Find here some 'Business' News.
This Week Focus |
In this section, you will find the major news concerning the business, economy, and finance sectors mainly in Taiwan.
Taiwan ranked 1st in "Macroeconomic stability" and 13th overall in the latest Global Competitiveness Report released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).
Transactions of residential and commercial property in Taiwan's six largest metropolitan areas staged a mild rebound in September as the impact of Ghost Month faded away, according to figures compiled by the six city governments.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged Monday that her administration will seek to make Taiwan the best destination for global investors.
Amid heightened US-China tensions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised Taiwan's GDP growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 upward to 2.7% and 2.4% respectively in its latest World Economic Outlook reportissued on Monday.
Transportation Minister Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) confirmed Saturday that he had ordered a redesign of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 due to fears of escalating construction and maintenance costs.
The highly anticipated shopping outlet center in Taichung City is slated to open on December 12 this year, and is set to become the largest of its kind in Central Taiwan, after 16 months of construction.
On Sept. 28 at the Taiwan Automotive Technology Innovation Summit 2018, the computer company Acer in collaboration with the Yulon Group introduced the country’s first self-driving automobile.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed the hope for further cooperation with Great Britain on issues including the environment during a meeting Tuesday with George Hollingbery, the British Minister of State for Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade.
Key signs such as economic growth, the unemployment rate, and the stock market index all showed that Taiwan’s economy was still moving forward, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Tuesday.
Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea had the highest sales volume among other suppliers in Taiwan in August, driven by the launch of its latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 9, according to industry sources.
Confidence in Taiwan's economy edged higher in September after the government said economic growth in the first half of the year was more brisk than originally projected, according to a survey by Cathay Financial Holding Co.
Taiwan's manufacturing sector recorded a year-on-year increase in sales for the 7th consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2018 on the back of rising global demand, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The gap in the labor participation rate between men and women in Taiwan has narrowed in the past decade at a time when more and more women are jumping into the job market, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that the government is dedicated to fostering a friendly financial environment in Taiwan in hope of attracting more foreign investment and stimulating industrial transformation.
Asia's largest biomedical accelerator, H. Spectrum announced last weekend that it will collaborate with five major companies on a range of innovative medical technologies during the Trans 2018 digital health conference in Taipei on Sept. 8-9.
A delegation of the largest trade and industry association in the Asia-Pacific visited Taiwan to promote business cooperation across the region. And the delegates took a tour Monday of one of the biggest food factories of the country.
U.S. research company, Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) ranked Taiwan as equal third best detention in the world for investment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said in a statement on Aug. 23.
After six years of cultivation, Taiwan has successfully started to produce the Australian finger lime, also known as the "caviar of citrus" according to CNA.
EVA Airways Corp (長榮航空) yesterday announced plans to consolidate two aerospace subsidiaries to achieve economies of scale and greater efficiency.
A Taiwanese investment-seeking delegation secured NT$6 billion (US$0.2 billion) in new investment from the U.S. during a trip to three major U.S. cities from July 29 to August 5, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement on August 5.
Taiwan’s economic growth for the second quarter of 2018 came in better than expected at 3.29 percent, the government estimated Tuesday.
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台灣經濟研究院) research institute has revised its forecast for Taiwan's 2018 GDP growth to 2.49 percent, citing robust exports and consumption, at a press conference
HTC Corp (宏達電) yesterday said that it would release the world’s first blockchain-powered smartphone to early adopters by September, followed by a wider release toward the end of this year.
The Taiwan Research Institute (TRI, 台灣綜合研究院), a leading economic think tank, on Friday last week raised its forecast for the country’s GDP growth for this year, citing robust export performance amid a strengthening global economic recovery.
A Guatemala trade delegation arrived in Taiwan this week and visited a food factory in Taoyuan on Tuesday with the aim to promote bilateral trade between the two countries.
Taiwan remained the world's fifth largest lender in 2017 as its net international investment position rose more than 6 percent from a year earlier, according to the country's central bank.
Potential buyers and exhibitors from 18 countries have registered so far for SMART ASIA Taiwan 2018, a trade fair showcasing smart city solutions and urban development that will be held in Taichung in July, the event's main organizer said Monday.
