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  • Retired Ass't Secretary of U.S. Treasury Suggests Taiwan Join TPP

    Ernst & Young Global Ltd. (EY) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark A. Weinberger, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, suggests that Taiwan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to enhance opportunities with which the nation can build its economy. Weinberger points out... Full Story

    Published: 2015/05/05

    Taiwan's Economic Indicator Slips to 16-month Low of 21 in March

    Taiwan’s overall monitoring index fell three points in March from a month earlier to the 16 month low of 21, to show "yellow-blue" to signal economic slowdown to be the first for 2015, according to the National Development Council (NDC) of the Taiwan Cabinet. The NDC points out such result indic... Full Story

    Published: 2015/05/05

    AIDC of Taiwan has Backlogged Orders for Next 5 Years Exceeding US$3.17 Bn

    The Taiwan-based Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), according to, began life in the late 1960s when Taiwan's aerospace industry emerged in response to the implementation of national security and self-reliant defense policies mandated by the Taiwan authorities, also th... Full Story

    Published: 2015/05/05

    Shanghai FTZ Builds Taiwan Merchandise Center to Enable Retail and Trade

    According to deputy director of the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (SFTZ) administration, Zhu Min, the SFTZ is building the “Taiwan Merchandise Center” as a platform to enable Taiwanese small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to display merchandise and engage in trade and investment. With the SFTZ s... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/30

    Taiwan's Digital Ad Market Expected to Expand 22.82% YoY to Over NT$19 Bn. in 2015: DMA

    Mainly driven by growing demand for mobile and video advertising, Taiwan’s digital advertising market is expected to further expand 22.82 percent to NT$19.869 billion (US$630.76 million) in 2015 from 2014, according to the Taipei-based Digital Marketing Association (DMA), an advertising agency grou... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/29

    Turnover of Taiwan's Businesses Down 0.7% YoY to NT$1.17 Trillion in March

    Overall revenue or turnover posted by Taiwan’s business sectors, which include according to the government wholesale, retail and food services, totaled NT$1.17 trillion (US$37.14 billion) in March, edging down by 0.7 percent year on year (YoY), according to the latest report issued by Ministry of E... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/27

    Robust Electronics and Chemicals Sectors Drive Taiwan's March IPI up 6.49% YoY to 111.56

    Fueled by the robust electronics and chemical industries, Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) grew 6.49 percent year on year (YoY) to 111.56 in March, according to the latest report issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Meanwhile the report shows the index of production output by... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/27

    Taiwan's March Jobless Rate Hits 15-year Low of 3.72% for the Month

    Impacted by the typical wave of Taiwanese employees looking for greener pastures after the Chinese New Year break, Taiwan’s unemployment rate in March inched up to 3.72 percent from 3.69 percent as seen in February, but still hitting a 15-year nadir for the month, according to the latest report iss... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/24

    Taiwan and Singapore Heartened by Benefits from ASTEP

    The Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says both Taiwan and Singapore are heartened with the positive economic results brought by the Agreement between Singapore and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Partnership (ASTE... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/16

    Taiwan's Overall Exports in March Plummet 8.9% YoY to US$25.27 Bn. on Weak Oil Price

    Mainly dampened by weak international crude oil prices that hover around US$50 a barrel, coupled with growth slowdowns in exports by Taiwan's electronics suppliers, Taiwan’s overall exports plummeted 8.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) to only US$25.27 billion in March, stirring fears that the island’s ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/15

    Taiwan Yacht Industry Chalks Up 12% Growth in Exports in 2014

    Taiwan’s yacht industry chalked up a 13.16 percent yearly growth in exports of US$172 million in 2014, the first double-digit growth in the past five years to indicate an encouraging turnaround since the global yacht market began to sour amid the aftermath of the global financial meltdown in 2008, ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/15

    Taiwan's Q1 Tax Revenue Hits 15-Year High

    Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced collecting NT$353.4 billion (US$11.40 billion) in taxes in the first quarter, increasing 5.8 percent year on year to hit 15-year high. The ministry says listed companies on Taiwan’s stock exchange and over-the-counter markets together generated NT$2.3... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/15

    Taiwan CPI Down Again YoY in February to Trigger Deflation Fears

    Taiwan’s consumer price index (CPI) for this February slipped 0.19 percent from the same month of last year, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) under the Taiwan Cabinet. Although the February index was 0.36 percent higher than in the previous month,... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/08

    Some 1,500 Taiwan Listed Companies Earn US$58.06 Bn. in 2014

    Throughout 2014, some 1,500 of Taiwan’s listed companies made a total of NT$1.8 trillion (US$58.06 billion) in after-tax net income, increasing 18 percent year on year to hit all-time high, with the most profitable industries listed on the island’s main-board and over-the-counter markets last year ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/07

    Taiwan and China to Hold Next Trade-in-Goods Talk on March 31

    Taiwan's Deputy Economic Minister S.C. Cho announced that Taiwan and China will hold the 10th round of trade-in-goods talk March 31 through April 2 in Beijing, to primarily focus on market opening and tax concessions on four categories of goods. Also Taiwan’s representatives will use this round ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/31

    Taiwan's Feb. Exports Down 6.7% YoY to US$19.86 Bn. to Drag Down Jan.-Feb. Total

    Affected by fewer working days throughout February due to the Lunar New Year break, alongside impacts of recently new lows in crude oil prices on local mining, petroleum and plastic industries, Taiwan witnessed its exports in the month drop by 6.7 percent year-on-year to US$19.86 billion, dragging ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/25

    Taiwan's February Tax Revenue Plummets 16% MoM to NT$57.1 Bn.

