Japan's economy appears to be weakening as exports fell 10 percent and imports plunged 23 percent in April while a monthly survey of factory managers showed the sharpest deterioration in operating conditions in over three years.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.096 to close at NT$32.656, with traders here rushing to pick up the local currency in the wake of the strength of other regional units, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan jumped more than 200 points to close above the 8,300-point mark Monday, led by heavyweights in the bellwether electronics sector who benefited from an upturn in turnover, dealers said.
Vietnamese budget airline VietJet, famed for its bikini-clad air hostesses, has agreed to buy 100 passenger jets from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing for US$11.3 billion, the airline said Monday, in a deal signed in front of U.S. President Barack Obama in Hanoi.
A scenic trek -- the famed tourist destination Caoling (草嶺) in Yunlin -- is shown in this undated file photo.
ANZ Bank (Taiwan) said that it has introduced a new way for carrying out money transfers by using a mobile phone number instead of a bank account number.
Real wages and earnings in Taiwan were both down in the first quarter of 2016 year-on-year, hurt by lower year-end bonuses and only small gains in salaries, according to government statistics released Monday.
The unemployment rate fell 0.05 percentage points to 3.86 percent in April, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) reported Monday.
Brokerages in Taiwan are now allowed to open call centers to take orders from their clients to buy and sell securities, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
In an effort to support the Taiwan consumer banking market to connect to the world, Citibank Taiwan announced on May 20 that Citi's first new smart branch model in the Asia-Pacific region had reopened in Tianmu, Taipei. Meanwhile, the leading global bank also launched its Citigold Diversification Index to deliver a better wealth management experience.