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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday announced that Taiwan's manufacturing sector accumulated gross output of NT$3.67 trillion over the second quarter of this year, improving by 8.21 percent quarter-on-quarter, and 4.94 percent year-on-year.
Taiwanese people tend to buy more insurance policies for other members of their families than for themselves, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) has said it is ready to take on the challenge from Apple Inc.'s anticipated iPhone 6 in the Taiwanese market with the newest member of its popular Butterfly family that was launched Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday staged its second conference to gather opinions from the public on the ongoing real estate tax reform, with civic organizations loudly voicing their disapproval.
Real estate developers will roll out new housing units onto the market in an amount totaling NT$303.5 billion this year, reaching a new record, according to a report released by housing magazine HouseFun (好房雜誌).
Despite 14-percent growth in global shipments of touch modules in 2014, annual sales are expected to see their first decline, of 1 percent, in four years, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Taiwan -- HTC Butterfly 2 comes to Taiwan & other Asian markets next month
Looking for new drivers of growth, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) unveiled the newest member of its popular Butterfly family on Tuesday and said it will go on sale in Taiwan and other Asian markets next month.
As the electronics and financial sectors regained losses from the previous session, shares in Taiwan yesterday made a strong rebound and closed up 102.47 points, or 1.12 percent, at 9,243.78.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.042.
Taiwan -- Allianz's new variable investment insurance products announced
Allianz Taiwan has collaborated with JPMorgan to launch variable life and annuity investment insurance products later this month, which boast monthly contributions and the locking-in of profit on a bi-monthly basis.
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