Wednesday, April 23, 2014
While the average earnings of employees in the industrial and service sectors in January and February hit record highs in recent years, the average real wages were lower than the level registered 16 years ago due to an increase of 3.8 percent in the consumer price index (CPI) for the two-month period, according to official data.
Taiwan and the Philippines could sign an agreement on marine patrol cooperation in overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) before July, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Taiwan and Haiti signed an agreement yesterday that will see Taiwan provide further assistance in increasing rice production in the Caribbean country to address food security issues.
The United States on Tuesday reiterated its stance on Taiwan's bid to join the proposed U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an Asia-Pacific trade bloc, saying it welcomed Taiwan's interest in the TPP.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday unveiled a new community garden at its Taipei office to celebrate Earth Day and demonstrate its concern for the environment.
Vice President Wu Den-yih is scheduled to leave for the Holy See this weekend to represent the Republic of China at the April 27 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Morgan Stanley has maintained estimates of a sizeable drop in worldwide laptop shipments from major original design manufacturers (ODMs) in Taiwan during the second quarter, according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
Worldwide shipments of smartphones showed better growth than expected in the first quarter of the year on demand from China and other emerging markets, according to a local market information advisory firm.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The Taiwan government has expressed its condolences over South Korea's deadly ferry sinking incident earlier last week that left hundreds missing and dozens dead, while the search-and-rescue work continues.1 Comment
Friday, April 18, 2014
The recent upheaval in Taiwan over the trade-in-services agreement with China could sow doubts among Taiwan's trade partners, a former head of U.S. policy toward Taiwan cautioned Wednesday.11 Comments