Friday, January 30, 2015
Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing's commerce ministry said Thursday.
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday.
Taiwanese companies will not be able to easily satisfy their human resources needs given the slow wage increases in the country, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT).
Transparency and assurances to vulnerable sectors were central to South Korea's push for trade liberalization, the country's former trade minister Taeho Bark said in Taipei yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan were hammered by losses on Wall Street overnight as investors took cues from concerns over the pace of the global economic recovery amid a plunge in international crude oil prices, dealers said.
Since the opening of the GreTai Securities Market's (GTSM, 櫃臺買賣) gold trading platform on Jan. 5, average daily returns have been high, with the overall index value climbing NT$2.1 million along with the global gold market's recent strong rebound, ..........
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.184 to close at the day's high of NT$31.512 as traders here were motivated by weakness among other regional currencies to dump the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday turned down the merger application between Asia Pacific Telecom (亞太電信) and Ambit Microsystems Corp. (國碁).
Taiwanese spend an average NT$5,280 (US$169) per person per month to dine out, which is the fifth highest amount in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a MasterCard survey that was released Wednesday.