Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A special resident visa for foreign national entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in Taiwan will soon be open for application, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
The Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI) yesterday released a report urging government policies that incorporate women into the workforce ahead of a labor shortage.
Taiwan is still negotiating with Indonesia and the Philippines on their "unilateral" decisions made earlier this month to raise wages for domestic helpers in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Shares in Taiwan staged a mild technical rebound Tuesday as gains posted by select high-tech stocks helped the broader market climb out of a 2.4 percent plunge seen a session earlier, dealers said.
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's leading flat panel makers, said Tuesday that its net profit for the second quarter fell 16 percent from the previous quarter, due to slow-season effects for the quarter that dragged down product prices.
The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟), a social welfare group, yesterday protested a new government policy that will allow slightly disabled people aged 85 and older to hire foreign caretakers.
Asian markets mostly fell again Tuesday, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after its heaviest one-day loss in more than eight years.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
With the endgame in sight to what could be the world's most ambitious trade deal, critics fear a controversial mechanism to protect investors will strengthen the hand of big business while eroding national sovereignty.
Shanghai stocks plummeted 8.48 percent on Monday, their biggest fall for more than eight years and defying government efforts to prop up the market as investors worry such support may not last and prospects for the broader economy dim.
Mainland China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.