UPDATE 2-VW back-pedals on some cost cutting demands, workers say
* 2017 will be good but strenuous - VW brand chief (Adds VW confirmation of letter, comments from source and shares)
Dec 9 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing :
* Says it bought a batch of machinery equipment at T$1.68 billion in total
Source text in Chinese: goo.gl/hthiQN
Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)
* FY revenue 1.28 billion euros ($1.35 billion) versus 1.25 billion euros year ago
WASHINGTON, Feb 21 U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.