Sunday, February 1, 2015
China's housing prices rose in January for the first time in nine months, a survey showed Saturday, breaking a decline that has weighed on growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The newest tax reforms consolidating housing and property taxes, which are to be put into effect next year, are not in accordance with fair business practices and “open a door” for additional speculation on the housing market, according to former Taipei City Deputy Mayor and National Chengchi University (NCCU) professor Chang Chin-oh (張金鶚), who indicated that financial authorities have failed to adopt a progressive tax policy.
Seniors aged 55 and older in Taiwan are quickly bridging the digital divide — at least when it comes to mobile Internet use — according to a survey released yesterday by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC, 團法人台灣網路資訊中心).
Taiwanese credit-card spending in 2014 has reached the total sum of NT$2.06 trillion, marking the first time the number has broken the NT$2 trillion mark, according to statistics released by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會).
Shares in Taiwan fell below 9,400 points Friday as the bellwether electronics sector, led by flat panel heavyweights, trended lower, hurting investor sentiment, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.555 as intervention by Taiwan's central bank offset the impact of rising demand for the local currency ahead of the end of the month, dealers said.
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing's commerce ministry said Thursday.
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday.