Saturday, November 21, 2015
Former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) returned to Taipei Friday after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC, 亞太經合會) forum leaders' meeting Nov. 18-19 in Manila.
Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Thursday to close above the 8,400-point mark, led by biotechnology stocks and buoyed by an overnight rally on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 247 points, dealers said.
Taiwan is facing a major issue of brain drain, as 25 percent of its citizens working abroad have no intention of returning home, according to a survey released Friday by 1111 Job Bank.
The local governments of Taichung and Keelung signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday with American multinational technology company Cisco Systems Inc. to create smart city solutions in the two cities.
Taiwan advanced four notches in the annual International Institute for Management and Development (IMD) World Talent Ranking for 2015, moving from 27th place last year to 23rd and ranking fourth in Asia.
Facing the increasing threat from mainland China's emerging "red supply chain" -- the fast-growing cluster of high-tech components cultivated by the mainland Chinese authorities -- Taiwan's semiconductor industry must collaborate with Chinese companies to stay afloat, Taiwanese industry representatives said.
Gasoline and diesel prices are expected to drop next week because of lingering doubts over a glut and a decline in international crude oil prices, market sources said Friday.
ARM Holdings Plc, the British designer of microprocessors that power almost all mobile computing devices, said Thursday in Taipei that it is increasing its investment in software in a bid to achieve its recently revised target for server market share.
Over half of the restricted food products entering the country between Jan. 1, 2014 and Oct. 31, 2015 consisted of pet food, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said Friday.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je expressed hope Friday that construction of the planned Taipei Mass Rapid Transit Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line can be accelerated smoothly.