Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Worldwide semiconductor revenues are expected to grow in 2013 on the back of increasing popularity of smartphones and tablet computers, according to a research note from advisory firm Gartner Inc.
Expectations are growing that an ambitious trade pact between a dozen nations around the Pacific Rim may be wrapped up in 2-3 months, with signs that political desire for a deal is trumping a string of technical difficulties in drawing it up.
While the rules will be relaxed for hiring foreign white-collar employees in Taiwan's free economic pilot zones, the minimum wage for foreign employees there will not be done away with, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said yesterday.
Exports in November decreased by 4.7 percent month-on-month but stayed level year-on-year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday.
The Formosa bonds of four major Chinese state-owned banks are set to begin trading on the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM) on Tuesday, massively expanding the Formosa bond market scale in 2013 by 1.72 times to 10.6 billion.
TransAsia Airways (復興航空) is poised to receive NT$600 million in state compensation, after the R.O.C. Air Force elected to cease appeal efforts in courts following a decade-long legal battle.
Taiwan shares were boosted by a rebound in United States markets on Friday, hitting a more than two-year intra-session high before closing nearly 1 percent higher Monday, dealers said.
It took just 9 minutes and 50 seconds for China's Xiaomi Corp. to sell out of all of its 10,000 Red Rice smartphones made available online for the Taiwan market, the company said Monday.
A special law will have to be enacted if the government is to claim the money in dormant bank accounts, the head of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said Monday.
Japan's economic growth slowed markedly in July-September, revised data showed Monday, highlighting the challenges facing Tokyo's bid to fire up the world's third-largest economy.