Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that the level of its surveillance on the H7N9 avian flu strain will return to normal, ending the operation of its H7N9 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The CDC's latest assessment found no evidence that there will be widespread human-to-human transmission, said CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee. “The risk of the disease spreading widely in Taiwan via humans in the near future is considered low,” Chang said.
Residents in Northern Taiwan will see the mercury rise again this week as seasonal winds weaken, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Taiwanese government has continued to lodge protests with the World Health Organization (WHO) over a leaked memo that was exposed to the public in 2011 which belittled Taiwan's international status by labeling it as part of China, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, ranked as the biggest spender in research and development in 2013 among the 1,024 local manufacturers listed on the main board and the over-the-counter market in 2013, government statistics showed Tuesday.
China Steel Corp. (中國鋼鐵), Taiwan's largest steel supplier, said Tuesday that its pretax profit for the first quarter fell more than 10 percent from a year earlier largely because of a year-on-year decline in product prices.
Taiwanese food suppliers have been a center of attention for buyers in Malaysia and Singapore during exhibits in those countries this month, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said yesterday.
In an effort to expand Taiwan's international bonds market, the Taiwan Depository & Clearing Co. (TDCC, 集保中心) held an account opening signing ceremony yesterday with Clearstream, an international clearing Europe-based counterpart.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as the bellwether electronics sector staged a rebound after high-tech stocks posted gains on markets in the United States overnight, dealers said.
As the curtain falls over the biennial Taiwan International Fastener Show (Fastener Taiwan 2014) yesterday, the activity organizer expected the show to create a better-than-expected US$400 million in business.
e anticipated launch of larger iPhone models later this year should benefit Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密) because many smaller iPhones in circulation will likely be replaced, according to brokerage CLSA Ltd.