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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The working-age population of Taiwan will drop by 180,000 annually on average starting next year as the graying of the nation begins to impact the economy, the National Development Council (NDC) said recently.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) could turn to a second mobile operating system for future smartwatches in order to achieve longer battery life, leaving behind the Android Wear system used on its current ZenWatch, company CEO Jerry Shen (沈振來) said.
Apple Inc.'s upcoming smartwatch is expected to dominate the global market in 2015 despite mounting competition from devices running on Google Inc.'s Android Wear operating system, a local analyst said Wednesday.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC台積電) and MediaTek Inc.(聯發科) moved up in a ranking of top research and development spenders in the semiconductor industry, according to a report released Tuesday by market research firm IC Insights.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Taiwan -- TAIEX finishes trade above 9,600 points on back of Wall Street gains
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,600-point mark as the local market played catch-up with Wall Street, which rose higher while Taiwan's market was closed from Feb. 16 to 23 for the Lunar New Year holiday, dealers said.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) is set to unveil a new smartphone running on the mobile version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain next week.
Net income of overall securities firms in January 2015 was NT$2.428 billion, according to a press release from Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所).
The 2015 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS,台北國際工具機展) is scheduled to take place at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Halls 1 and 3, as well as the Nangang Exhibition Hall and the Taipei Expo Park from March 3 until March 8.
As Turkey will soon launch direct flights to Taiwan, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) plans to invite more procurement teams from the country, and has scheduled a business delegation to visit the emerging economy between April 12 and 25.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.050 to close at NT$31.688 as traders heeded the weakness of the South Korean won to cut their holdings in the local currency to reverse an earlier downturn in the greenback, dealers said.
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