Sunday, November 9, 2014
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Taiwan-based integrated circuit designer MediaTek Inc. are expected to become the top two IC suppliers on a global list that forecasts IC suppliers' sales growth, according to market information advisory firm IC Insights.
Taiwan's service sector remained stable in September, with its index flashing a “green light” for the 7th consecutive month, according to the Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI).
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Domestic gasoline and diesel retail prices are likely to drop by between NT$0.4 and NT$0.6 per liter next Monday to their lowest levels in four years, according to an estimate based on Taiwan's formula for calculating floating fuel prices.
The Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Consular Affairs' (BOCA) is giving away free plane tickets to visitors of the ongoing Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF) with the purpose of promoting its service to Taiwanese nationals.
The number of visitors to Taiwan's largest travel fair on its opening day Friday reached 69,803, a 13.4 percent year on-year growth and a record-high that indicates a bullish market for the tourism industry.
As smartphones and tablets become more common, the e-comic industry is also growing at an accelerated rate. Line, the Japan-based mobile messaging application, is searching for up-and-coming Taiwanese artists who are passionate and talented at illustrating comics to participate in the “Line Webtoon original comic competition” that starts on Nov. 11.
Amid political and financial uncertainties within the local market, Acer Inc. (宏碁股份) may postpone a fundraiser expected to drum up NT$3 billion for its PC unit to early 2015.
Light-emitting diode makers Everlight Electronics Co. (億光電子) and Unity Opto Technology Co. (東貝光電) reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.05 billion and NT$918 million, respectively, to reach new highs in September.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.111 to close at the day's high of NT$30.716 as the local central bank took advantage of the weakness of other regional currencies to prop up the greenback and protect Taiwanese exporters, dealers said.
Six Taiwan stocks have been added to the MSCI Global Small Cap Indexes, while 45 have been removed, in a recent biannual index review by MSCI Inc., a global index provider.