Friday, December 13, 2013
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) Inc. was discovered yesterday to have concealed pipes for wastewater disposal that were not legally registered with authorities, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shen (沈世宏) said.
U.S. retail sales rose solidly in November, adding to signs of a strengthening economy that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to reducing the pace of monetary stimulus.
Japan's Cabinet approved billions of dollars of stimulus spending in a supplementary budget meant to perk up a faltering economic recovery and cushion the impact of a sales tax hike next April.
Pollution accusations leveled against Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) could lead the company's clients to shift their orders to ASE's rivals amid concern over a recent closure ordered by the government for part of ASE's production complex in Kaohsiung due to environmental concerns, market analysts said.
The operator of the first Taiwanese online shopping service to accept Bitcoin said Thursday that it will implement strict risk-control measures for the virtual currency.
The White House is close to nominating former Israeli central bank chief and Ben Bernanke mentor Stanley Fischer as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, media reports said Wednesday.
A survey published Wednesday of 25 American cities, including many of the nation's largest, showed yearly increases in food aid and homelessness.
A pre-show press conference was held yesterday to provide a preview of two lighting and LED trade shows slated to take place next year.
Taipei 101 has replaced the Shin Kong Life Tower (新光摩天大樓) as Taipei City's most expensive property, ending the latter's 15-year reign, according to the update issued yesterday by the Department of Land, Taipei City Government (台北市政府地政局).
Taiwan will see a 1.72-percent GDP growth in 2013, and 3.03-percent growth in 2014, according to the latest forecast made by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中華經濟研究院) yesterday.