Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The head of Samsung Electronics Co.'s information technology and mobile businesses in Taiwan has resigned citing "personal reasons," weeks after the South Korean firm launched its newest flagship S6 and S6 edge phones in the country.
Taiwanese business people said they are optimistic about a new tax agreement between Taiwan and China that is expected to be sealed soon, with many hoping that the accord can improve the competitiveness of local businesses.
Sales of notebook computers in Taiwan showed signs of stabilization in 2014 after two years of significant decline, market research firm GfK Group said Tuesday, citing strong demand for 2-in-1 detachable laptops.
As the state of water shortage continues in Southern Taiwan, an "upgraded version" of second-phase water rationing is set to kick-start today in Tainan and Kaohsiung.
Taiwan and the United States are still discussing when to hold the next round of talks under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday.
Taiwan has an "exceptionally good" chance of gaining entry into the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) as an ordinary member, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) remained the world's largest semiconductor foundry by taking more than half of the global market in 2014, according to tech research firm Gartner Inc.
Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group (富士康集團), a major supplier to Apple Inc., has plans to invest US$3.5 billion in India in the coming years to produce a wide range of electronic devices, Indian daily the Business Standard reported.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
Shares in Taiwan edged lower Tuesday as the market retreated into consolidation mode, dealers said.