Demand for gold rose in 2016 to a three-year high, aided by keen investment appetite for the precious metal, the World Gold Council said Friday in a report.
European stock markets diverged and Asia's leading indices closed lower Thursday as investors digested the Federal Reserve's latest outlook and a raft of corporate earnings reports.
More than 100 retailers including Wal-Mart and Target as well as key trade associations are launching a new coalition aimed at fighting a Republican proposal on how imports get taxed, a measure they believe would harm their businesses.
The Taiwan dollar rose nearly 7 percent during the Year of the Monkey that ended Friday, the first lunar year during which the Taiwan dollar appreciated since the Year of the Dragon from 2012 to 2013.
The global rally in stocks pushed into another day, with Tokyo leading a surge in Asian markets Thursday following another record close on Wall Street that saw the Dow hit a historic milestone.
Asian and European markets pushed higher Wednesday, tracking a record close on Wall Street as investor concerns eased over Donald Trump's lack of domestic policies.
Investors in the local main board raked in about NT$420,000 (US$13,384) in profit on average in the year of the monkey after the market closed Tuesday, the last trading session of the year on the lunar calendar, statistics show.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar on Tuesday, shedding NT$0.049 to close at NT$31.382, as foreign investors continued to move funds into the region, dealers said.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday its revenues leapt 54 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in December, spurred by rapid growth in Chinese online shopping.
Apple Inc. ranked as the best smartphone vendor in Taiwan in terms of both sales volume and value last December, holding that spot for the fourth consecutive month, following the launch of its latest iPhone models, industry sources said Tuesday.