Friday, March 7, 2014
HTC Corp. unveiled Thursday its first smartphone using a chipset from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc., the leading chip supplier for Chinese smartphones, underlining its ambition to take on other low-cost Android phone makers.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, held a Taiwan developer conference Thursday as part of efforts to create more mobile apps for wearable devices and healthcare services.
Whether or not interest rates will rise depends on financial burdens on home owners as well as the overall economic situation, Central Bank Governor Fai-Nan Perng (彭淮南) said yesterday.
In an earnings conference, Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. (新光金控) yesterday announced that the company's net asset value has returned to above the NT$100 billion benchmark, while providing a progress update on efforts to expand toward the China and Southeast Asian markets.
Hawaiian Airlines is suspending its non-stop service to Taiwan in April and reassigning that route's 294-seat Airbus 330-200 aircraft to its non-stop service to Seoul, saying the increase in demand it anticipated after a change to U.S. visa rules hasn't materialized.
Shares in Taiwan closed above 8,700 points Thursday, the highest point in more than two years, as the bellwether electronics sector continued its momentum from the previous session, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.323 as traders moved their funds into regional currencies, including the local unit, after the United States reported disappointing economic data overnight, dealers said.
Israel's representative office in Taiwan held a seminar Thursday on investment opportunities in Israel that was attended by representatives from Taiwanese and Israeli companies, in an effort to boost economic ties between the two countries.
A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the U.S. from January through early February. Even so, conditions strengthened in most regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment and commercial real estate.