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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁股份) replaced local rival Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩電腦) as the fourth-largest personal computer vendor in the Asia-Pacific region in the second quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Taiwan -- ROCCOC chairman aims for local housing prices to be set by market
Lai Cheng-yi (賴正鎰), chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce of the R.O.C. (ROCCOC, 商總), yesterday urged the government to allow Taiwan's housing prices to be determined by the mechanisms of the free market and cease suppressive policies designed to curb rampantly rising prices, at a conference event yesterday in Taipei.
The Bank of Taiwan yesterday announced that it was granted the right to issue city treasury bonds (市庫券) on behalf of the New Taipei City Government.
According to Vietnamese media, Formosa Plastics Group (台塑) will be compensated US$2.397 million in total for its losses incurred during anti-Chinese unrest in Vietnam, US$952,000 of which will be shouldered by insurance companies, while the government will give compensation of US$1.445 million.
A Wall Street Journal report yesterday stated that Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 handset will see unprecedented shipping volumes to reach between 70 million and 80 million units before the end of this year, vastly exceeding the company's earlier handsets.
Local dynamic random access memory (DRAM) stocks moved higher Tuesday morning, outperforming the broader market, on a significant increase in product prices over the past month and hopes the trend will continue in the third quarter, dealers said.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) said Monday it plans to roll out lower-end phones in Taiwan that support the fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) network.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) declined to confirm or deny Tuesday a foreign media report that it is working on two more tablet computers in addition to its anticipated 9-inch premium device in cooperation with Google Inc.
Taiwan -- Unemployment drops to 3.92%, lowest in 14 years
Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 3.92 percent in June, the lowest rate it has been in the same period in the past 14 years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.
Taiwan-based OBI Pharma (浩鼎生技) announced Monday that its phase 2/3 stage clinical trial for a therapy for metastatic breast cancer, designated OBI-822, has met the goal of collecting 342 patients.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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