Saturday, April 18, 2015
The controversial Kuomintang- (KMT) proposed amendments to promote wage increases (加薪四法) for local workers, originally scheduled for a third reading at the Legislative Yuan yesterday, were met with opposition by business groups and recalled by the Legislative Yuan New Alliance (LYNA, 立院新聯盟).
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Wang Yu- min (王育敏) and the Taiwan SPCA, advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, launched a bill yesterday at the Legislative Yuan to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country.1 Comment
Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,600-point mark Friday as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) took a beating after the world's largest contract chip-maker gave a cautious second-quarter sales forecast, dealerssaid.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (陽明海運), one of Taiwan's leading container shippers, said Friday that it will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years, as it moves to expand its fleet of shipping vessels.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow 3.56 percent from a year earlier, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中華經濟研究院), one of Taiwan's leading think tanks, said Thursday.
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) announced today that it has made progress on 14 of the issues that were raised in its 2015 Position Papers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電)topped the list of companies in the manufacturing industry traded in Taiwan's over-the-counter and listed stock markets in terms of research and development investment last year, according to data published on Wednesday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The global market for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels will become more balanced between supply and demand after an undersupply in 2014, a local analyst predicted Thursday.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) on Thursday posted its second-highest profit in the first quarter of 2015, as the manufacturer of chips for Apple Inc.'s iPhones rode on continued strong demand from smartphones.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar on Thursday, shedding NT$0.077 to close at NT$31.253 as traders here were encouraged by the strength of other regional currencies to buy into the local unit, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed up more than 1 percent Thursday as the semiconductor sector staged a strong technical rebound following gains on the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index overnight, dealers said.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The plan by the governments of six counties and cities in central and southern areas of Taiwan to ban the burning of bituminous coal and petroleum coke at local factories and power plants has sparked worry over a drop in power supply and its effect on the country's industrial development.