Sunday, January 25, 2015
Taiwan's industrial production hit a record high in 2014 due to the rising popularity of mobile communications devices, which gave a boost to the local electronics sector, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
A plan proposed by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), the top financial regulator in Taiwan, to allow wider share price fluctuations in the local bourse is welcomed by the market, analysts said Saturday.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Taiwan's industrial production index (106.56) and manufacturing index (106.67) both hit new records last year, while business revenues for the whole year (NT$14.5 trillion) reached an all-time high, according to reports released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Taiwanese computer makers Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) continued to lose ground to bigger rivals in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region during the fourth quarter, despite strong consumer demand over the holiday season.
Unemployment in Taiwan registered a 0.10-point monthly fall in December to 3.79 percent, the lowest level for December in 14 years, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
Turkish authorities conducted an investigation near the end of last year on global cellphone companies, placing Taiwanese electronics manufacturers HTC (宏達電), Asus (華碩) and Acer on a list of firms that will be subject to import tariffs on their goods entering Turkey.
The average regular monthly wage in Taiwan for the first 11 months of last year rose 1.76 percent from a year earlier on the back of an economic recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
Hopes that anti-dumping tariffs Taiwanese solar product exporters face would be removed have been dashed by a final decision made by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), which has ruled that exports from Taiwan have caused injury to the industry in the United States.
Shares in Taiwan extended gains Thursday from a session earlier as investors embraced hopes that the European Central Bank (ECB) will further ease its monetary policy to stimulate the eurozone, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.510 as foreign institutional investors continued to pick up local shares on a large scale, boosting demand for the local currency, dealers said.