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.
Japan's job market is tightening despite a rise in the unemployment rate, official data showed Tuesday, as consumer spending recovers from April's sales tax hike.
Local private investment totaled NT$666.5 billion in the first half of 2014, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) made the largest contribution among all companies, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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.
The National Development Council's (NDC) economic monitoring indicator flashed a “green” signal in June, representing a stable economy for the fifth month in a row.