Monday, May 11, 2015
Taiwan's HTC Corp. (宏達電) sent out media invitations in Taiwan on Thursday for a launch event of the bigger variant of its flagship One M9 phone, in an attempt to boost sluggish sales with its "dual-flagship" strategy.
The Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect (滬港通) can be a useful reference as Taiwan works to connect its stock exchange with regional markets, according to Citi.
An unpopular new consumption tax has handed fresh ammunition to critics of Malaysia's embattled prime minister, with angry consumers complaining it has sent some prices surging, and economists warning it could harm growth.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Consumer inflation in China rose to 1.5 percent in April, authorities said Saturday, but came in below market forecasts and analysts called for more action to avoid deflation in the world's second-largest economy.
Mothers in Taiwan generally prefer to deposit their money in banks and perceive bank deposits as the optimal way to mange their wealth, a survey released by CTBC Bank (中國信託商銀) showed Saturday.
Businesspeople yesterday expressed concern over a draft law requiring employers to consult employees when laying down profit-sharing schemes.
The transaction value of residential and commercial housing for 2014 fell more than 20 percent from a year earlier in Taiwan amid concerns over a government planned tax reform plan which is expected to raise the tax burden on property investors, according to Sinyi Realty Inc. (信義房屋).
A slight majority of Taiwanese support negotiations and exchanges with China based on the "1992 Consensus," according to an opinion poll released by the Mainland Affairs Council Saturday, amid disputes between political parties over the existence of the controversial consensus.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, said that its sales for April reached the third-highest monthly level in the company's history, while revenue of rival United Microelectronics Corp (UMC, 聯電) also hit a new record high last month.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Shares in Taiwan closed down Friday as the market gave up earlier gains amid concern over volatility down the road after a plunge seen a session earlier, dealers said.