Saturday, October 3, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.076 to close at the day's high of NT$33.156 amid cautious sentiment ahead of the release of U.S. non-farm payroll data, dealers said.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Trading of commercial real estate -- offices and manufacturing facilities -- totaled NT$7.5 billion in the third quarter, substantially lower than the NT$23 billion average recorded over the past decade, Colliers International Taiwan Ltd (高力國際) said yesterday.
Chinese manufacturing activity improved slightly in September while growth in service industries slowed due to disruptions from a massive military parade, surveys showed Thursday.
The Ministry of Labor (勞動部) said Thursday that 26 businesses had placed a total of 1,233 employees on involuntary unpaid leave during September.
Taiwan is hoping to start negotiating with the European Union on a bilateral investment agreement in an effort to strengthen bilateral trade relations, a foreign affairs official said Thursday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford said that housing prices are unlikely to drop 10-20 percent this year, as prospective buyers are expecting, because construction companies and housing agents are not willing to lower their prices.
Although a recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) indicates that Taiwan has slipped one place to rank as the 15th-most competitive economy in the world, it is still one of the most competitive economies in Asia and has managed to increase its score, said Attilio Batista, an economist at the forum.
Fares for domestic flights will be lowered Oct. 30 to reflect falling fuel costs, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Thursday.
The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) has signed an agreement with the Taiwan Circular Economy Network, a privately held foundation, to help transform Taiwan into a more competitive resource-efficient economy.
A slowdown in mainland China and weakness at home dented Japanese firms' confidence last quarter, a central bank report showed Thursday, as tepid data suggest the world's third-largest economy has slipped into recession.