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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Japan's trade deficit fell to its lowest level in four years in 2015, the Finance Ministry reported Monday, as import costs dropped thanks to the collapse in oil prices.
Monday, January 25, 2016
In the annual Triple-A country awards for 2015, Citi Taiwan was one of the biggest winners. Citi Taiwan was honored as "Best Bank - Global," "Best Corporate and Institutional Award -- Global," "Best M&A House," "Corporate M&A Deal," and "Best Loan Deal." It was also worth mentioning that Citi Taiwan has clinched Best Bank Award for the 13th year in a row, according to a press release from Citibank Taiwan.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
New home mortgages extended by five major banks in Taiwan hit a new high in December as home buyers rushed to complete transactions before reforms in January, according to the central bank.
Ruten Auction, a Taiwan-based online auction platform, is seeking a stock listing in Hong Kong as part of its efforts to extend its reach to the greater China market.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Co.'s, (TWSE) world-class data center located in Banqiao will be officially opened on Jan. 25. The securities market in Taiwan sets a new milestone for information infrastructure, according to a press release of the TWSE.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
French envoy calls on next gov't to up climate efforts
Benoit Guidee, director of the French Office in Taipei, praised the local government's efforts in combatting climate change in recent years and expressed his hope that the new government would take those efforts a step further, in his opening remarks at a forum on sustainability and energy on Friday afternoon.
Shares in Taiwan staged a rebound Friday, rising more than 1 percent as buying was sparked by the gains on the global equity markets after international crude oil prices showed signs of recovering, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.133 to close at NT$33.705 as traders reacted to the strength of other regional currencies and bought into the local currency throughout the session, dealers said.
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The unemployment rate in 2015 dropped to a 15-year low even though the economy showed signs of flattening out and even contracting, statistics compiled by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday.
Local businesses favor graduates from National Taiwan University (NTU) the most, a survey found Friday.
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