Friday, December 6, 2013
A second round of fishery talks between Taiwan and Japan opened in Suao, Yilan County Thursday to discuss issues related to dispute avoidance in the longline fishing grounds.
Following statements issued by government officials on Thursday warning of the growing likelihood of a real estate bubble in the Greater Taipei area, the property development sector yesterday saw a surge in volatility, with intraday fluctuation reaching as high as 1.55 percent at the end of trading.
Largan Precision Co. (大立光電) on Thursday posted consolidated revenues of NT$3.182 billion, up 6 percent year-on-year and representing the company's biggest monthly return so far this year.
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) for November rose 0.67 percent from a year earlier, largely on the back of more expensive vegetable prices, the government said Thursday.
Benchmark TAIEX on Thursday ended down 0.50 percent at 8,375.54 while the U.S. dollar shed NT$0.002 against the Taiwan dollar (TWD) to close at NT$29.690, according to the Central News Agency.
The U.S. Justice Department plans to bring mortgage fraud cases against several financial institutions early in 2014, using as a template the case that ended last month in JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s US$13 billion settlement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has floated a tanker-shaped vessel tagged as the world's largest “floating facility” with a length greater than the height of the Empire State Building.
Moody's raised its rating outlook for Spain to “stable” from “negative” Wednesday, citing signs of real improvement in the economy and government finances.
Britain is likely to raise the state pension age to 68 in the mid-2030s, a decade earlier than previously expected, to offset the impact of improving life expectancy, the government said, as it seeks to cut its pension bill.
A Federal Reserve survey showed Wednesday that the U.S. economy continues to grow steadily, with gains in all regions and most industries.