Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Fewer companies in Taiwan plan to give their employees a raise than a year ago despite the improving economy, according to the results of a survey released Monday.
An auto parts trade show held by Taiwan's main trade promotion body concluded in Myanmar on Monday after attracting a sizable crowd of buyers, the organizers said.
Thanks to a recovering economy and a surge in demand for electronics products, export orders saw double digit growth in June, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
The central bank yesterday announced that in order to suppress rampantly rising housing prices, mortgages for individuals currently with three properties under their name will be limited to 50 percent of the purchase price.
Taiwan shares closed up 40.0 points, or 0.42 percent, at 9,440.97 Monday on turnover of NT$90.3 billion (US$3.0 billion), while the U.S. dollar fell NT$0.014 to close at NT$30.037 in Taipei.
McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
South Korea's capital Seoul said Monday it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues and threatened the livelihood of licensed taxi drivers.
Monday, July 21, 2014
For years Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work.
Shipments of notebook computers worldwide for the third quarter of this year are expected to rise more than 4 percent from a quarter earlier due to the back-to-school buying spree, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Personal computer shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew in the second quarter of 2014 after seven quarters of consecutive decline, according to market research firm IDC.