Monday, December 16, 2013
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday approved the Executive Yuan's plan for Taiwan's forthcoming free economic pilot zone and instructed the Cabinet to form a task force to promote the plan and inform the public.1 Comment
A delegation led by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) Executive Vice President Walter Yeh (葉明水) participated an annual meeting of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) held in the United States earlier this week, TAITRA said.
The government's National Development Fund plans to allocate NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) over five years to back local startup companies.
The Tourism Bureau said it is making a final push to achieve its goal of recording 8 million overseas travelers to Taiwan by the end of the year.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp., which has been accused of fostering a harsh working environment at its Shanghai complex, said yesterday that working conditions at the facility were as good as in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park.
Land developers and real estate agents yesterday warned that real estate prices throughout the country may go up further next year after a steep increase in land value on the first day of 2014, when sellers are expected to unload their tax burdens on buyers by raising prices.1 Comment
Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Friday but turnover remained thin, making it hard for the index to overcome stiff technical resistance ahead of 8,400 points, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at NT$29.689 on thin turnover as many traders stayed on the sidelines, dealers said.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The operator of the first Taiwanese online shopping service to accept Bitcoin said Thursday that it will implement strict risk-control measures for the virtual currency.
A pre-show press conference was held yesterday to provide a preview of two lighting and LED trade shows slated to take place next year.