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Sunday, October 12, 2014
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.
Department stores in Taiwan are expected to set a new record for sales in 2014 because of strong private consumption growth fueled by the domestic economic recovery, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Sales in Taiwan's machine tool sector are expected to grow in the fourth quarter from a quarter earlier because manufacturers' efforts to enter niche model production will offset the adversary impact from slow season effects, market sources said Saturday.
A plunge on Wall Street overnight amid concerns over the global economy is expected to have an adverse impact on Taiwan's equity markets next week, analysts said Friday.
Global personal computer shipments reached 79.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, a 0.5 percent decline from the same period of last year, with Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) shipments showing 16.9 percent growth, research firm Gartner Inc. said.
Commercial property transactions in Taipei fell more than 30 percent in the first seven months of the year as local life insurance companies reduced domestic buying in favor of overseas investments, a real estate agency said yesterday.
Fubon Financial Holding Co. (富邦金), one of Taiwan's leading financial holding companies, posted a record high net profit for the first nine months of this year in reflection of higher insurance premium income as well.............................
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, on Thursday reported record high third-quarter sales, which market analysts attributed to growing demand for mobile devices.
Taiwan's top financial regulator said Friday it will relax rules governing the business scope of Taiwanese securities firms' offshore securities units (OSU), a move that could help the units seize more opportunities.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Domestic gasoline and diesel prices could be cut by NT$0.5 to NT$0.6 on Monday, according to an industrial estimate based on Taiwan's formula for calculating fuel prices and recent movements in international crude oil prices.
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