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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As the Taipei Spring Computer Show 2015 drew to a close yesterday, exhibitors reported higher sales for computers, GPS, smart and wearable devices.
Taiwan -- Foreign orders edge up 1.3% in March: MOEA
Foreign orders totaled US$490 million (NT$15.218 billion) in March, registering 1.3 percent growth year-on-year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
Taiwan -- Asustek launches ZenFone successor in Japan
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) launched a successor to its affordable ZenFone series in Japan on Monday, part of its strategy to triple its global smartphone shipments this year.
Largan Precision Co. (大立光), one of Taiwan's leading smartphone camera lens suppliers, announced Thursday a gross margin of 56.7 percent for the first quarter of this year, beating market expectations.
The value of high-end commercial property in Taiwan for the first quarter of this year fell more than 60 percent from a quarter earlier, according to statistics compiled by Yung Ching Realty Group (永慶房屋) with analysts attributing the fall to cautious sentiment toward a government tax reform plan.
Taiwan -- Trend Micro opens Taipei office to promote mobile apps
Trend Micro Inc. (趨勢科技), a Taiwan-based developer of Internet security software, opened an office Monday in Taipei jointly with two local startups to expand its global footprint in mobile applications.
Taiwan's government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業研究院) is planning to set up 10 new innovation companies by the end of this year.
A record high in mainland yuan deposits taken by banks registered in Taiwan as of the end of March show optimism that the Chinese currency will appreciate against the U.S. dollar in the long run, analysts said.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. Monday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that Farglory (遠雄) could present its own plans to address the Taipei Dome safety issues.
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Taiwan -- Farglory could send substitute plans: Ko
Taiwan -- Cloud Gate unveils new headquarters in Tamsui
Renowned dance group Cloud Gate Dance Theater (雲門舞集) held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the opening of its brand new theater and home complex in Tamsui.
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Lawmakers across party lines are expecting amendments to two out of four acts aimed at attracting the private sector to reduce working hours and raise wages for employees to see swift approval Friday.
A cultural festival featuring oysters and wheat opened in Jinning Township, in outlying Kinmen County Saturday, attracting some 1,000 people to experience the pleasures of pastoral life.
Tickets for an upcoming concert by American pop rock band Maroon 5 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Sept. 14 went on sale at 5 p.m. on Saturday and all 15,000 were snatched up within 12 minutes.
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