The U.K.'s national standards body has awarded four ISO certificates to Taipei-headquartered CTBC Financial Holding Co., recognizing the group's efforts in environmental protection and energy saving.
"Our first choice for investment will still be Taiwan," TSMC's chairman says.
Taiwan's capital comes in below many rivals in the regional, including Seoul.
Samsung Electronics posted its best quarterly profit in the second quarter due to a boom in memory chips.
In response to a supply shortage of cobalt, a key ingredient used in lithium-ion batteries, South Korean battery makers Samsung SDI and LG Chem are stepping up development of new batteries and diversifying their material suppliers.
China is the world's largest holder of foreign exchange reserves. It has over two and half times more foreign reserves than the second largest reserve holder, Japan.
But monetary easing measures propping up the world's third-largest economy will remain in place.
Samsung Electronics announced Tuesday it will ramp up production of its 8-gigabyte high bandwidth memory-2, known as HBM2, to meet growing demand across a wide range of applications including artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, advanced graphics, network systems and enterprise servers.
Established by Taiwan Glass Industrial Corp., Taichia Chengdu Glass Fiber Co. in Sichuan province is a key glass fiber manufacturing base in western China.
Growth of 6.9 percent was fueled by consumer spending and trade, the country's statistics bureau says.