Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to reassure investors that his reformist agenda would translate into better governance for Asia's third-largest economy.
On course to enjoy the largest growth in regional semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials capital expenditures for 2014-15, Taiwan will bring this investment energy into focus on Sept. 3-5 at SEMICON Taiwan 2014.
The government may model South Korea's real estate tax system to grant more tax deductibles to middle- and low-income families, while having the rich pay more taxes.
A survey by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) published yesterday showed that demand for manpower across businesses in the fourth quarter is expected to hit a three-year high, indicating that Taiwan's employers are more willing to take on new hires amid more encouraging economic recovery.
Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Growth in Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in August, two closely watched surveys showed Monday, losing momentum as a declining property sector and waning stimulus effects weigh on the world's second-largest economy.
China's home prices fell at a slower rate in August than the previous month, an independent survey showed Monday, as more local governments loosened purchasing restrictions to prop up sales.
The local integrated circuit sector moved higher Monday on expectations that the upcoming annual SEMICON Taiwan exhibition (國際半導體展) will come up with positive leads to help IC stocks spark more buying interest, dealers said.
Tablet computers, a product category that first emerged in 2010, will see an annual decline in global shipments this year for the first time as their novelty seems to have worn off and prices have bottomed out, according to a local research firm.
In response to growing competition by rival carriers such as Taiwan Star Cellular Co.'s (台灣之星) NT$599 monthly unlimited 4G usage contracts, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT, 中華電) yesterday began offering a number of lower-priced 4G mobile subscription plans.