Monday, November 30, 2015
The Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) will propose new earned income tax credit measures aimed at low- and middle-income working families, which would reduce tax for expenses paid in pre-school education, vocational school fees and long-term care, in the next legislative session, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) told reporters yesterday.
Scholars in Taiwan said Saturday that the country's central bank is unlikely to change its key interest rates at its quarterly policymaking meeting on Dec. 17.
Taiwan registered a record high of 8.477 million tourist arrivals in the first 10 months of the year, with the biggest increase seen in arrivals from South Korea, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
Financial technology (Fintech) is continuing to turn the traditional banking industry on its head. To pave the way for the coming of Bank 3.0, DBS Bank (Taiwan) partnered with ALPHA Camp, the first startup school in Taiwan,...............
Sunday, November 29, 2015
A new batch of 1,000 "Pepper" robots jointly developed by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Corp. and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. sold out in just one minute after they were put on sale in Japan Saturday.
Companies listed on the local main board and the over-the-counter (OTC) market enjoyed improving profitability for the first nine months of this year, even though the local economy showed signs of a slowdown, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC).
Property developers in three cities in Northern Taiwan have been cutting back on their efforts to put up new properties for sale, which resulted in a more than 30 percent year-on-year drop in supply in the first 10 months of the year, according to a real estate market magazine, My Housing.
Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said Saturday that starting in January, Taiwan may allow Chinese retail investors to buy shares in the local equity market, in a bid to boost the trading volume.
Despite a yearlong run of poor exports, Taiwan should be able to record annual GDP growth of 1 percent on a short-term stimulus package in the fourth quarter, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman William Tseng (曾銘宗) said yesterday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday that it is aiming to increase the number of customers that buy green power from the state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) and therefore will not raise the cost.