Monday, August 31, 2015
State-run oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油) said yesterday it would cut the price of gasoline and diesel by NT$0.7 and NT$0.8 per liter respectively starting today, knocking down costs to a seven-month low.
Exports from Taiwan to China accounted for 8.5 percent of China's total inbound shipment in the first seven moths of 2015, making it the nation's fourth largest importer, the Directorate- General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) reported on Saturday.
The commercial release of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp.'s Vive virtual reality headset, co-developed with U.S. video game developer Valve, will not be widely available until early 2016.
In 2015, Taiwan is projected to have the highest capex for semiconductor manufacturing worldwide, according to a press release from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
Garrett Popcorn Shops from Chicago is expected to open its first store in Taiwan by the end of this year, according to the company's Facebook Taiwan fan page that began operation recently.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Taiwanese investors' confidence in the equity market fell sharply amid lingering concerns over the economic climate at home and abroad and due to a shock resulting from recent volatility in the global financial markets, according to a survey released by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) may not be deterred from its bid to take over control of its major competitor, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), despite the latter's freshly announced strategic partnership with Hon Hai Precision Industry, according to analysts.
American depositary receipts of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider, closed down more than 5 percent on Wall Street ..............
A new survey released recently showed that 85 percent of Taiwan's employers are willing to hire fresh graduates, seeing their work ethic as their main advantage.
Peter Chou, head of the Future Development Lab of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., has been appointed executive director of Hong Kong-listed Digital Domain Holdings Ltd..