Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport accumulated visitor traffic of 16.689 million travelers in the first six months of 2014, growing 13.1 percent from the same period last year, the highest among all airports in Asia.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$30.005 as the local currency followed other regional currencies higher against the greenback, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Tuesday, extending losses from a session earlier, as the bellwether electronics sector continued a downtrend, with investors pocketing recent gains, dealers said.
Far Glory Life Insurance Co. (遠雄人壽) on Monday reported earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.87 and a NT$3.67-billion net income for June, a sizeable 128-percent sequential growth, placing third and fourth among its peers in Taiwan.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday it plans to boost its share in the country's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband market to 40 percent in two years, given the high market potential.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) expressed the hope Tuesday that the number of subscribers to Taiwan's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband services will increase at a faster pace than projected by a government plan for the sector's expansion.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mobile users adopting the 4G LTE service have reached 300,000 in total since wireless broadband was introduced in Taiwan about two months ago, with Taiwan's major three telecom giants each grabbing a customer base of 100,000.
Display panel maker Innolux (群創) yesterday reported stellar performance over the second quarter, with sales seeing a 24-percent quarter-on-quarter improvement while garnering earnings-per-share performance of NT$0.33 over the period, vastly exceeding the NT$0.02 recorded in the first quarter.
Foreign investors last week bought net NT$6.97 billion-worth of local shares, with AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達光電) seeing the highest overbought positions, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
The Council of Agriculture (行政院農委會) said Monday that despite surging over the past month, egg prices are “still within a reasonable range,” meaning it will not take immediate action to control prices.