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Sunday, May 3, 2015
UK-based Standard Chartered Bank said Saturday that it retains its forecast of Taiwan's 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.3 percent unchanged, although the country reported lower-than-expected economic growth for the first quarter.
Transactions of residential and commercial housing in Taipei for April fell below the 2,000-unit mark amid lingering concerns over a government-initiated tax reform expected to raise the tax burden shouldered by property investors, according to statistics released Saturday.
Taiwan and Canada are expected to sign a pact soon to avoid double taxation after reaching a consensus in their latest round of trade talks, a Taipei economic official said yesterday.
Worldwide shipments of tablet computers for the second quarter of this year are expected to fall about 10 percent from a year earlier in reflection of weakness in global demand, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan will likely rise next week, the fourth consecutive weekly hike, as the pressure of an oversupply in the U.S. market has been assuaged to some extent, boosting international crude oil prices, according to market sources.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, has decided not to revise its 2015 target for smartphone chip shipments, although it has cut its shipment forecast for the second quarter of the year.
Taiwan was the third-biggest source of imports to the Philippines in February, behind only China and the United States, according to a report published Tuesday by the Philippines' National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光), the world's largest integrated circuit designer, is expected to post an almost 10 percent quarterly increase in sales for the April to June period on the back of Apple Inc. orders, market analysts said Friday.
The Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corp. (TDCC, 台灣集保公司) said Friday that it has unveiled an app to allow shareholders of listed companies to vote in the firms' annual general or special general meetings through smartphones and tablet computers.
Acer Inc.(宏碁), one of Taiwan's leading personal computer vendors, has recalled some potentially dangerous power cords for notebook computers sold under the Acer and eMachines brands in China, according to Chinese authorities.
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The 2015 Taipei International 5-in-1 Food Expo will be held June 24-27, incorporating the Food Show, Food Tech and Pharma Tech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan Horeca and Halal Taiwan, said the organizer.
The first international tourist hotel on the outlying archipelago of Penghu off Taiwan's southwestern coast will be open for business at the end of June after years of delays.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced related measures in response to the government's plans to loosen stock price fluctuation caps on June 1 from 7 percent to 10 percent in a given trading day and increase collateral maintenance ratio on May 4 to 130 percent of the amount an investor borrows on margin from the current 120 percent. The new polices are expected to hike up trading volume. 
Friday, May 1, 2015
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE,台灣證券交易所) said that it has given the go-ahead to Fubon Securities Investment Trust Co. (富邦投信) to issue three exchange-traded funds tracking the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX), the benchmark index in the Tokyo stock market.
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