Monday, February 2, 2015
Taiwan's biomedical sensor industry generated NT$20.7 billion (US$654 million) in output value in 2014, 1.1 percent higher than the previous year, according to Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) statistics.
Even in the land of accessible public transit, scooters and a successful city-wide bike-share system in Taipei, Taiwan consumers have increased their appetite for imported cars, a recent report said.
Evergreen Group (長榮集團), one of Taiwan's leading transport conglomerates, has agreed to charter 11 large ships as part of its efforts to expand capacity and raise the efficiency and economy of scale of its fleet.
A Japanese foreign brokerage has upgraded its stock rating on Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) from “reduce” to “neutral” because of an enhanced product portfolio that might lead to greater sales growth in 2015.
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc., a major supplier of handset chips to Chinese brands, remained the world's third-largest supplier of smartphone application processors in the third quarter of 2014, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The newest tax reforms consolidating housing and property taxes, which are to be put into effect next year, are not in accordance with fair business practices and “open a door” for additional speculation on the housing market, according to former Taipei City Deputy Mayor and National Chengchi University (NCCU) professor Chang Chin-oh (張金鶚), who indicated that financial authorities have failed to adopt a progressive tax policy.
Seniors aged 55 and older in Taiwan are quickly bridging the digital divide — at least when it comes to mobile Internet use — according to a survey released yesterday by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC, 團法人台灣網路資訊中心).
Taiwanese credit-card spending in 2014 has reached the total sum of NT$2.06 trillion, marking the first time the number has broken the NT$2 trillion mark, according to statistics released by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會).
Shares in Taiwan fell below 9,400 points Friday as the bellwether electronics sector, led by flat panel heavyweights, trended lower, hurting investor sentiment, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.555 as intervention by Taiwan's central bank offset the impact of rising demand for the local currency ahead of the end of the month, dealers said.