Thursday, August 21, 2014
Cathay Life Insurance (國泰人壽) yesterday announced that the company has purchased a prime property in London, marking the first acquisition by a Taiwanese life insurance carrier since the Financial Supervision Commission's (FSC,金融監督管理委員會) approval of overseas real estate investments for the sector.
Taiwan's export orders totaled US$38.18 billion in July, up 5.7 percent year-on-year and marked a six-month growing streak, based on a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.047 after moving in a narrow range on thin turnover, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan extended gains Wednesday from a session earlier as buying rotated to the financial sector, which had been lagging behind the broader market, dealers said.
Japan's trade deficit for July narrowed 6.6 percent from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, with exports picking up on rising demand for cars and machinery.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday announced that Taiwan's manufacturing sector accumulated gross output of NT$3.67 trillion over the second quarter of this year, improving by 8.21 percent quarter-on-quarter, and 4.94 percent year-on-year.
Taiwanese people tend to buy more insurance policies for other members of their families than for themselves, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday staged its second conference to gather opinions from the public on the ongoing real estate tax reform, with civic organizations loudly voicing their disapproval.
Real estate developers will roll out new housing units onto the market in an amount totaling NT$303.5 billion this year, reaching a new record, according to a report released by housing magazine HouseFun (好房雜誌).
Despite 14-percent growth in global shipments of touch modules in 2014, annual sales are expected to see their first decline, of 1 percent, in four years, according to NPD DisplaySearch.