Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Taiwan ranks No. 14 in the U.S.-released 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, moving up 21 spots over the past eight years, the National Development Council (國發會) said.
LINE has become the favorite app for Taiwanese smartphone owners among all the types of social media in use in the country, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
Taiwanese and Turkish passport holders will soon be able to obtain free e-visas to each other's country, which is expected to spur an increase in the annual number of Taiwanese visitors to Turkey, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TOKYO -- Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month between investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors.
In Taipei, the unemployment rate rose by 15 percent year-on-year last December, according to data released by the city's Department of Labor (DOL, 勞動局) on Sunday, Jan. 31.
The aviation fuel surcharges on flights operated by Taiwanese carriers will soon be adjusted lower because of the steady fall in international crude oil prices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday.
The state-managed funds for workers' pension, retirement and insurance lost NT$6.61 billion, 0.24 percent, of their total assets in 2015.
Taiwan's non-manufacturing index (NMI) contracted in January, although the manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) began expanding again after six months of contraction, according to a report released Monday by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic
While an economic hard landing is unlikely to happen, the adjustment process may last for an extended period of time, the head of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院) said on Monday.
Taiwan shares closed up 11.75 points, or 0.14 percent, at 8,156.96 Monday on turnover of NT$83.23 billion (US$2.50 billion).