Friday, August 1, 2014
The “ocean transportation express zone,” the construction of which was completed in June, will go a long way in helping Taiwan's economic development, said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) yesterday rejected rumors that the 131.17-point tumble at the conclusion of yesterday's session was part of reprisals by foreign institutional investors over the regulator's plans to impose controls on reports published by their analysts.
Housing prices in Greater Taipei and Kaohsiung both dropped in the second quarter, while real estate prices in Taipei fell below the level of a year ago, according to a report released by Cathay Real Estate (國泰建設) yesterday.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) on Thursday forecast third quarter revenues of just NT$42 billion (US$1.4 billion) to NT$47 billion, a decrease of 18-36 percent from the previous quarter.
The Cabinet's Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday adjusted Taiwan's second quarter GDP growth to 3.84 percent, up 1.05 percentage points from its previous estimate.
MediaTek (聯發科), a fabless semiconductor company and system-on-chip (SOC) solution provider yesterday reported its operating results over the second quarter, recording revenues of NT$54.133 billion and after-tax net income of NT$12.549 billion, improving by 17.66 and 23.8 percent quarter-on-quarter, respectively, at the firm's earnings conference.
Shares in Taiwan took a beating Thursday as large-cap semiconductor stocks came under heavy downward pressure amid cautious sentiment toward the outlook for the third quarter, dealers said.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
AU Optronics (友達) yesterday second quarter revenues of NT$102.042 billion, improving by 8.8 percent quarter-on-quarter, and after-tax net income of NT$4.024 billion, and earnings-per-share performance of NT$0.42, at the company's earnings conference yesterday.
Semiconductor testing and assembly companies Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) and Siliconware Precision Industries Limited (SPIL, 矽品) yesterday hosted their respective earnings conferences, each expressing an upbeat outlook over the second half of this year.
Four Taiwanese civilians were arrested by Australian Federal Police in Melbourne on July 29 for carrying 135 kilograms of methamphetamine, worth AU$130 million (US$122 million).