Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. confirmed Tuesday that it has named Idris Mootee, the CEO of Toronto-based design firm Idea Couture Inc., as its new chief marketing officer after the post had been left vacant for seven months.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.058 to close at NT$31.502 as traders here heeded the strength of other regional currencies, particularly the South Korean won, to sell the U.S. currency, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan extended losses Tuesday from a session earlier as the bellwether electronics sector led the downturn amid cautious sentiment toward slow-season effects in the first quarter of this year, dealers said.
China fined chipmaker Qualcomm 6 billion yuan (US$975 million) in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies.
China's inflation plunged to a more than five-year low of 0.8 percent in January, official data showed Tuesday, fueling fears the world's second-largest economy is on the brink of a deflationary spiral.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Taiwan's exports in January grew 3.4 percent from the same month of last year to reach US$25.12 billion, according to customs statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on Monday.
Thanks to sales spikes in new iPhones, advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.'s (ASE, 日月光) consolidated revenues hit a new record in January compared with the same period in past years.
Last year, aviation pilots commanded a starting base salary of NT$102,540 a month and overtook physicians as the top earners in Taiwan's private sector, according to the 1111 Job Bank (1111人力銀行).
The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT) hosted its premier Women in Business Networking Event at the Shangri-La Hotel recently. To celebrate five years of event success and growth, guest speaker Tsai Ing-Wen (蔡英文), Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman and founder of the Thinking Taiwan Foundation, was invited to give the keynote address, according to a BCCT press release.
According to preliminary figures, the Bosch Group increased its sales by 6.2 percent in 2014, to 48.9 billion euros. After adjusting for exchange rate effects, sales growth was 7.2 percent. Sales results were negatively impacted by exchange rate effects to the tune of nearly 500 million euros, according to a press release from the company.