Friday, April 24, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.018 to close at NT$31.131 after trading in a slow session on moderate turnover, dealers said.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Japan posted its first monthly trade surplus in nearly three years in March thanks to falling import costs from cheaper oil prices, along with a modest recovery in exports.
Semiconductor solution provider Hermes Microvision's (HMI, 漢微科) shares topped NT$2,000 to hit a new record on the over-the-counter (OTC) market yesterday.
Taiwan's jobless rate hit 3.72 percent in March, up by 0.03 percentage points from February but down by 0.31 percentage points from a year earlier, government statistics showed Wednesday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) held the first "Networking Event for TWSE-listed Companies" to promote interaction and exchange between TWSE-listed companies, as well as the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at the Taipei International Convention Center on Monday.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.060 to close at NT$31.113 as the local currency followed its regional counterparts in moving higher against the greenback, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Wednesday with the help of the bellwether electronics sector, which staged a technical rebound on active bargain hunting after the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted gains overnight, dealers said.
Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said Wednesday that cooperation in the capital markets across the Taiwan Strait should be implemented in a gradual manner.
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses common in the garment industry.
Australian consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in the three months to March, data showed Wednesday, with the annual headline inflation rate softening to give the central bank room to cut interest rates.