Friday, March 27, 2015
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海) signed a strategic partnership agreement Thursday with SK C&C Co., a leading South Korean information technology (IT) services provider, to form a joint venture for the Chinese market.
Taiwan and China will begin a new round of negotiations over a trade-in-goods pact with China on March 31 in Beijing, focusing on market opening and tax concessions, a Ministry of Economic Affairs official said.
Taiwanese investors are facing increasing challenges in China as they continue to lose their competitive edge in a lowering market, a Chinese-language magazine reported.
Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwa's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Thursday that it will launch flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Tokyo's Narita Airport April 2 to capitalize on increasing travel interest between the two countries.
A senior Indonesian envoy has called on Indonesian businesspeople to be more aggressive in exploring markets in South Africa in order to compete with its fellow ASEAN member states in attracting tourists and trade from the second-largest economy in Africa.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) posted a slim profit for 2014, ending three consecutive annual losses on an improved margin and cost cuts, the company said Wednesday.
Taiwan Mobile Co. (台灣大哥大), the country's second-largest mobile provider, said Wednesday that it is unlikely to cancel its unlimited data plans for its fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in 2015.
China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom.
Taiwan is on track to replace all existing mercury vapor street lamps with LED fixtures by the end of 2016, Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao (卓士昭) said yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan closed down Wednesday, with the weighted index falling below the 9,700 point mark as downward pressure focused on large-cap stocks in both the high- tech and old economy sectors, dealers said.