Sunday, December 1, 2013
The volume of housing unit transactions in November rose nearly 2 percent across Taiwan on a traditional year-end buying spree, while the Greater Taipei market remained flat-footed, according to research by Sinyi Realty, Inc. (信義房屋).
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Taiwan will see 1.74 percent growth in GDP this year, a 0.57-percent downward adjustment from the previously estimated 2.31 percent, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said yesterday.
Asian trade powerhouse South Korea took a step closer on Friday to joining 12-nation talks aimed at slashing trade barriers between nations making up about 40 percent of the world economy.
Japan's economy is gaining momentum, data for October showed, with consumer prices excluding food and energy rising 0.3 percent from a year earlier, the biggest gain since 1998. However, household spending remained tepid, as incomes slipped from the same month a year before.
The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA, 勞委會) yesterday announced the 10 most dangerous professions in Taiwan, based on this year's casualty rates.
Worldwide shipments of liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs are expected to fall slightly in 2013 from a year earlier on weaker demand caused by an economic slowdown, a research report said Friday.
Six companies who participated in an operating license auction for the fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband network paid a total of NT$118.65 billion, the National Communication Commission announced yesterday.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.001 to close at NT$29.679 as local exporters continued to sell the greenback in exchange for the local currency to settle their monthly accounts, dealers said.
Although TAIEX dropped 0.5 percent or 43 points in November, it is widely believed that the index looks set to reach a yearly high in December, due to more liquidity brought in by the government's and conglomerates' funds.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Friday as buying rotated to local manufacturers in the supply chain of Apple Inc., driven by strong demand for the company's new iPhone 5S, dealers said.