Friday, January 30, 2015
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones.
Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing's commerce ministry said Thursday.
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Tuesday it now counts Japan as its 54th market worldwide for selling its smartphones by teaming up with Japanese major bookseller BOOKOFF Corp.
Taiwanese companies will not be able to easily satisfy their human resources needs given the slow wage increases in the country, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT).
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) announced Wednesday that it will open a 24-hour online store in its home market next month to cater to the country's mobile shopping trend.
Transparency and assurances to vulnerable sectors were central to South Korea's push for trade liberalization, the country's former trade minister Taeho Bark said in Taipei yesterday.
Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it will set up a small team based in Taipei to better support businesses in Taiwan.
Shares in Taiwan were hammered by losses on Wall Street overnight as investors took cues from concerns over the pace of the global economic recovery amid a plunge in international crude oil prices, dealers said.