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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Employees in Taiwan would like to be paid an average NT$40,536 (US$1,324) per month, about 10 percent higher than the average real wage, according to a survey released Friday by an online human resource agency.
Owing to the warming business climate, credit card spending for 2014 spending will likely hit a record high of NT$2 trillion, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金融監督管理委員會).
Friday, November 14, 2014
As the Japanese yen is plunging in value, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday invited Japanese businesses leaders “for a cup of coffee,” as part of efforts to have them slash product prices.
FSC confirms cross-strait talks on finance sector
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) confirmed yesterday that cross-strait meetings will be held by the end of the year to deliberate collaboration in the banking, insurance and securities industries.
Local financial regulators recently authorized Taiwan-listed companies to participate in the issuance of non-capital-raising depository receipts (Level-1 ADR) that are traded in over-the-counter markets overseas.
CTBC Financial Holding recently posted earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.44 for the year to September, saying that it is optimistic about Taiwan's economy in 2015 and its own prospects.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at the day's high of NT$30.752 as the local central bank continued its intervention to vault the greenback sharply from its earlier losses, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan bounced back Thursday from a plunge the previous day, as local suppliers to Apple Inc. benefited from bargain hunting, dealers said.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Facing the pressure that will result from the soon-to be signed China-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA), a senior Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) official said Wednesday that the ministry hopes negotiations between Taiwan and China on a trade-in-goods pact can be accelerated.
A concert called “Songs of the century — a night of classic oldies” (時代之歌 — 懷念金曲演唱會) celebrating pop music of the past at National Dr. Sun Ya-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館) was cancelled yesterday 10 minutes before the show started due to the smell of dioxin filling the venue; the fire department was unable to pinpoint the source of the smell.
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