Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mobile users adopting the 4G LTE service have reached 300,000 in total since wireless broadband was introduced in Taiwan about two months ago, with Taiwan's major three telecom giants each grabbing a customer base of 100,000.
The National Development Council's (NDC) economic monitoring indicator flashed a “green” signal in June, representing a stable economy for the fifth month in a row.
Display panel maker Innolux (群創) yesterday reported stellar performance over the second quarter, with sales seeing a 24-percent quarter-on-quarter improvement while garnering earnings-per-share performance of NT$0.33 over the period, vastly exceeding the NT$0.02 recorded in the first quarter.
Foreign investors last week bought net NT$6.97 billion-worth of local shares, with AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達光電) seeing the highest overbought positions, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
The Council of Agriculture (行政院農委會) said Monday that despite surging over the past month, egg prices are “still within a reasonable range,” meaning it will not take immediate action to control prices.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at the day's high of NT$30.037 as the greenback recouped earlier losses on the back of buying by the local central bank, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan extended losses Monday from a session earlier as investors kept unloading their electronics stocks after the high-tech sector suffered a downturn on Wall Street at the end of last week, dealers said.
Australia has given the go-ahead to a massive coal mine in Queensland state which Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Monday could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians.
Though employees of many small and medium-size companies will benefit from this year's shunto spring labor-management wage negotiations, challenges have already surfaced for next year's shunto negotiations. This is mainly because of the tough decisions smaller firms had to make this time around.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday it will help the domestic photovoltaic industry respond after the United States decided on Friday to issue preliminary anti-dumping (AD) tariffs of 27.59-44.18 percent on solar products from Taiwan.