Saturday, January 31, 2015
Seniors aged 55 and older in Taiwan are quickly bridging the digital divide — at least when it comes to mobile Internet use — according to a survey released yesterday by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC, 團法人台灣網路資訊中心).
Taiwanese credit-card spending in 2014 has reached the total sum of NT$2.06 trillion, marking the first time the number has broken the NT$2 trillion mark, according to statistics released by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會).
Shares in Taiwan fell below 9,400 points Friday as the bellwether electronics sector, led by flat panel heavyweights, trended lower, hurting investor sentiment, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.555 as intervention by Taiwan's central bank offset the impact of rising demand for the local currency ahead of the end of the month, dealers said.
Shares of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's leading flat panel suppliers, came under heavy pressure Friday morning after it reported the previous day a higher than expected tax payment in the fourth quarter of last year.
Friday, January 30, 2015
A Taiwanese man died and two others were injured in Taipei on Thursday when scaffolding collapsed on the set of a movie that is being directed by American Martin Scorsese, officials said.
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday.
Taipei City passed a proposal to hike Greater Taipei taxi rates by 14 percent yesterday after the committee's fifth and final meeting since starting discussions in May 2014.