Monday, July 6, 2015
BASF and Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT announced that they have joined forces to develop innovative solutions for the semiconductor industr. BASF has installed a modern tool for electrochemical metal deposition at the Fraunhofer IPMS Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) in Dresden. Fraunhofer is Europe's largest organization for applied research, according to a press release of the BASF.
Despite a drop in the Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) on the main board in the second quarter of this year, 70 percent of the mutual funds tracking local share prices posted gains, according to market statistics.
Bank of Taiwan, the largest lender in Taiwan, opened a sub-branch of the bank's Shanghai branch in the city's Jiading District Friday to extend the reach of its Chinese yuan denominated services in the Yangtze River Delta.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
China's equities market has suffered the worst three-week loss since 1992 as the government keeps rolling out measures to stabilize a seemingly unstoppable slide.
Confectioners in Japan are fretting over the rising prices of cacao beans -- the main ingredient in chocolate -- amid falling production in Africa due to bad weather, along with growing demand in China and other emerging economies.
Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. has hired Kelly Brook, a top British model to promote its flagship HTC One M9 in the United Kingdom.
Ride sharing platform Uber may finally find a way to legally operate in Taiwan after the Executive Yuan embarked on the second wave of regulation adjustments to relax rules governing sharing economy, digital currency and net neutrality.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Taiwan's primary interests in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks are finance, telecommunications, shipping, electronic commerce and short-term business travel, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday as participating countries prepare for the next round of negotiations on Monday.
Shares in Taiwan recovered most of their early losses Friday as bargain hunters turned active after seeing the market's benchmark index fall below the 9,300-point mark, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$31.120 as the United States reported lower-than-expected non-farm payroll data for June overnight, dealers said.