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Friday, November 27, 2015
The Taipei Exchange (TPEx), which promotes over-the counter trading of securities in Taiwan, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Securities Exchange to help emerging enterprises find more funding.
Real estate sector rebounds in October: think tank
The economic index for the real estate industry jumped 5.78 points to 80.24 in October, the highest mark this year so far, according to a report released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
Along with Taipei's sky-high housing prices, buying a parking space in the capital city is a very costly endeavor, with the most expensive one priced at NT$8.2 million (US$252,392), according to surveys conducted by local realtors.
Shares in Taiwan made a significant comeback Thursday as investors scrambled to buy into large-cap stocks across the board, taking advantage of relatively low valuations caused by losses seen in recent sessions, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.054 to close at NT$32.701 after Taiwan's central bank intervened to prop up the greenback, dealers said.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Calls for calm after IS vid shows ROC flag
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday called on R.O.C. nationals to stay calm as the government has been beefing up its counter-terrorist attack preparations after an R.O.C. flag was seen in the latest video reportedly released by Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh.
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KMT candidates register for presidential election
The ruling Kuomintang's presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running mate Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) registered Wednesday for the January 2016 presidential election, with Chu vowing to fight against the odds.
TSMC head points to 2 drawbacks of investing
Rationing of electricity and protests by environmentalists are the main disadvantages of making investments in Taiwan, said Morris Chang (張忠謀), chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, 台積電).
Nation steps up security, border control after Paris terrorist attacks
Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) said Wednesday that the government has tightened its border controls and stepped up intelligence-sharing in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks that killed nearly 130 people.
With Taiwan's national flag shown on the latest video released by the Islamic State (IS), the radical Islamist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday that he wonders why Taiwan is on the IS target list.
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