Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Shares in Taiwan moved higher Tuesday to close above the 9,200-point mark as Apple concept stocks — the Taiwanese electronics makers in Apple Inc.'s supplier chain — attracted buying on hopes that the latest iPhone models will boost their shipments in the first quarter of this year, dealers said.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC, 台灣高鐵) will request nearly NT$400 billion (US$12.7 billion) in damages should the government take over full control of the financially ailing bullet train line, the company said.
The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) on Tuesday called on the Taiwan government to speed up the development of Internet of Things applications as the next driver for the country's economic growth.
Samsung Electronics Taiwan has appointed Sheng-chi Wu as general manager of its enterprise solutions business group, leading the company's business-to-business (B2B) operations in the country.
Taiwan and China will jointly set up a working group this year to develop common standards for four information technology sectors, a Taipei-based cross-Taiwan Strait association promoting industrial standards said Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A new formula to calculate electricity prices is likely to take effect in April, and given the falling oil prices, the public will be able to enjoy lower utility rates, announced the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan securities market Gretai's (櫃買) average daily turnover during 2014 hit an eight-year high, at approximately NT$22.2 billion. The year was the second highest recorded in the security market's history, second only to 2007, which had an average daily volume of NT$34.5 billion.
Spurred by gains overnight on European and American stock markets, shares in Taiwan started fast Monday but could not maintain their momentum and finished only marginally higher than on Friday.
UPS announced the addition of Trade Management Services (TMS), comprising trade consulting, import/export technologies and managed services, to the UPS customs brokerage portfolio in Asia to facilitate customers' expansion opportunities.
British bank Barclays Plc on Monday upgraded its stock rating on HTC Corp. for the first time since November 2011, citing the Taiwanese smartphone maker's change of strategy.