First trading following the Lunar New Year holiday saw the Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) climb over 50 points and the New Taiwan dollar trade higher.
Despite a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to cut drug prices, there are no concerns about the outlook for an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that is listed on the local main board to track the U.S. biotech index, according to market analysts.
Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever on Thursday posted a 5.5 percent rise in net profit boosted by deodorants and ice cream sales, but warned "tough markets" are to continue in 2017.
If there was to be a trade war between the United States and China, it would be a disaster for the world, with Taiwan and South Korea among the hardest-hit, a Taiwanese business leader said on Tuesday.
Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.
Tire manufacturer Tai-feng, which saw its Zhongli factory burn down last week, has seen a dramatic NT$1.1 billion increase in market capitalization in trading following the incident.
Taiwan's unemployment rate fell slightly last December to 3.79 percent, with 446,000 people out of work, 9,000 fewer than in the previous month, according to government figures released Monday.
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.
A Seoul court denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.
Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as a bribery suspect in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.