Friday, July 24, 2015
The local semiconductor sector trended lower Thursday morning after investors here took cues from a plunge in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index overnight to dump local integrated circuit (IC) heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), dealers said.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ManpowerGroup (萬寶華) research discovered that 57 percent of local employers have found recruiting skilled workers a challenge, and has ranked Taiwan 8th globally, and 3rd in the Asia-Pacific, in terms of recruitment difficulty.
The state-owned Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK, 工研院產經中心) predicted yesterday that the nation's production output will grow by merely 0.86 percent this year -- 1.85 percentage points lower than the institute's previous forecast.
The BioBusiness Asia (BBA) conference, one of the Bio Taiwan 2015 highlights, opened in Taipei Wednesday, attended by business, government and academic representatives in the bio technology sector from countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The government's measure to push down real estate prices appeared to bear some impact as housing prices in Taipei dropped to the level of two years ago, according to a report released by Sinyi Realty (信義房屋).
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday after Taiwanese suppliers to Apple Inc. took a beating in the wake of the U.S.-based consumer electronics giant's disappointing results and lower-than-expected sales guidance, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.055 to close at NT$31.352 as traders here were encouraged by a rebound in other regional currencies to raise their holdings in the local unit, dealers said.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Data Systems Consulting Co. (鼎新電腦), Taiwan's largest supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, teamed up with industrial computer maker Advantech Co. (研華科技) Tuesday to provide solutions that can improve manufacturing efficiency.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) has zeroed in on six industries in Japan to form partnerships with Taiwan's businesses, and a delegation visiting Japan will be dispatched every month to explore business opportunities in the latter half of 2015.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as select large-cap electronics stocks attracted late-session bargain hunting, helping to push the broader market back to the 9,000 point mark, dealers said.