Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Largan Precision Co.'s (大立光) revenues grew 44 percent in the first half of 2015, while revenues for the rest of Taiwan's precision optics industry shrank 7 percent during the same period, an industry group said.
Shares in Taiwan ended dramatically higher Monday thanks to a buying surge near the end of the session, dealers said.
Monday, August 31, 2015
In 2015, Taiwan is projected to have the highest capex for semiconductor manufacturing worldwide, according to a press release from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Manufacturers listed on the local main board and over-the-counter (OTC) market posted a more than 14 percent year-on-year increase in net profit for the first half of this year, with earnings hitting a new record high, largely on the back of falling operating costs, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海) and Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (SPIL, 矽品) yesterday announced a strategic alliance via share swap in a bid to reject Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.'s (ASE, 日月光) hostile takeover of SPIL.
Shares in Taiwan rose for the fourth consecutive session Friday as investors took cues from a strong rebound on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$32.772 as the greenback recouped its early losses to return to positive territory on the back of further intervention by Taiwan's central bank, dealers said.
Taipei's subway system will begin accepting iPass smartcards in September, but EasyCard holders will have to wait until next year to enjoy cashless travel on Kaohsiung's metro system.
Taiwan's slumping exports continued to drag down the country's manufacturing sector in July, with the sector flashing another "blue" light during the month, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台灣經濟研究院) said Friday.
The output of Taiwan's manufacturing sector will see contract this year as the global economy slows down, according to a forecast by the Industrial Economic and Knowledge Center (IEK) at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業技術研究院).