Wednesday, February 11, 2015
China's inflation plunged to a more than five-year low of 0.8 percent in January, official data showed Tuesday, fueling fears the world's second-largest economy is on the brink of a deflationary spiral.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Taiwan's exports in January grew 3.4 percent from the same month of last year to reach US$25.12 billion, according to customs statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on Monday.
Thanks to sales spikes in new iPhones, advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.'s (ASE, 日月光) consolidated revenues hit a new record in January compared with the same period in past years.
Last year, aviation pilots commanded a starting base salary of NT$102,540 a month and overtook physicians as the top earners in Taiwan's private sector, according to the 1111 Job Bank (1111人力銀行).
The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT) hosted its premier Women in Business Networking Event at the Shangri-La Hotel recently. To celebrate five years of event success and growth, guest speaker Tsai Ing-Wen (蔡英文), Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman and founder of the Thinking Taiwan Foundation, was invited to give the keynote address, according to a BCCT press release.
According to preliminary figures, the Bosch Group increased its sales by 6.2 percent in 2014, to 48.9 billion euros. After adjusting for exchange rate effects, sales growth was 7.2 percent. Sales results were negatively impacted by exchange rate effects to the tune of nearly 500 million euros, according to a press release from the company.
Shares in Taiwan edged down in thin trading Monday, reflecting a strong wait-and-see sentiment in the market, dealers said.
Handset shipments by Taiwan-based contract makers and brand vendors totaled 25.56 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 15 percent sequentially and up over 50 percent from a year earlier, according to market research firm Digitimes Research.
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has been awarded an ISO 26262 certification for developing functional safety for automotive electronics, the non-profit research and development organization announced Monday.
Samsung Electronics will add more style to its upcoming smart watch as the new device is rumored to have a round watch face abandoning the rectangular display panel used in its predecessors.