Saturday, September 27, 2014
The economic monitoring indicator flashed a “green” signal in August, representing a stable economy for the seventh month in a row, according to a report released by the National Development Council (NDC) yesterday.
Taiwanese consumers lined up for long hours early Friday to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone models, which went on sale in the country for the first time.
Shares of Taiwanese companies in Apple Inc.'s supply chain came under pressure Friday as investors took hints from a dive on Wall Street by the U.S. consumer electronics giant overnight due to operating system glitches in its new iPhones and reports of bent handsets, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.312, after moving in a tight range amid lingering concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off a possible rate hike cycle, dealers said.
Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan (虎航), a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines (華航) and Singapore's Tiger Airways, launched its maiden flight Friday morning with a service from Taipei to Singapore.
Shares in Taiwan extended losses Friday, closing below the 9,000-point mark, as investors took hints from weakness on Wall Street overnight to keep cutting their holdings, dealers said.
Friday, September 26, 2014
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Thursday raised its forecast for Taiwan's GDP (gross domestic product) growth for the year to 3.4 percent, citing strengthening domestic and external demand that brought average growth for the first half of the year to 3.5 percent.
Sculfort Marina is slated to introduce Europe's renowned leisure lifestyle to Taiwan at the International Chain and Franchise Exhibition (世界加盟大展) taking place at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Shares of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達) and Innolux Corp. (群創), two of Taiwan's largest flat panel makers, moved higher Wednesday morning on higher global TV panel prices resulting from strong demand from China, dealers said.