Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at the day's high of NT$31.290 as local central bank intervention offset the impact from the strength of the Japanese yen, helping the greenback recoup its earlier losses, dealers said.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Taiwan Mobile Co. (台灣大哥大), the country's second-largest mobile provider, unveiled Monday its second generation of a near-field communication (NFC)-capable wristband aimed at keeping tabs on elderly citizens.
Taishin Financial Holding (台新金) encountered a major setback in yesterday's Chang Hwa Commercial Bank (彰化銀行) board election, losing management rights that will like result in a NT$14.8 billion loss.
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) recently inked a patent and trademark licensing agreement with its spin-off FlexUP Technologies Corp. (宇威材料科技), aiming to develop flexible universal panel displays.
Aiming to enhance Taiwan's ability to produce aircraft precision parts, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) recently spearheaded the establishment of an alliance consisting of eleven local machine tool makers.
Shares in Taiwan on Monday fell by 19.28 points, or 0.2 percent, at 9,187.29, while the U.S. dollar gained NT$0.093 to close at the day's high of NT$31.285.
Monday, December 8, 2014
HTC Corp.'s share of the United States smartphone market continued to fall in the three months ending in October as the Taiwanese manufacturer struggled through a product transition period.
The number of visitors to Taiwan's IT Month annual trade show, which concluded its Taipei leg Sunday, soared to a record high of 12 years boosted by strong buying of 4G-enabled smartphones and tablet computers.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) yesterday confirmed that it has struck a deal to sell its stake in a company that controls Taipei 101, amid widespread calls for the food giant to leave Taiwan in the wake of a cooking oil scandal.
A popular computer store near the Taipei Railway Station will shutter at the end of year, succumbing to rising rent and pressure from online competitors.