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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Manufacturing activity weakened last month on slower vendor deliveries and decreasing inventory levels, but Taiwan's economy is continuing to expand overall, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中華經濟研究院) said yesterday.
Tablet shipments of Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) slumped in the first three months of 2015 as it did not launch its new products until the middle of the quarter, according to research firm IDC.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) on Monday reported its lowest revenue for April in the past six years amid the lackluster launch of its flagship One M9 phone.
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. (聯發科) established itself as the world's second-largest maker of Long-Term Evolution (LTE)-enabled cellular baseband processors in 2014, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Shares in Taiwan closed up 24.99 points, or 0.25 percent, at 9,845.04 Monday on turnover of NT$98.22 billion (US$3.20 billion) amid growing volatility.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Nepali Vice President Parmanand Jha accepted an official note verbale on Sunday from the Republic of China for donating US$300,000 to aid relief efforts in the earthquake stricken country.
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC, 中國航空工業集團) is expected to become the world's largest maker of military drones by 2023, as the production value for military drones worldwide swells to US$2.3 billion (NT$70.7 million), according to a research institute's findings.
Department stores in Taiwan are expected to report strong gains in sales in April from the previous month because of aggressive promotional campaigns ahead of Mother's Day, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Friday.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
UK-based Standard Chartered Bank said Saturday that it retains its forecast of Taiwan's 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.3 percent unchanged, although the country reported lower-than-expected economic growth for the first quarter.
Transactions of residential and commercial housing in Taipei for April fell below the 2,000-unit mark amid lingering concerns over a government-initiated tax reform expected to raise the tax burden shouldered by property investors, according to statistics released Saturday.
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