Thursday, August 28, 2014
Taiwan's economy continued to enjoy positive momentum in July, with a government indicator of business activity flashing a green light for the sixth consecutive month, signaling steady growth, the country's economic planning body said Wednesday.
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業技術研究院) on Wednesday announced a large number of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display technologies, including Taiwan's first foldable touch AMOLED module.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher in the wake of gains posted on Wall Street overnight, in particular after the S&P 500 index breached 2,000 points for the first time ever, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.041 to close at NT$29.985 as local exporters cut their greenback holdings in exchange for the local currency to meet fund demand near the end of the month, dealers said.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Reports indicate that two state-run enterprises are poised to battle over a government construction project to build a natural gas terminal servicing northern Taiwan.
Taiwan and Japan jointly unveiled a new touch panel technology on Tuesday that promises to reduce the production cost of the technology component by 30 percent compared with existing technology.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) confirmed it will launch the world's first Android smartphone using an octa-core 64-bit processor on Sept. 4, trying to steal spotlights ahead of the annual IFA electronics trade show in Germany.
Taiwan's economy will gain traction over the next six months on the back of the global economic rebound, according to the latest Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) World Economic Survey released recently.
The Tourism Bureau (交通部觀光局) is planning to push for mandatory star ratings for all tourist hotels in Taiwan to better ensure the quality of accommodation, an official said Tuesday.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金融監督管理委員會) chief recently said that foreign funds have come back to Taiwan in August, revealing strong confidence in the uptrend of local equity markets.