Saturday, January 30, 2016
The quality of over 60 percent of USB power supplies sold in Taiwan is not up to standard, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Cabinet's Consumer Protection Committee.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that exchanges of students between Taiwan and mainland China contributed to peace in the area, and he lamented that mainland students studying in Taiwan are still not covered under Taiwan's national health insurance program.
Friday, January 29, 2016
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.033 to close at the day's high of NT$33.743, in a quiet session with moderate trading volume, dealers said.
Amid Taiwan's economic downturn and stagnant salaries, a staggering 87.1 percent of employees want to leave their current employment after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, and 78 percent want to work overseas, with Hong Kong/Macau being their top choice, according to the results of a survey released Thursday.
The manufacturing sector's monitoring indicator flashed the sluggish "blue" signal in December, for the ninth straight month, according to a report released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 7,900-point mark Thursday as investors shrugged off heavy losses seen on Wall Street overnight to pick up stocks almost across the board, dealers said.
Forecasters at Citibank (Taiwan) recently predicted that mainland China's economic slowdown will lead to major revisions in international stock markets in 2016, and regarded crude oil as the only worthy investment target in the energy sector.
Continuous momentum regarding a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the European Union is essential for related talks to proceed, said Madeleine Majorenko, the EU representative to Taiwan, on Thursday.
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.34 billion in orders worldwide in December 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99, according to the December EMDS Book-to-Bill Report, published today by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
Passenger volume last year at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, reached 38.47 million, an all-time high and representing a 7.45 percent annual growth, the Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Thursday.