Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) has zeroed in on six industries in Japan to form partnerships with Taiwan's businesses, and a delegation visiting Japan will be dispatched every month to explore business opportunities in the latter half of 2015.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as select large-cap electronics stocks attracted late-session bargain hunting, helping to push the broader market back to the 9,000 point mark, dealers said.
China Airlines (CAL,華航), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, will launch nonstop flights to Melbourne on a seasonal basis starting in October to capitalize on rising demand for travel to Australia.
EVA Air (長榮) has officially signed an agreement with Boeing and General Electric to purchase five GE90-115B powered Boeing 777 freighter aircraft, marking the first purchase of the planes for EVA Air as well as Taiwan.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.065 to close at NT$31.407 as currencies across the region entered a depreciation competition, dealers said.
Shares of Gintech Energy Corp. (昱晶), one of Taiwan's leading solar cell suppliers, moved higher Tuesday morning after a Chinese company agreed to take a 10 percent stake in the Taiwanese company, dealers said.
Google Inc. said Tuesday that 50 percent of YouTube view hours in Taiwan were generated from mobile devices in the first quarter of 2015, underlining the local popularity of the video-sharing site.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Taipei was second-top of the list of destinations searched for on the Hotel.com Chinese-language website in the first five months of 2015, following Hong Kong, according to an annual Hotel.com study on outbound travel by mainland Chinese travelers.
Export orders placed in June fell 5.8 percent year-on-year to US$36.58 billion on weakening demand for mobile devices, tablets and PCs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
In the lead up to the Ministry of Labor's (MOL, 勞動部) basic wage committee deliberations next month, The Taiwan Labour Front (TLF, 台灣勞工陣線) and other labor groups, yesterday, urged the MOL to raise the basic wage to NT$26,000 per month.