 26/10/14
    China Post
    Chang also touched on the currency exchange rate, noting that the New Taiwan dollar appreciated 25 percent against the Korean won in 2008, and although the gap is narrowing, there is still a disparity of 15-20 percent. more»
  • Won leads peers to weekly gains over China outlook

    04:56 | 26/10/14
    Taipei Times
    “But the [US] dollar seems to be coming back.” In Taipei, the New Taiwan dollar was little changed this week, closing at NT$30.413 from NT$30.421 on Oct. 17 as the greenback gained NT$0.008 on Friday over the US jobless claims report. more»
  • ISR reservists join ops against Islamic State group

    04:22 | 26/10/14
    “We spend hours wondering about what to do with a single 500-pound bomb in order to achieve the effect the commander wants without causing any damage to a civilian,” he said. more»
Recent News
  • Oman likely to start cutting subsidies next year -minister

    04:03 | 26/10/14
    Omani bankers say a rial-denominated sukuk issue would be a boost for the country's fledgling Islamic finance industry, giving sharia-compliant banks a badly needed tool with which to manage their liquidity. more»
  • US-led aircraft pound IS group with 23 air strikes

    04:00 | 26/10/14
    Yahoo News
    The sole strike in Syria, near Kobane, destroyed an artillery piece, Centcom said, and was conducted by US aircraft. "The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project power and conduct operations ... more»
  • Mali Red Cross Says Ebola Tracking Hampered by Health System

    03:55 | 26/10/14
    Next Infection. The nation has set up 10 facilities for isolation of Ebola patients and has received about 350 million CFA francs ($672,000), which isn't enough, the health ministry said Oct. 10. The WHO sent a team to Bamako before the first Ebola ... more»
  • Cameroon's Ngachu: Mentally strong team will be victorious

    03:26 | 26/10/14
    “We left Cameroon for here without a single CFA Franc and the way we have played has been very convincing. Nobody is complaining. more»
  • Holdout files new complaint against Argentina over defaulted debt

    03:03 | 26/10/14
    Fox News Latino
    Dart, an American-born resident of the Cayman Islands, is known for reaching a profitable junk-bond settlement with Brazil's government in the 1990s and for being the owner of the world's largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, Mason ... more»
  • Iran, Russia Plan to Use National Currencies in Bilateral Trade

    03:03 | 26/10/14
    Fars News Agency
    He noted that the Iranian delegation will discuss setting up banks along Iran-Oman border in a bid to facilitate changing Iran's oil payments to ruble and rial and to reduce the pressure of sanctions. In the last several years, Iran and Russia have had ... more»
  • NHL facing Canadian dollar panic?

    02:52 | 26/10/14
    Yahoo Sports (blog)
    By some estimates, roughly one third of hockey-related revenue is generated by the NHL's seven Canadian teams. For several years, one of the reasons the League's been fat and happy was the thriving Canadian dollar; but some claim that it could drop to ... more»
  • In Tunisia, source of Arab Spring, voters focused on jobs, not jihad

    01:00 | 26/10/14
    Christian Science Monitor
    In 2013 he got a job answering phones at a government office as compensation, but his 460-dinar salary ($255) plus his father's 270-dinar pension barely cover the family's basic expenses, he says. “If I had more money, I'd do some farming, maybe keep a ... more»
  • Iran is among world's six major gold consumers

    23:45 | 25/10/14
    Iran ranks 12th in Asia and 42nd in the world in terms of gold reserve, he added. The country's gold production capacity is projected to hit 10 metric tons in the current Iranian calendar year, which ends on March 20, 2014, he noted. A sharp decrease ... more»
  • Rangoon police nab 12000 drivers in a week

    23:07 | 25/10/14
    Democratic Voice of Burma
    In an announcement on Friday, traffic authorities in the former Burmese capital said that during the previous seven days, they had caught some 12,000 drivers violating traffic regulations within the city. more»
  • Lebanese Central Bank plans $1 bln stimulus for 2015

    20:30 | 25/10/14
    Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy which has been hit by a three-year conflict in neighboring Syria, the central bank governor said. Riad Salameh said he hoped the fresh round ... more»
  • Irans Sovereign Ratings Affirmed at B

    19:56 | 25/10/14
    Capital Intelligence (CI), the international credit rating agency, today announced that it has affirmed Iran's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Ratings of 'B', and its Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency Ratings of 'B'. more»