Friday, December 12, 2014
Taiwan is forecast to remain the world's largest spending region on semiconductor manufacturing equipment in 2014, according to a year-end forecast released Thursday by the global industry association SEMI.
Taiwan has turned down a request by Indonesia to increase the pay of domestic workers imported from the Southeast Asian country, Taiwan's Ministry of Labor said.
Shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海),the world's largest contract electronics maker, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc., moved higher Thursday morning as investors were encouraged to buy by the Taiwanese manufacturer's record monthly high sales for November, dealers said.
EVA Air, Taiwan's second-largest airline, said yesterday that Singapore Airlines will codeshare its flights to the United States and Canada from Friday as a result of an expanded codeshare agreement between the two carriers.
The Housing Movement (巢運) vowed to take to the streets if the Executive Yuan fails to send its bill for property tax reform to the Legislature next month.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at the day's high of NT$31.262 as the greenback recouped its earlier losses thanks to support from local central bank intervention, dealers said.
BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to fully acquire the business and assets in Taiwan and mainland China of Taiwan Sheen Soon (TWSS, 台灣欣順), the global leader for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) adhesives base material.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Thursday, marking the fifth consecutive losing session, with selling sparked by a dive on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
The chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC,證券監督管理委員會) said Thursday that he supports a possible U-turn on the proposed capital gains tax in the stock market targeting major market players.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Taiwan ranked as the 10th largest trading partner of the United States for the first 10 months of this year, according to statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).