Friday, May 29, 2015
Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan 's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Thursday that it will launch flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Osaka International Airport July 3 to capitalize on increasing interest in travel between Taiwan and Japan. The budget carrier, which will offer discount flight tickets online from noon Thursday to 11:59 p.m. Friday, said it will operate one round-trip flight every day.
The orders and shipping report released by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) revealed that its orders to semiconductor equipment manufacturers in North America in April amounted to an average of NT$157 million, with a book-to-bill ratio (B/B ratio) of 1.04.
Yilan County Government has recently cooperated with China Airlines (CAL) to establish the promotional tour package, "green Yilan; truly Taiwan," to attract Japanese and Korean tourists.
Continental Engineering Corporation (大陸工程) President Nita Yin (殷琪) has requested NT$200 million in compensation from Taipei City Government due to construction delays after last month's Taichung Mass Rapid Transit accident.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was surprised that the nation's average wage has been slipping backward in recent years, he said at an economic forum yesterday in Taipei.
The National Development Council's (NDC, 國發會) economic monitoring indicator fell six points to 16 last month on the back of weak exports, flashing blue to signal a recession.
Taiwan rose two places to rank 11th in the 2015 world competitiveness report released by the Lausanne-based International Institute for Management and Development (IMD) yesterday.
With the Japanese yen losing its value, hypermarket chains said in addition to rolling out specials on Japanese goods, they will request price cuts from Japanese suppliers.
The 1111 Job Bank (1111人力銀行) has established a dating website called 1111 Love (1111光棍網) to help singles find their better half.
The mobile division of Japan's Sony Corp. launched its newest Xperia Z flagship smartphone in Taiwan on Wednesday, aiming to unseat Samsung Electronics Co. as the top vendor in the country's high-end Android phone market.