Wednesday, March 5, 2014
April manpower needs across Taiwan are expected to increase by 36,676 jobs over the slow season in January, the second lowest first-quarter increase in five years, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
In anticipation of shortages following the devastation wrought by the outbreak of a porcine diarrhea epidemic (PED) since last October, pork prices reached a 10-year high of NT$82.31 per kilogram at the end of Monday's auctions.
Fueled by shopping sprees over the Chinese New Year holiday, Taiwan's retail turnover rose 6.4 percent year-on-year and scored a record monthly high of NT$355.1 billion in January.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.011 to close at the day's high of NT$30.380 after moving in a quiet session amid concerns over political tensions in Ukraine, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan on Tuesday extended a downtrend from the previous session, closing below 8,600 points amid lingering concerns over a crisis in Ukraine, dealers said.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A delegation led by Taiwan's Tourism Bureau will attend the world's largest travel fair in Berlin in March to promote Taiwan's tourist attractions to European travelers.1 Comment
Taiwan's Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) registered 50.3 in February, down 3.8 points from the previous month according to a report released by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中華經濟研究院) yesterday.
Taiwanese personal computer Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩電腦) and smartphone vendors HTC Corp. (宏達電) both won top awards for their smartphones, smartphone-tablet hybrids and notebook computers at various shows.
Cliff Lai (賴弦五), former president of Taiwan Mobile Co. (台灣大哥大), took up a position Monday as president of Taiwan Star Cellular Corp. (台灣之星), which has just entered the country's 4G market.
Shares in Taiwan pulled back on Monday in line with most stock markets around the region as investors were left jittery by the tense situation in Ukraine, dealers said.