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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Taiwanese credit-card spending in 2014 has reached the total sum of NT$2.06 trillion, marking the first time the number has broken the NT$2 trillion mark, according to statistics released by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會).
Shares in Taiwan fell below 9,400 points Friday as the bellwether electronics sector, led by flat panel heavyweights, trended lower, hurting investor sentiment, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.555 as intervention by Taiwan's central bank offset the impact of rising demand for the local currency ahead of the end of the month, dealers said.
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.
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.
Beijing stresses 'One Belt, One Road' in Taipei
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).
Korean ex-trade minister discusses free trade
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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