Friday, March 7, 2014
Taiwan High Speed Rail Chairman Ou Chin-der's (歐晉德) sudden resignation has triggered disputes from lawmakers of the ruling and the opposition parties and shocked many government officials.
HTC Corp. unveiled Thursday its first smartphone using a chipset from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc., the leading chip supplier for Chinese smartphones, underlining its ambition to take on other low-cost Android phone makers.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, held a Taiwan developer conference Thursday as part of efforts to create more mobile apps for wearable devices and healthcare services.
Taiwan's youth ambassador program is now open for applications, allowing students to travel overseas to promote the nation's soft power and conduct cultural exchanges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
Whether or not interest rates will rise depends on financial burdens on home owners as well as the overall economic situation, Central Bank Governor Fai-Nan Perng (彭淮南) said yesterday.
In an earnings conference, Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. (新光金控) yesterday announced that the company's net asset value has returned to above the NT$100 billion benchmark, while providing a progress update on efforts to expand toward the China and Southeast Asian markets.
Hawaiian Airlines is suspending its non-stop service to Taiwan in April and reassigning that route's 294-seat Airbus 330-200 aircraft to its non-stop service to Seoul, saying the increase in demand it anticipated after a change to U.S. visa rules hasn't materialized.
Shares in Taiwan closed above 8,700 points Thursday, the highest point in more than two years, as the bellwether electronics sector continued its momentum from the previous session, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.323 as traders moved their funds into regional currencies, including the local unit, after the United States reported disappointing economic data overnight, dealers said.