Friday, October 9, 2015
The number of Taiwanese visitors to Indonesia could grow, now that the Southeast Asian county included Taiwan in its latest round of visa-free privileges Sept. 18, aviation and tourism representatives said Thursday.
Mainland Chinese shares surged Thursday as dealers returned from a week-long break that saw a global advance, but a regional rally mostly petered out, with Tokyo ending a six-day winning streak.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Taiwan's exports fell for an eighth straight month in September, contracting 14.6 percent year on year to US$22.54 billion, according to a Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) report released yesterday.
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) for September rose 0.28 percent from a year earlier, the first monthly rise this year after falling for eight straight months, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday.
Shares in Taiwan jumped more than 1 percent Wednesday on gains posted by the integrated circuit sector led by IC designer MediaTek Inc. (聯發科) and contract chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.065 to close at NT$32.872 as the strength of other currencies in the region encouraged traders here to buy into the local currency, dealers said.
Data Express Infotech Co., one of Apple Inc.'s main distributors in Taiwan, said Wednesday that its initial delivery of iPhone 6s models will be higher than last year's first shipment of the iPhone 6.
A ping pong playing robot, a flying origami bird and a mirror that some might find a little too honest for comfort were on display at a huge tech show in Japan on Wednesday.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire Wednesday on expanding its already huge stimulus program, despite mounting pressure on policymakers from sluggish growth and stagnant prices.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Japan is proving to be the most popular overseas destination for Chinese mainland tourists during the ongoing seven-day National Day holiday (from Oct. 1 to 7), according to a report from Ctrip, China's largest online travel agency.