Thursday, March 26, 2015
The EU said Wednesday it has decided to impose anti-dumping duties for six months on flat-rolled stainless steel imports from China and Taiwan.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a key investment category fell for a sixth month.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) posted a slim profit for 2014, ending three consecutive annual losses on an improved margin and cost cuts, the company said Wednesday.
Taiwan Mobile Co. (台灣大哥大), the country's second-largest mobile provider, said Wednesday that it is unlikely to cancel its unlimited data plans for its fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in 2015.
China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom.
H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about US$28 billion.
Taiwan is on track to replace all existing mercury vapor street lamps with LED fixtures by the end of 2016, Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao (卓士昭) said yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan closed down Wednesday, with the weighted index falling below the 9,700 point mark as downward pressure focused on large-cap stocks in both the high- tech and old economy sectors, dealers said.
Shares of Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, bucked losses on the broader market as investors hoped it would resume talks on acquiring a stake in Japan's Sharp Corp. (夏普), dealers said on Wednesday.
Private sector sentiment toward both the domestic manufacturing and services sectors weakened in February because of uncertainty over the global economy, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台灣經濟研究院) said Wednesday.