Tuesday, May 19, 2015
As temperatures rise around the island, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電,) is set to hike electricity prices in June, resulting in a couple-of-hundred-dollars increase in utility prices on a monthly basis.
The Ministry of Finance (財政部) is seeking legislative clearance for its consolidated land and housing sales tax by mid-June, the finance minister said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou proposed on Monday that authorities in the Republic of China and Japan work together to trace the origin of false labels found on some food items imported from Japan as a way to resolve a dispute over the R.O.C.'s decision to tighten controls on Japanese food products.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) apologized and expressed his disappointment in the progress of the Fuzhou Government Housing Project (浮州合宜住宅) during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,600-point mark Monday as the bellwether electronics sector rallied to stage a rebound before the close.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) stated yesterday that Yuanta Funds applied for index accreditation from the following three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) today (May 14): S&P 500 Index, S&P 500 2X Leverage Index, and S&P 500 Inverse Index.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced yesterday that the securities net overbought position by foreign investors was NT$8.71 billion during the week of May 11-May 15.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Taiwan's Thunder Tiger Corp. (雷虎科技) on Sunday opened a flagship store in the newly launched Syntrend Creative Park (三創) in Taipei, showcasing its latest products.
The first televisions running the Firefox operating system will become available in Taiwan next month, according to Mozilla Corp., developer of the open-source mobile OS.
Morgan Stanley has lowered its growth forecast for global smartphone shipments in 2015, citing weaker than expected markets in China and South America.