Friday, July 17, 2015
The Ministry of Labor stressed on the urgency of introducing more migrant workers to Taiwan in view of a continuing decline in the labor force, which is forecast to decrease by 180,000 annually in the coming years.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan's 2013 research and development (R&D) expenditures accounted for 2.99 percent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), representing an increase for the third consecutive year.
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電訊), Taiwan's third-largest wireless carrier, signed an agreement with the Taiwan unit of Japan's NTT Communications Corp. to supply an enterprise messaging platform.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The urban land price index rose 2.14 percent from six months ago -- its smallest increase since 2010 and a sign that the expanding property bubble is slowing -- according to data released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI, 內政部) yesterday.
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) projected a 2- to 3-percent rate cut starting Oct. 1 to reflect falling global oil prices.
Shares in Taiwan closed slightly higher Wednesday on reduced turnover as investors remained cautious ahead of a vote by Greece's parliament on whether to accept a bailout agreement, dealers said.
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, were up Wednesday morning after the stock went ex-dividend, with bargain hunters rushing to pick up the stock after its recent downturn, dealers said.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) has given a more specific but not finalized schedule to launch a consumer version of its virtual reality headset later this year, according to a UK-based technology news site.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$31.272 as traders here were encouraged by China's better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter, dealers said.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Direct Hiring Service Center (直接聘雇聯合服務中心) has benefited more than 100,000 local employers and 110,000 foreign workers, and has saved up to NT$4.6 billion in administration fees since it was set up in 2008, according to officials of the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) yesterday.