Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Shares of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) moved sharply higher Tuesday morning on optimism over initial preorder sales of its newly unveiled middle-end model — the Desire 816 — in China, dealers said.
Google Inc. is planning to double the number of engineers in its Chrome operating system research center in Taiwan this year, as part of the U.S. search engine's biggest recruitment project in the country, a Google executive said Tuesday.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信) was the top carrier among Taiwan's three largest telecom service suppliers in February in terms of earnings per share (EPS), according statistics compiled by the companies.
Taiwan's central bank governor, Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南), stressed yesterday that Taiwan will not see deflation, and that he expects inflation to exceed 1 percent in March.
The U.S. dollar fell NT$0.02 against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday to close at NT$30.305 as traders locked in gains posted in the greenback a day earlier, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday, returning to above the 8,700-point mark, after the bellwether electronics sector staged a rebound following a slump in a session earlier, dealers said.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The China Aviation Development Foundation's (CADV, 航發會) board of directors yesterday passed a vote to elect Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX, 期交所) Chairman Fan Chich-chiang (范志強) as Taiwan High Speed Rail Co.'s (THSR, 台灣高鐵) legal entity representative.
An amendment to the luxury tax cleared the Legislative Yuan yesterday, allowing the Ministry of Finance to evaluate real estate transactions individually in order to prevent the tax from being levied on those who are not engaged in short-term speculative investment.
The demand momentum for flash memory chips (NAND flash) is expected to remain sluggish throughout the first half of the year, as many new smart hand-held devices will not be released until the third quarter, according to a local market information advisory firm.
McDonald's restaurants in Taiwan will hand out more Egg McMuffins free of charge this year as part of its annual campaign to encourage people to get up early and start the day with a good meal.