Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Shih Su-mei (石素梅), minister of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處), yesterday stated that while it mentioned HTC in a recent economic growth forecast, it did not attribute Taiwan's poor economic performance to the beleaguered handset maker's tumbling global sales figures.
Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT, 中華電信) chairman yesterday said that the company will launch 4G services in the second half of 2014 and expects its 4G subscriber base to reach 300,000.
The Aurora Group (震旦行), Taiwan's leading manufacturer of office furniture and automation equipment, on Tuesday unveiled a three-dimensional (3D) printer for business use.
The founder of Taiwan's Chimei Group (奇美實業) was awarded a medal by Japan in Taipei Tuesday in recognition of his long term efforts to promote bilateral trade relations and exchanges.
Shares in Taiwan closed down at under 8,400 points Tuesday as investors locked in the gains they had built in the past few sessions, taking cues from a pullback on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Taiwan's manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) registered 52 points in November, up 0.4 points from October, according to a report released by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院) yesterday.
Gemtek (正文) yesterday reported discouraging operating results for the first three quarters of the current year, accumulating consolidated revenues of NT$15.689 billion on average profit margins of 12 percent, while yielding a net income of NT$406 million and earnings of NT$1.32 per share.
China's top negotiator on Monday visited Cecilia Koo, widow of the first chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, and said he expects the signing of Taiwan-China trade-in-goods agreement in the first half of 2014.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.043 to close at NT$29.636 amid improving sentiment toward the regional economy in the wake of China's better-than-expected manufacturing activity, dealers said.
China-based mobile company Xiaomi launched pre-sales for Hongmi —its cheapest new phone line — on Monday, with over 10,000 orders placed in the first fifteen minutes, boding well for its venture into the Taiwanese market.