Month: December 2016

The PrivCo Asia 50: Ranking Asia’s Largest Private Companies

| December 30, 2016 | Web Desk | 0

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PrivCo has just released The PrivCo Asia 50: Ranking the Largest Private Companies in Asia by Revenue Report. PrivCo screened through its proprietary Private Company Financial Database with information on over 900,000+ private companies to rank the PrivCo Asia 50, the definitive ranking of the top 50 privately-held companies […]

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

| December 30, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The quake’s epicenter was located at sea about 29.1 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 75.4 km, bureau data show…

Taiwan shares close up 1.10%

| December 30, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Taiwan shares closed up 100.41 points, or 1.10 percent, at 9,253.50 Friday on turnover of NT$56.18 billion (US$1.76 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

New Southbound Policy helps boost Taiwan tourism: Cabinet

| December 30, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Visitor arrivals from Australia, New Zealand and countries in Southeast and South Asia increased 23 percent year-on-year in November, a development that the Cabinet said Friday was a direct result of the government’s “New Southbound Policy.”Citing Tour…

Travel on airport MRT to be free during trial period: Taoyuan mayor

| December 30, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Passengers will be allowed to travel free of cost on the new airport MRT line during the period of trial runs, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (???) said Friday.In the first two weeks of the one-month trial period, free passes will be given to people trav…

New shops in short supply in Taipei property market: analyst

| December 29, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

New shops in the Taipei property market are in short supply, as developers are tending to hold on to these properties in the hope that the scarce supply will continue to boost their pricing power, according to an analyst.Ho Shih-chang (???), a research…

2 planned public hearings on Japanese food imports postponed

| December 29, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

The Executive Yuan has decided to postpone two planned public hearings on lifting a ban on imports of Japanese food products from four radiation-affected prefectures after one such hearing was disrupted by protesters last week.The public hearings on th…

Taiwan shares retreat on Wall Street losses

| December 29, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Shares in Taiwan pulled back on Thursday with the weighted index falling below the 9,200 point mark again as investors responded to a fall of more than 100 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average overnight, dealers said.The financial sector led the …

Hon Hai chairman raises stake in Sakai display plant

| December 29, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Terry Gou (???), founder and chairman of Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (??), has raised his stake in the Sakai Display Products Corp. (SDP) — which he and Sharp Corp. jointly own — to more than 50 percent.In a statem…

Tsai calls on state-run firms to help push New Southbound Policy

| December 28, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Wednesday that state-run companies should play a greater role in promoting the government’s New Southbound Policy and she also urged local governments to join the central government’s efforts in that regard.Although th…