Sunday, April 26, 2015
The earnings per share of casing maker Catcher Technology Co. (可成) surged in the first quarter from a year earlier, Daiwa Securities has forecast, based on the manufacturers' better-than-expected sales in the quarter.
Hua Nan Commercial Bank (華南), a banking arm of Taiwan-based Hua Nan Financial Holding Co. (華南金控), said Saturday that it will open a branch in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province, next month.
The production value of Taiwan's machine tool sector is expected to grow slightly in 2015 because of growing demand from the United States, the world's largest economy, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK).
Commercial revenue in Taiwan fell slightly in March from a year earlier largely due to falling sales in information technology products to Japan, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air said Friday it will launch a campaign starting 2 p.m. to provide Taiwan-Japan tickets for as low as NT$800 (US$26).
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,900-point mark Friday on expanded turnover as investors rushed to pick up large-cap electronics stocks following a rebound staged by the tech-heavy Nasdaq overnight, dealers said.
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) yesterday tuned up its forecast on the nation's GDP growth to 3.7 percent this year on the back of greater economic prospects and falling oil prices.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. has released a full range of new devices, including 2-in-1 and convertible notebooks, to meet consumer demand during the back-to-school season in the United States.
The Taiwan stock futures index touched the 10,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years at one point Friday before pulling back, but it still ended above its previous close.