TAIPEI, July 1 - Taiwan stocks edged up 0.2 percent on Wednesday, with financial service firms trading lower amid lingering concerns over a possible Greece default, while technology exporters rose on bargain hunting. About half an hour into trade, the main TAIEX index rose to 9,342.46, in line with most regional bourses and stabilising from a 2.4 percent tumble on Monday. On Monday, the index plunged due to Greece default fears, but closed 0.9 percent higher on Tuesday.
BEIJING, July 1 - Growth in China's services industry quickened in June, an official survey showed on Wednesday, adding to signs of improvement in the world's second-largest economy.
June 30 - Interactive Data Corp, one of the world's largest financial data providers, has hired banks for a potential sale or an initial public offering that could value it at more than $5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, June 30 - A U.S. judge signed off on Tuesday on a $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorized charges to customer phone bills.
SAO PAULO, June 30 - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world's most valuable technology start-up.
No related earnings announcements are currently scheduled within the next 7 days.