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Friday, May 1, 2015
Touch display maker TPK Holdings Co. (F-TPK, 宸鴻) yesterday gave a conservative forecast for second-quarter revenues, as well as positive expectations for the second half of 2015 at its investor conference.
Taiwan -- Asustek unveils smartwatch with its own 'Kood' OS
Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) on Thursday launched its second smartwatch in the Taiwan market, highlighting its own Kood operating system that allows longer battery life.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Thursday amid concerns over a slow second quarter in the local high-tech sector as implied by the cautious outlook of several market analysts, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.057 to close at NT$30.752 as the local central bank played a more visible role in the market, helping the U.S. currency recoup its early losses, dealers said.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) is using British fashion model Jourdan Dunn to tout a limited edition flagship One M9 smartphone that features custom-designed and body art inspired engravings.
U.S.-based brokerage firm Morgan Stanley suggested Thursday that investors should shift their focus on Taiwan listed stocks to non-tech sectors, as a strong Taiwanese currency is likely to affect earnings of tech companies.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) released the Corporate Governance Evaluation results yesterday. A total of 1,393 companies, 798 TWSE-listed and 595 Taipei Exchange- (TPEx) listed companies were evaluated. The top 20 percent of companies that were published included a total of 160 TWSE-listed and 119 TPEx-listed companies.
Far EasTone Telecommunications (遠傳電信) announced at its 2015 first-quarter press conference that its consolidated revenue was NT$24.784 billion, with 8.4 percent growth and a net profit growth of 109 percent year-on-year.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
In a speech given at the Mainland Affairs Council yesterday, President Ma Ying-jeou reaffirmed the "1992 Consensus" (九二共識) as the pivotal instrument in maintaining stable ties with China while posing questions to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) with regard to her proposed stance on cross-strait relations.
Switzerland will return US$6.74 million to Taiwan from a slush fund used by the island's graft-tainted former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to stash bribes from a high-profile financial merger, Taiwanese prosecutors said Wednesday.
Protesters moved a mock cannon onto the streets of a Kaohsiung community as a sign of defiance against tour buses from mainland China congesting roads, according to Go Hamasen Alliance (哈瑪星願景聯盟), a local association.
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Taiwan -- Couple busted in NT$8.5 mil. insurance scam
A 31-year-old Taiwanese woman named Liu Yuan-ke (劉爰可) was taken into custody yesterday for allegedly committing insurance fraud worth more than NT$8.5 million with her 32-year-old Burmese-Chinese boyfriend Tseng Ruei-cheng (曾瑞成), the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has said.
President Ma Ying-jeou's speech delivered yesterday at the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) was on the surface a recounting of his administration's efforts to turn a new leaf in relations between China and Taiwan. An examination of the speech's contents yielded nothing new in terms of ideas and vision, but rather a move by Ma to preserve the "1992 Consensus" as the standard for future interaction with China.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday reiterated Taiwan's sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, saying that they are an indisputable part of the territory of the Republic of China.
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