Thursday, August 21, 2014
Shares in Taiwan extended gains Wednesday from a session earlier as buying rotated to the financial sector, which had been lagging behind the broader market, dealers said.
Japan's trade deficit for July narrowed 6.6 percent from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, with exports picking up on rising demand for cars and machinery.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday announced that Taiwan's manufacturing sector accumulated gross output of NT$3.67 trillion over the second quarter of this year, improving by 8.21 percent quarter-on-quarter, and 4.94 percent year-on-year.
Taiwanese people tend to buy more insurance policies for other members of their families than for themselves, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday staged its second conference to gather opinions from the public on the ongoing real estate tax reform, with civic organizations loudly voicing their disapproval.
Real estate developers will roll out new housing units onto the market in an amount totaling NT$303.5 billion this year, reaching a new record, according to a report released by housing magazine HouseFun (好房雜誌).
Despite 14-percent growth in global shipments of touch modules in 2014, annual sales are expected to see their first decline, of 1 percent, in four years, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Looking for new drivers of growth, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) unveiled the newest member of its popular Butterfly family on Tuesday and said it will go on sale in Taiwan and other Asian markets next month.
As the electronics and financial sectors regained losses from the previous session, shares in Taiwan yesterday made a strong rebound and closed up 102.47 points, or 1.12 percent, at 9,243.78.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.042.