Monday, May 18, 2015
Morgan Stanley has lowered its growth forecast for global smartphone shipments in 2015, citing weaker than expected markets in China and South America.
Taiwan's HTC Corp. has no plans to launch a downsized version of its One M9 flagship smartphone because the market is witnessing a move towards larger screen sizes.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Chinese yuan-dominated deposits held by banks operating in Taiwan hit a new high as of the end of April, according to the Central Bank of the Republic of China.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, got a boost to its earnings from an improvement in its product portfolio, which brought better-than-expected results for the first quarter of this year, market analysts said Saturday.
Taiwan is likely to post negative growth in export orders for April, mainly due to a slowdown in the global handheld device market, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Integrated circuit design companies in Taiwan have increased wages in a bid to to prevent brain drain, as competitors in China have been recruiting Taiwanese talent, market analysts said Saturday.
Taiwan Ratings (中華信評), a local partner of Standard & Poor's Ratings, has affirmed the credit ratings of CTBC Financial Holding Co. (中信金), which recently decided to acquire a life insurance company.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has found that Taiwan's steel nail exporters have not been violating U.S. anti-subsidy rules, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Local fast food chains will take the biggest hit if an outbreak of bird flu in the United States worsens, as it could require a comprehensive ban on chicken imports from that country, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday.
Wistron Corp. (緯創), one of Taiwan's leading contract electronics makers, said Friday that its net profit for the first quarter rose more than 24 percent from a quarter earlier thanks to a fall in operating costs.