Sunday, November 16, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently reiterated that Washington welcomes Taipei's interests in joining the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but noted that Taiwan needs to step up efforts on reforming its economy, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Energy efficiency experts from the United States yesterday called on Taiwan's public and private sectors to invest in energy efficient policies, as the country is moving toward a variety of renewable energy options amid a wave of anti-nuclear power activism.1 Comment
Kinpo's (金寶) subsidiary XYZprinting unveiled its new 3D Food Printer yesterday, which allows users to prepare healthy and delicious snacks simply by feeding food ingredients into the machine.2 Comments
Five local banks including Taipei Fubon Bank are scheduled to launch MasterPass-connected wallets on Nov. 19, which will free shoppers from entering detailed payment and shipping information with every purchase.
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday as bargain hunters turned active late in the session, picking up heavyweights in the electronics and financial sectors to help the broader market recoup earlier losses at the close, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.014 to end at NT$30.766 as the central bank took advantage of the weakness of the Japanese yen to push down the local currency and push up the greenback, dealers said.
An improved third-quarter bottom line of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密工業), which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc., was driven by strong demand for the two iPhone models unveiled in September, an analyst said Friday.
Employees in Taiwan would like to be paid an average NT$40,536 (US$1,324) per month, about 10 percent higher than the average real wage, according to a survey released Friday by an online human resource agency.
Owing to the warming business climate, credit card spending for 2014 spending will likely hit a record high of NT$2 trillion, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金融監督管理委員會).
Friday, November 14, 2014
The chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said Thursday that a Taiwan-Singapore stock market link is expected to launch in the first half of next year.