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Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

Taiwan's Top-3 Footwear Makers See Revenues Grow in Oct.

Taiwan’s leading contract manufacturers of footwear, Pou Chen Corporation, Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd. and Fulgent Sun Group, all enjoyed revenue growths in October, and generally see positive outlook for Q4, 2014. Now the world’s largest contract maker of footwear by shipment, Pou Chen repor... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/24

AT&T of the USA Issues US$1.3 B.of Bonds in Taiwan

American telecom, AT&T Inc., issued US$1.295 billion in international bonds on Nov. 10 in Taiwan, causing buzz across the market for being the single highest capital raising on record. According to chairman of GreTai Securities Market, Soushan Wu, the bond issuance shows Taiwan's emerging globa... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/20

MediaTek and ITRI Among 2014 Top-100 Global Innovators

MediaTek Inc. and the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan are among the 2014 Top-100 Global Innovators chosen by the multinational media and information company, Thomson Reuters Corp. It is the second consecutive year for Taiwan-based organizations to be h... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/17

Foreign Firms' Q3 Patent Applications Lead in Taiwan

According to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), foreign firms applied in Q3 6,827 invention patents, increasing 1.35% from the same quarter last year. The top-five foreign applicants are LG Chem, Toshiba, Fujifilm, Applied Materials, and Nitt... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/13

MIRDC and Tatung of Taiwan Sign MOU for Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technologies

Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tatung Co., a Taiwan-based supplier of household appliances, for cooperation on development of key technologies for renewable energy. The MOU was s... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/05

Many Challenges Likely to Beset Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries in 2015: IEK

With Taiwan’s economy gradually gaining steam from thriving domestic manufacturing, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), an industry research department under the government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute, has raised its growth forecast of manufacturing industries’ overal... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/03

Victoria Cruises to Invest in Free Economic Pilot Zone in Taiwan's Western Coastal Changhua

To drive its export-driven economy, Taiwan has been developing free economic zones as part of efforts to attract foreign direct investments (FIDs), with initial results being the New York-based Victoria Cruises Inc. having decided to invest in the newly approved free economic pilot zone of Changhua... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/03

10 Firms Sign Agreements to Invest US$257 Million in Taiwan's Major Ports

At the 2014 Investment Solicitation Convention organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications recently, the Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), a government-linked operator of commercial ports, signed investment agreements with 10 domestic and foreign firms, to bring in inv... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/31

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics and Japan's Idemistu Form JV to Produce Hydrogenated Petro Resin Taiwan

The investment project by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp., the flagship company of Formosa Plastics Group, and Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., a major petroleum refining and chemical company, to set up a joint venture for hydrogenated petroleum resin in Taiwan has just passed the environment impa... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/31

IBM and HDR to Set up Shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis in Northern Taiwan

According to informed sources, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and HDR Group of the USA have decided to set up shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis, a proposed urban development at the Taoyuan International Airport in northern Taiwan, to tap smart-traffic and healthcare segments. The news br... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

Taiwan Govt. Approves Project to Boost 4G Industry Output Value to NT$1.5 T. by 2016

With smart city applications increasingly causing a buzz in the global ICT (information and communication technology) industry, the Taiwanese government has approved a broadband service and industrial development project designed to boost output value of the island’s 4G sector to NT$1.5 trillion (U... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Tex-Ray Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Base to Focus on Functional Apparel

The Taiwan-based Tex-Ray Industrial Co., a contract clothing manufacturer, is building a second factory at its manufacturing base in Vietnam as part of its strategy to expand its operations into functional apparel for outdoor activities. The new factory was scheduled to begin operating in August... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Taiwan's Manufacturing Turnover for H1, 2014 up 3.8% YoY

With the US Fed Reserve delaying QE for some time to allay jitters in global markets, the new Indian prime minister promising to reform labor structure to boost its own economy, coupled with sub-US$85 per barrel oil prices and China pumping new liquidity into its economy, global economic prospects ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

China Airlines and EVA Air Report Encouraging Sales for August

Due partly to summer travel boom and partly to increased flights, China Airlines Ltd. and EVA Airways Corp. (EVA Air), Taiwan’s two major airlines, both posted rosy sales in August. China Airlines, with the island’s largest fleet, finished August with revenue of NT$13.704 billion (US$456.8 milli... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

New Measures Devised to Tackle Taiwan's Tainted Cooking Oil Crisis

Taiwan's Minster-without-Portfolio B.H. Chiang and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) have separately announced new food-management measures to salvage the image of Taiwan’s food industry, which has been tarnished by various oil suppliers in Taiwan and HK importing fodder-grade oils of mixture... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Ad Hoc Unit Set up to Build Taiwan into Asia-Pacific's E-Commerce Hub

Taiwan's Minister-without- Portfolio Yu-ling Tsai says she will lead an ad hoc unit to build Taiwan into a hub of creativity and capital-raising for e-commerce industry in the Asia-Pacific as well as for international Internet companies by creating a favorable environment for the industry. Tsai ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/17

Garment Maker Makalot's Aug. Revenue up 23% to NT$2.035 Bn.

