Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The central bank yesterday announced that in order to suppress rampantly rising housing prices, mortgages for individuals currently with three properties under their name will be limited to 50 percent of the purchase price.
Taiwan shares closed up 40.0 points, or 0.42 percent, at 9,440.97 Monday on turnover of NT$90.3 billion (US$3.0 billion), while the U.S. dollar fell NT$0.014 to close at NT$30.037 in Taipei.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Shipments of notebook computers worldwide for the third quarter of this year are expected to rise more than 4 percent from a quarter earlier due to the back-to-school buying spree, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Personal computer shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew in the second quarter of 2014 after seven quarters of consecutive decline, according to market research firm IDC.
Securities companies in Taiwan suffered a more-than 17 percent month-on-month decline in net profits in June in the wake of losses incurred by their proprietary operations, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Eyeing the US$5.6 billion indoor lighting business, the Organic Light-emitting Diode Lighting Commercialization Alliance (OLCA) was recently established with a view to facilitating OLED industry development in Taiwan.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
A move by China Steel Corp. (中鋼), Taiwan's largest steel maker, to leave its domestic wholesale product prices unchanged showed the market has been stabilizing, analysts said Saturday.
Taiwan's machine tool exports rose in June due to strong demand from Turkey and Germany, a local industry group said Saturday.
uncil of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) Minister Chen Bao-ji (陳保基) has solicited investment in the value-added agriculture industry in Taiwan's planned free economic pilot zones (FEPZs) and has aggressively promoted a future U.S.-Taiwan bilateral investment agreement (BIA) during a July 13-19 visit to the United States, a COA spokesman said Saturday.
Shares of smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. (大立光) came under pressure Friday morning, extending their losses from a session earlier, although the company reported a record high net profit for the second quarter of the year, dealers said. Many investors preferred to lock in the gains they had built in the stock in recent sessions, hoping that Largan will report bottom line growth for the past quarter, they said.