Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A committee meeting held by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) to discuss a minimum wage hike ended Monday without a decision, due to a boycott by the business sector.
The Taiwan Top Salary 100 Index (台灣高薪100指數) on Monday slid 5.97 points to 5,159.55 on the back of its arrival on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Shares in Taiwan edged slightly higher in lackluster trading Monday, with the bellwether electronics sector nudging higher and financial stocks ending lower.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) said Sunday that local companies influenced by a U.S. anti-dumping ruling will be compensated for litigation expenses, after Washington decided Friday to impose dumping duties against some foreign steel pipe producers.
The association representing Taiwan's major manufacturing businesses has voiced objections to the newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen's bid to raise the salary levels for the country's workers.
Winning a run of accolades and awards for its commitment to promote corporate governance and environmental protection, Far EasTone's (FET,遠傳電信) corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation begins a new chapter.
Keeping a finger on the pulse the Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG, 青年奧運), Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT, 中華電信) has launched a video on demand (VOD) service.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth US$1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.
The production value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector for the second quarter rose almost 5 percent from a year earlier on the back of an economic recovery at home and abroad, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., and MediaTek Inc. ranked as the three largest research and development spenders among the manufacturers listed on Taiwan's main board and the over-the-counter (OTC) market in the second quarter of his year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).