Wednesday, July 22, 2015
EVA Air (長榮) has officially signed an agreement with Boeing and General Electric to purchase five GE90-115B powered Boeing 777 freighter aircraft, marking the first purchase of the planes for EVA Air as well as Taiwan.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.065 to close at NT$31.407 as currencies across the region entered a depreciation competition, dealers said.
Shares of Gintech Energy Corp. (昱晶), one of Taiwan's leading solar cell suppliers, moved higher Tuesday morning after a Chinese company agreed to take a 10 percent stake in the Taiwanese company, dealers said.
Google Inc. said Tuesday that 50 percent of YouTube view hours in Taiwan were generated from mobile devices in the first quarter of 2015, underlining the local popularity of the video-sharing site.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Taipei was second-top of the list of destinations searched for on the Hotel.com Chinese-language website in the first five months of 2015, following Hong Kong, according to an annual Hotel.com study on outbound travel by mainland Chinese travelers.
Export orders placed in June fell 5.8 percent year-on-year to US$36.58 billion on weakening demand for mobile devices, tablets and PCs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
In the lead up to the Ministry of Labor's (MOL, 勞動部) basic wage committee deliberations next month, The Taiwan Labour Front (TLF, 台灣勞工陣線) and other labor groups, yesterday, urged the MOL to raise the basic wage to NT$26,000 per month.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) said that around 1 million have yet to pay their supplementary health insurance fees, which amount to roughly NT$1,500 per person and are due on or before Sept. 30.1 Comment
Swiss brokerage firm UBS Securities has cut its forecast for the TAIEX, Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, for the end of the year from 9,750 to 9,200 points, making its third downward revision in two months.
The top two Taiwanese personal computer brands recorded sharp shipment declines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the second quarter of 2015, as the overall market continued to suffer from weak demand, according to tech research firm IDC.