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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Taiwan and the United States are still discussing when to hold the next round of talks under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday.
Taiwan has an "exceptionally good" chance of gaining entry into the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) as an ordinary member, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) remained the world's largest semiconductor foundry by taking more than half of the global market in 2014, according to tech research firm Gartner Inc.
Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group (富士康集團), a major supplier to Apple Inc., has plans to invest US$3.5 billion in India in the coming years to produce a wide range of electronic devices, Indian daily the Business Standard reported.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
Shares in Taiwan edged lower Tuesday as the market retreated into consolidation mode, dealers said.
Some of the world's biggest iron ore miners were Tuesday placed on "credit watch negative" by Standard and Poor's, as ore prices plunge due to a supply glut and soft Chinese demand.
India's future purchase of Rafale fighter jets will only come through direct talks with the French government, the defense minister has said, effectively killing talks on a massive deal.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
East Asia's developing economies led by China will grow slightly slower this year, with higher U.S. interest rates and an appreciating U.S. dollar posing further risks to the region, the World Bank said Monday.
Mainland China suffered an across-the-board decline in trade in March, the government said Monday, days ahead of GDP data expected to show another slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
  
  
  
  
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