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.
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'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.
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
Several foreign brokerages have raised their target prices on shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) after the smartphone camera lens supplier reported a higher-than-expected gross margin for the first quarter of this year.
Investors' sentiment toward the local economy has been affected by a slower pace of growth in the global economic recovery pushing down the April economic optimism index, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金控).
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Singaporean budget carrier Scoot announced Friday that it will launch non-stop flights to Kaohsiung three times a week beginning on July 9.
Taiwan Futures Exchange (Taifex, 臺灣期貨交易所) was awarded Financial Derivatives Exchange of the Year by the Asian Banker (亞洲銀行家) on April 15, and also invited to the Asian Banker Summit 2015's awards ceremony.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, came under pressure Friday morning after the company on Thursday gave a worse-than-expected sales guidance for the second quarter, dealers said.
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, said Friday it is expanding its market base in North America by opening up new routes and increasing the number of flights on existing ones.1 Comment