Thursday, July 31, 2014
A research center has raised its 2014 growth forecast for the output value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector, citing a warming global economic climate.
Taiwan's manufacturing sector will be dealt a severe blow when a free trade agreement (FTA) expected to be signed by China and South Korea later this year takes effect, a local research institute warned Wednesday.
Taiwan's misery index — the sum of the country's jobless and inflation rates — over the past 10 years is higher than Singapore's but lower than the figures for Hong Kong and South Korea, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院) said Wednesday.
It is usually a sign that food has gone bad when it turns green, but researchers in southern Taiwan are proud to have developed a new kind of tofu made from green soybeans, which they say could boost Taiwan's NT$2 billion (US$66.34 million) of annual green soybean exports.
Taiwan's share market on Wednesday gained 55.14 points, or 0.58 percent, at 9447.02 while the U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar by NT$0.05 to close at NT$30.01.
Japan's factory output in June logged its sharpest fall since the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, hit largely by drops in cars and industrial machine production, official data showed Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport accumulated visitor traffic of 16.689 million travelers in the first six months of 2014, growing 13.1 percent from the same period last year, the highest among all airports in Asia.
Japan's job market is tightening despite a rise in the unemployment rate, official data showed Tuesday, as consumer spending recovers from April's sales tax hike.