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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) said Friday that the FSC will seek consensus with the Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) on an impending capital gains tax that targets major stock market players.
The workforce at the Kaohsiung Software Technology Park (KSTP) will grow from 3,900 to 8,500 in the next five years, and the number may exceed 10,000 after Hon Hai Precision Industry (鴻海) makes investments in the park, according to KSTP's service center.
The majority of Taiwanese white-collar workers expect a more generous year-end bonus in the face of increased annual profits, according to a recent online survey. Companies predict that average bonuses will be upwards of 1.38 months' salary, approximately a NT$2,200 increase from last year, the survey also indicated.
The Samsung Campus APP Star program initiated by Samsung Taiwan recently announced award-winning apps mainly developed by publicly funded university students, which include speed warnings for scooters, personalized e-closets, charity maps and an endangered species awareness campaign.
Thanks to the plunge in crude oil prices, four airlines operating domestic flight services in Taiwan moved Friday to slash airfares effective Dec. 15, with some prices cut by as much as 50 percent.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.064 to close at the day's high of NT$31.326, as positive retail data for November in the United States helped boost the greenback, dealers said.
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, moved higher Friday morning, extending their gains from the previous session, on an “overweight” rating by JP Morgan Chase, dealers said.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The number of Taiwanese subscribers to fourth generation (4G) mobile networks will surge to 8.45 million next year due to continued promotions of the service by wireless carriers, tech research firm IDC forecast Thursday.
Taiwan is forecast to remain the world's largest spending region on semiconductor manufacturing equipment in 2014, according to a year-end forecast released Thursday by the global industry association SEMI.
Taiwan has turned down a request by Indonesia to increase the pay of domestic workers imported from the Southeast Asian country, Taiwan's Ministry of Labor said.
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