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Sunday, January 25, 2015
The production value of Taiwan's light-emitting diode (LED) industry is expected to grow at a double-digit pace in 2015 as local suppliers are looking into not only lighting but many other applications to boost shipments, according to the Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Association (TLLIA).
Taiwan's industrial production hit a record high in 2014 due to the rising popularity of mobile communications devices, which gave a boost to the local electronics sector, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
A plan proposed by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), the top financial regulator in Taiwan, to allow wider share price fluctuations in the local bourse is welcomed by the market, analysts said Saturday.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Taiwan's industrial production index (106.56) and manufacturing index (106.67) both hit new records last year, while business revenues for the whole year (NT$14.5 trillion) reached an all-time high, according to reports released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
South Korea's economy registered its slowest growth for more than two years in the fourth quarter, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said Friday, underlining recovery concerns despite record low interest rates.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Taiwanese computer makers Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) continued to lose ground to bigger rivals in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region during the fourth quarter, despite strong consumer demand over the holiday season.
Unemployment drops to lowest level in 14 years
Unemployment in Taiwan registered a 0.10-point monthly fall in December to 3.79 percent, the lowest level for December in 14 years, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
Turkish authorities conducted an investigation near the end of last year on global cellphone companies, placing Taiwanese electronics manufacturers HTC (宏達電), Asus (華碩) and Acer on a list of firms that will be subject to import tariffs on their goods entering Turkey.
The average regular monthly wage in Taiwan for the first 11 months of last year rose 1.76 percent from a year earlier on the back of an economic recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) said Thursday.
Hopes that anti-dumping tariffs Taiwanese solar product exporters face would be removed have been dashed by a final decision made by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), which has ruled that exports from Taiwan have caused injury to the industry in the United States.
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