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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Business forum draws record  levels of foreign investment
The Taiwan Business Alliance Conference (全球招商論壇) was held Wednesday in Taipei and attracted record investment commitments from foreign companies, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Job openings posted on the 104 Job Bank as of the end of September hit a record high, indicating that enterprises in Taiwan remain enthusiastic about recruiting new employees, the online recruitment agency said Wednesday.
A flawless fancy vivid pink diamond sold for a record US$17.7 million in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sotheby's said.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Asian tech giants are fast-rivaling their Western counterparts, with Taiwan's Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co. an example of that rising power, according to an article posted on the Forbes website.
More than 57 percent of Taiwan's petroleum products were exported to Southeast Asia in 2013 and during the first seven months of this year, making the region Taiwan's largest overseas market for such products, according to government statistics released Tuesday.
Following the sudden bankruptcy filing of U.S.-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), a U.S.-based sapphire glass production solutions provider, shares of a number of partnering Taiwanese companies saw rocky trading throughout yesterday's session.
Consumer price index rises by 0.73% in September: DGBAS
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.73 percent annually in September but was down 0.03 percent from a month earlier, the government reported Tuesday.
The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院) has revised upwards its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth in 2014 because of continued strength in the country's private consumption and investment.
A majority of job seekers in Taiwan would be willing to move abroad to work — and generally not for economic reasons, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey of the global workforce.
Shares in Taiwan extended their losses Tuesday from a session earlier as foreign investors dragged down the spot market to give a boost to their extensive holdings in the futures market, dealers said.
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