Sunday, September 21, 2014
Taiwan is expected to report a year-on-year increase in export orders for August on the back of peak season effects for the bellwether electronics sector, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor sector for 2015 is expected to grow about 6 percent from this year largely due to solid demand for mobile devices, according to a recent research report.
Despite a recent pullback in the local market, investors appear more upbeat about the market outlook, according to the results of a survey released Friday by Cathay Financial Holding Co.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Taiwan banks' exposure to China hit a fresh high at the end of June on the back of increasing financial exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, according to the Central Bank of the Republic of China (中央銀行).
Face masks made in Taiwan ranked as the No. 1 counterfeit product manufactured mainly for use by mainland tourists, according to statistics compiled by the Customs Administration.
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday as investors decided to lock in earlier gains when the index moved closer to 9,300 points, the nearest level of technical resistance, dealers said.
As the government's measures to curb real estate speculation intensify, the central bank (中央銀行) said the annual growth rate of Taiwan's outstanding home-purchase loans dropped to 4.82 percent in July.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.258, as it extended gains from a session earlier on expectations of higher interest rates in the United States, dealers said.
Japan on Friday downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax hike.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Indonesia's finance minister said Thursday he was “optimistic” the country could achieve 7-percent growth by 2017 but warned that incoming president Joko Widodo faces a major challenge in pushing much-needed infrastructure development.