    Fewer working days in February due to the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday contributed to a 16.3% fall in taxes collected in Taiwan during the month. The NT$57.1 billion (US$1.81 billion) received was NT$11.2 billion (US$355.56 million) less than the same month last year, the Ministry of Financ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/23

    Taiwan's Export Orders in Jan. Up 8% YoY to New High of Over US$39 Bn.

    Seemingly immune to seasonal factors, Taiwan’s export orders in January grew 8 percent year on year (YoY) to US$39.04 billion, the highest January record in history, according to the latest statistics compiled by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Additional good news for Taiwan’s export-drive... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/09

    Taiwan's Q2 Manpower Demand to Rise 45,000 People Than in Q1

    Mainly driven by robust service sectors in Taiwan likely due to rising tourist arrivals from China, Japan, S. Korea, manpower demand of Taiwanese enterprises in Q2, 2015 is estimated to increase 45,063 people relative to that in Q1, the strongest increase for the quarter in history, as shown by the... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/09

    Nanya Plastics Starts up 3-Year, US$1.06 Bn Expansion Investment

    Nanya Plastics Crop., reportedly the most profitable member of the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) last year, has recently started a three-year, NT$33 billion (US$1.06 billion) investment project targeting its businesses in Taiwan, China, Vietnam and the United States. Its operations in China will ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/06

    Taiwan's Suppliers Take Sigh of Relief After Sino-South-Korean FTA Shows Limited Leeway

    Taiwan’s manufacturers of petrochemicals, liquid-crystal displays, automobiles and machine tools can take a sigh of relief after learning the free trade agreement (FTA) China and South Korea initialed on February 25 does not offer as much leeway for trade and duty-reduction as had been expected by ... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/05

    Taiwan National Biotech Park Set to Open in April 2016

    Taiwan’s National Biotech Research Park, the island’s first government-invested integrated biotech park incorporating research, development and startup incubation capacity, will open in April 2016, according to Academia Sinica President C.H. Wong, whose organization came up with the idea for the pr... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/05

    Taiwan's 3 Main Science Parks Report Record Revenues and Exports in 2014

    Last year, Taiwan’s three science-based industrial parks, namely the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park (HSIP), the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), and the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), together set record highs in production revenue, export revenue, and employment. According to Taiw... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/04

    January Exports Hit New Highs at Taiwan's Export Processing Zones

    January saw Taiwan’s 10 export processing zones overseen by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) generate some NT$32.9 billion (US$1.06 billion) in export revenue, increasing 16 percent year on year to hit a new high, according to the ministry’s Export Processing Zone Administration. Based on... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/02

    Taiwan Remains Asia's Biggest Maker of 80-ft Up Yachts in 2015

    Following over five decades of development, the yacht building industry in Taiwan has established a solid name among professional buyers and yacht owners throughout the world, helping the island retain its crown as Asia's biggest producer of yachts 80 feet and longer in 2015. The latest news rep... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/16

    Dropping Oil Prices Forecast to Raise Taiwan's 2015 GDP Growth to 4%

    With international crude oil prices having fallen to record lows since the 2008 financial meltdown and a major news channel reporting per barrel price may dip to US$20, Taiwan’s GDP in 2015 is forecast to grow by around 4 percent, an equivalent of some NT$160 billion (US$5.08 billion), over 2014, a... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/16

    Revenue of Taiwan Businesses Hits All-time High of NT$14.5 Trillion in 2014

    Revenue or turnover of Taiwan’s businesses, described by the government chiefly as retail, wholesale and food services, totaled NT$14.5 trillion (US$460.31 billion) in 2014 to set a new high for the second consecutive year, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). In December, busin... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/09

    Taiwan Manufacturers Eager to Join Government's Big Data Program

    Taiwan’s heavyweight manufacturers including the Hon Hai Technology Group, Hiwin Technologies Corp., and Advantech Co., Ltd. have expressed eagerness to join Taiwan's executive ministry's program to push application of big data. Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou told Vice Premier Simon Chang of his hop... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/09

    Taiwan Unemployment Rate Hits 7-Year Low

    Taiwan’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.96% throughout 2014, being sub-4% for the first time in seven years, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). Nevertheless such rate was higher than Hong Kong’s 3.2%, Japan’s 3.5%, South Korea’s 3.4% and Singapore’... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/09

    Taiwan's Tax Revenue Nears NT$2 Trillion in FY 2014 to be All-time High

    Mostly driven by surging profits generated by local enterprises, the Taiwanese government collected taxes exceeding NT$1.957 trillion (US$61.73 billion) for the fiscal year (FY) 2014, an all-time high, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Finance (MOF). The MOF indicates that such t... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/02

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