Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Alibaba founder Jack Ma yesterday (馬雲) in Taipei urged Taiwanese business leaders to repair a private-sector culture that is unfriendly toward youth.
Future cross-strait economic cooperation should aim to benefit the public in tangible ways and to distribute the benefits to all, said former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) in Taipei yesterday., 1 Comment
Samsung Electronics Co. launched two mid-tier metal clad smartphones with premium designs in Taiwan Monday in an attempt to attract young consumers and regain ground from other handset makers.
Undeterred by economic uncertainty, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, a top Taiwanese bubble tea brand in Thailand, plans to open at least 4-5 more branches next year.
The average price of smartphones in Taiwan is expected to drop by 10 percent next year as more affordable 4G-enabled models hit the local market, according to tech research firm IDC.
After showing improvements in wastewater management practices, an Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) factory in Kaohsiung was yesterday permitted by the city government to resume operations.
Shares in Taiwan ended lower yesterday as investors remained cautious amid international and domestic uncertainties, dealers said.
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