Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The economic monitoring indicator flashed yellow-blue in December, representing a transitional economy, ending 10 months of a green signal, which represents a stable economy, said a National Development Council (NDC) report.
The latest government figures show that mainland Chinese investors bought only 45 properties valued at a total of NT$820 million last year, seven fewer than the year before.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday, extending the market's winning streak to six sessions for the first time since December 2013, on the strength of buying by foreign institutional investors.
Taiwan's HTC Corp. (宏達電) is moving beyond its smartphone business and into the home entertainment sector after reaching an agreement with three professional online gaming teams to promote its brand image.
The market capitalization of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract manufacturer of computer chips, continued to rise to a record high of NT$3.78 trillion on Tuesday due to strong foreign institutional buying.
Atomic Energy Council (AEC, 原能會) head Tsai Chuen-horng (蔡春鴻) urged Taiwan to address its nuclear waste problem, saying that putting it off would be counter to generational and environmental justice.
Sony Mobile Communications, the mobile device unit of Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp., is aiming to extend its product life cycle for smartphones in Taiwan through more marketing campaigns with retail and telecom partners.
Taiwan has listed a budget of over NT$5 billion (US$160 million) to improve public transportation networks and facilities this year after noticing that the percentage of public transportation use has grown only slowly in the past several years.
For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record US$109 billion in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.