Sunday, April 13, 2014
Taiwan's securities firms saw their combined net profit rise more than 10 percent month-on-month in March with the help of rising share prices, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Global shipments of wearable computing devices for 2014 are expected to triple in 2014 as international brands gear up to launch new models to tap the growing market, market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC) said in a report.
R.O.C. Ambassador to Saint Lucia Chang Chi-ping (章計平) and Saint Lucia Commerce Minister Emma Hippolyte recently held a completion ceremony for Bougainvillea Drive in Saint Lucia.
The organizers of a charity concert for female victims of abuse released a music video ahead of the show, which will be held in Taipei later this month, featuring four Asian pop divas.
Worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments fell only marginally in the first quarter of 2014, indicating that the market may be stabilizing after an extended downtrend, according to the latest report by market research firm Gartner Inc.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bicycle maker Giant Manufacturing Co. has won a tender to build a public bicycle rental system in Taichung, called iBike, that the city hopes will complement its new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, the Taichung Transportation Bureau said Friday.
The first-quarter net income of Taiwan's financial holding companies (FHCs) reached a new high of NT$70.1 billion, with Cathay Financial Holding (國泰金控) seeing the largest annual growth of 78 percent.
On the back of steady demand from makers of PCs and smartphones, major industry research units forecast Taiwan's semiconductor industry to generate revenue totaling NT$2.09 trillion this year, an 11.1-percent growth from last year.
Taiwan companies spent less on information technology (IT) devices such as LCD monitors, printers, laptop and desktop computers in 2013, amid a lukewarm local economy and economic uncertainties, according to a recent report by GfK.
Shares of ChipMOS Technologies Inc. (南茂), a Taiwan-based integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider, moved sharply higher Friday soon after its debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).