IMD, a famous business school based in Lausanne, Switzerland published their annual World Competitiveness Rankings for 2018 on Wednesday, May 23.
Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Tuesday unveiled a proposal for a “New Economic Migrant Act” (新經濟移民法) to attract more mid-level technical staff from overseas.
Australia-based Macquarie Capital said Thursday that it plans to set up a joint venture with a Taiwanese driverless car company by the end of this year to tap into the green energy market.
Four Taiwanese women have been named on this year’s Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia” list, which features 300 people under the age of 30 from across 10 industries, who are making a difference in their fields.
Read more on Taipei Times
On April 16 in Hanoi, Vietnam the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in cooperation with the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETTRADE) hosted a formal business networking forum.
Read more on Taiwan News
Taiwan's economic growth rate for this year is projected to be 2.58 percent, with the consumer price index (CPI) and core CPI set to grow at a pace of 1.27% and 1.26% respectively in 2018, according to the Central Bank's forecast Thursday.
Read more on Focus Taiwan
Taiwanese businesses should take cyber security more seriously because it is a matter of national security, Economic Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Wednesday.
Read more on Taiwan News
Microsoft Taiwan said Wednesday that it will give priority to female applicants in its latest recruitment drive, as part of an effort to close the huge gender gap in the domestic tech industry.
More News on Focus Taiwan
The Airports Council International (ACI) has released their official rankings for the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards, determining which airports across the world offer the best service and traveler experience.
Read more on Taiwan News
Taiwan’s economy will continue to gather steam this year on the back of forward-looking policymaking in areas spanning infrastructure investment and regulatory easing as well as improving market conditions at home and abroad, according to the Cabinet-level National Development Council Feb. 20.
Adoptée le 31 octobre dernier par le Yuan législatif, la Loi sur le recrutement et l’emploi des professionnels étrangers est entrée en vigueur le 8 février. Elle assouplit les formalités relatives au visa, au permis de travail et au séjour, et facilite l’accès à l'assurance maladie et au système de retraite, dans le but d’attirer des professionnels de talent à Taiwan.
Lire l'article complet sur Taiwan Info
The Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, which marks a milestone in Taiwan's recruitment of talent has officially come into effect, according to the National Development Council (NDC) Thursday.
As the health insurance system showed a deficit last year, citizens will probably have to pay 21.32 percent or NT$126 (US$4.29) more per year beginning in 2021, the Central News Agency reported Saturday.
The Ministry of Labor yesterday announced the special conditions under which workers would be allowed to work up to 12 consecutive days and have their rest time between shifts reduced to eight hours.
2018 could be a decisive year in the ambition of Taiwanese smartphone and virtual reality (VR) device maker HTC Corp. to be the top business in the global VR, augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) sector, now that its financial difficulties have received a boost from a deal with U.S. tech giant Google Inc.
Taipei will become the biggest research and development center of Google Inc., which completed a deal on Tuesday to acquire a large part of Taiwan's HTC Corp.'s smartphone assets, a Google executive said Tuesday.
Adult children of permanent resident foreign professionals will soon be able to apply for a "personal work permit" to allow them to work in Taiwan, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) announced Thursday.
Shih on Tuesday last week said that the goal of raising the minimum monthly wage to NT$30,000 could be achieved in four to six years if the amount is increased by between 6 and 8 percent every year. Asked if she would pledge to raise the minimum salary to NT$30,000 by 2024, Tsai said the government could not impose such a goal on economic development. “If the economic conditions are good, if businesses are able to afford raising pay, I believe the salaries will continue to go up even without making changes to the minimum wage,” Tsai said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$29.402, its lowest level in five years on the back of further foreign fund inflows into the country, dealers said.The strength of the U.S. dollar was capped due to intervention by the central bank aimed at slowing the pace at which the Taiwan dollar appreciates, in a bid to boost the country's competitive edge on the global market, dealers said.
Export orders this month are expected to continue to see robust growth, because of strong demand for electronic components and in traditional industries, Department of Statistics Director-General Lin Lee-jen said. The nation’s export orders surged 17.05 percent year-on-year to a record high of US$48.47 billion last month, largely driven by a US smartphone vendor’s handset orders and rising global demand for servers.
Taiwan's Board of Science and Technology announces a four year plan for AI development that calls for training over 20,000 specialists.