Wednesday, October 15, 2014
U.S. anti-dumping sanctions will cast a shadow over this year's Taiwan International Photovoltaic Forum and Exhibition, where one organizer expects turnover could drop to less than half of last year's event.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) is inviting partners to its first cloud forum in Taipei on Wednesday to discuss the opportunities presented by its cloud strategy and Internet of Things (IoT, 物聯網) technology.
While the stock market plunged some 250 points yesterday, government officials remain confident about Taiwan's fundamentals and denied that the National Stabilization Fund (NSF) will need to be tapped to rescue the stock market.
Amid the massive pullback of foreign capital, foreign institutional investors (FINIs) in Taiwan recorded a net fund outflow of US$256 million last week — the second largest after South Korea in regional markets.
Shares in Taiwan fell to their lowest level in almost six months, reflecting a nearly 3 percent plunge on Wall Street at the end of last week and foreign institutional selling, dealers said.
The government and people of Taiwan should seriously reflect on former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland's advice on sustainable development issues, said Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲).
Monday, October 13, 2014
Reports indicate that the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Wednesday is poised to unveil an NT$10 billion initiative to elevate the competitiveness of Taiwan's industries.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs plans to fund local operators of smart city applications starting next year as part of efforts to accelerate Taiwan's development of fourth-generation (4G) wireless services.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Taiwan's local bourse is expected to remain competitive even if a new Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link mechanism goes into effect, because the valuation of the domestic equity market is still at a reasonable level, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said Saturday.
Major Taiwanese high-tech companies have set their sights on the industrial computer sector, trying to use the business as a springboard to seize a larger share in the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT), market sources said Saturday.