Saturday, December 14, 2013
The United States “appreciates” Taiwan's “constructive response” to China's recent announcement of a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that covers much of the East China Sea, the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan said yesterday.
The Control Yuan, the government's highest watchdog body, will open a probe into a row over proposed land acquisitions needed for the construction of an aerotropolis in Taoyuan County.
Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp., which has been accused of fostering a harsh working environment at its Shanghai complex, said yesterday that working conditions at the facility were as good as in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park.
A London-based real estate consultancy report showed that Taiwan, Hong Kong and China housing prices saw an increase of 15.4-21.6 percent over the 12 months to the end of September, taking three spots among the top five worldwide.
Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Friday but turnover remained thin, making it hard for the index to overcome stiff technical resistance ahead of 8,400 points, dealers said.
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, extended its losses Friday morning from the previous session amid worry that the company's shipments will be affected by a closure of an Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE,日月光) plant in Kaohsiung, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at NT$29.689 on thin turnover as many traders stayed on the sidelines, dealers said.
Eyeing year-end shopping sprees, Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Far EasTone (遠傳) are to launch sales of Apple's latest tablet models, iPad Air and iPad mini 2, next Monday.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The operator of the first Taiwanese online shopping service to accept Bitcoin said Thursday that it will implement strict risk-control measures for the virtual currency.
A pre-show press conference was held yesterday to provide a preview of two lighting and LED trade shows slated to take place next year.