Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) dipped 2.2 points to 48.6 in July indicating a contraction in the manufacturing sector, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院) reported yesterday.
Audi showcased its twin 2016 coupes, the TT and the TTS recently in Xinyi District, the automaker said.
Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to launch its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet in Taiwan one day after the handset's global debut, as the world's largest smartphone maker seeks to maintain its high-end market share.
Shares in Taiwan took a beating Monday as heavy selling pressure emerged in response to the country's poor economic data and a more pessimistic outlook for the hi-tech sector for the second half of the year, dealers said.
British banking group Barclays Plc has slashed its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth in 2015 by 1.7 percentage points to 2 percent, mainly reflecting the country's much weaker than expected economic performance in the second quarter.
In a bid to enhance the caliber and pervasiveness of Taiwan's corporate sustainability and social responsibility, the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 永續能源基金會) extended invitations to 27 leading domestic enterprises to jointly form the Center for Corporate Sustainability (CCS), which was recently launched at its offices on the 43rd floor of the Shin Kwong Life Insurance Tower.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Housing transactions in Taiwan in July maintained roughly the same level as a month earlier, with the volume of transactions falling in Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan and rising in Hsinchu and Taichung, according to a local real estate agent.
Disappointed by Taiwan's lower-than-expected gross domestic product growth for the second quarter of this year, a European brokerage has sharply cut its target for the Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) on the main board.
Shipments of Taiwan-made liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs fell more than 8 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier as Chinese TV brand Haier cut orders placed to Taiwanese contract makers, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in April-June, data showed yesterday, hammered by a plunge in its key export sector and falling demand in China.