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Thursday, April 23, 2015
March unemployment stands at 3.72%
Taiwan's jobless rate hit 3.72 percent in March, up by 0.03 percentage points from February but down by 0.31 percentage points from a year earlier, government statistics showed Wednesday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) held the first "Networking Event for TWSE-listed Companies" to promote interaction and exchange between TWSE-listed companies, as well as the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at the Taipei International Convention Center on Monday.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.060 to close at NT$31.113 as the local currency followed its regional counterparts in moving higher against the greenback, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Wednesday with the help of the bellwether electronics sector, which staged a technical rebound on active bargain hunting after the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted gains overnight, dealers said.
Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said Wednesday that cooperation in the capital markets across the Taiwan Strait should be implemented in a gradual manner.
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses common in the garment industry.
Australian consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in the three months to March, data showed Wednesday, with the annual headline inflation rate softening to give the central bank room to cut interest rates.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The nation's manufacturing sector output will grow 2.71 percent to NT$19.51 trillion in 2015, said the government-sponsored Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK, 工研院產經中心) yesterday.
Trade between Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries may receive a boost on the back of mainland China's "One Belt and One Road" (一帶一路) initiative, the Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation (兩岸共同市場基金會) said yesterday.
MediaTek Inc., a leading Taiwanese IC design company, was the 10th largest semiconductor brand supplier in the world in 2014, up five notches from a year earlier, according to market information advisory firm IHS.
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