Taiwan-based Makalot Industrial Co., Ltd., a sizable contract manufacturer of apparel for global brand vendors, scored revenue of NT$2.035 billion (US$67.83 million) in August, sharply up 23% month-on-month (MOM), or 30% year-on-year (YoY), to hit a 10-month high, mostly driven by customer restocki... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

Taiwan's Companies Apply for Fewer Patents for a Fifth Quarter

According to Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the volume of patent applications submitted by Taiwanese companies declined by 8.14% in the second quarter--the fifth quarterly drop in a row. The Hon Hai Group, the world’s largest contract manufacturer ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Taiwanese Shippers Expect Improving Business Starting in September

After generally experiencing sluggish demand for container shipping services in the first half (H1) this year, Taiwanese shippers will likely see improving sales starting in September. One positive sign of improving market is that the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement group composed of 15 glo... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Feng Tay's Capital Expenditure for 2014 to Reach NT$1.5 Bn.

With a plant construction in Vietnam and capacity expansion in India both underway, Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese contract manufacturer of athletic shoes and footwear, will see its 2014 capital expenditure likely reach NT$1.5 billion (US$50 million), with about NT$800 million (US$28.8... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/05

Over 87% of Taiwanese Internet Users Access Social Networking Sites Through Mobil Devices: MIC

Social networks and mobile broadband are becoming increasingly popular among the Taiwanese people, and 87.6% of the island's Internet users access social networking websites through their mobile devices, according to the latest survey results issued by the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/05

R&D Investment up at Taiwan's Manufacturers in Q2 Amid Lower Fixed Asset Investment

According to Taiwan's Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), in Q2, 2014 Taiwan’s listed manufacturers' R&D investment totaled NT$131.6 billion (US$4.38 billion), up 7.9% year on year, contrasting fixed asset investment dropping 8% to NT$276.6 billion (US$9.2 billion).... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/04

TEEMA Planning to Pour NT$14 Bn. into Developing Industrial Park in Myanmar

To better tap the lucrative growth potential of the Myanmar, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) intends to spend NT$14 billion (about US$466.67 million) to develop an industrial park in the country's southern Ayeyarwady division. According to industry insider... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/03

Taiwan's Total Ad Spending in H1, 2014 Down 1.3% YoY

With advertisements placed by construction, cosmetics and financial sectors all declining, Taiwan’s total advertising spending in the first half (H1), 2014 dropped 1.3% year-on-year (YoY) to NT$22 billion (US$703.3 million), according the latest statistics compiled by the global media researcher, N... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/02

Tigerair to Take Off Earlier-than-Expected in Late September

Tigerair Taiwan, low-cost carrier (LCC) established by Taiwan’s China Airlines Ltd. and Singapore’s Tiger Airways, announced its maiden flight to take off from Taiwan to Singapore in late September, earlier than scheduled, to be the island’s first LCC. The LCC has just entered the fourth certifi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/02

Taiwan's Average Household Savings Down to NT$194,000 in 2013

Taiwan’s average household savings totaled NT$194,000 (US$6,466.7) in 2013, with household savings rate declining by 0.59 of a percentage point from a year earlier to 20.62%, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS). The island’s average household savings p... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/01

Sino-Korean FTA Could Cut Taiwan's Output by NT$650Billion: IEK

After the upcoming China-Korea free trade agreement (FTA) comes into effect, Taiwan will likely see its overall output value decline by up to NT$650 billion (US$21.89 billion) within the next three to five years, according to the Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), a market research unit... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/25

Taiwan's Sales of Trade and Food Services Top NT$7tn in H1, 2014

Taiwan’s sales of trade and food services in H1, 2014 hit a new high of NT$7.1 trillion (US$237.1 billion), with the sales for June up 4.1% year on year to NT$1.2 trillion (US$41.1 billion), according to the Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which attributes such... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/19

CNFI Chairman Urges Taiwan to Speed Negotiations with China on Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement

With the increasingly challenging global market, along with China and S. Korea being close to signing a free trade agreement (FTA), Rock Hsu, chairman of Taiwan’s Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI), urges the Taiwanese government to accelerate negotiations with China on striking a Cr... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/11

Taiwan's Taoyuan Int'l Airport's Passsnger Traffic Growth in H1, 2014 Leads Across Asia

Driven by the rise of low-cost carriers (LCCs) as well as aggressive promotions by Taiwan's airlines and travel agencies, the Taoyuan International Airport saw passenger traffic exceed 16.68 million people in the first half (H1) of the year for a 13.1% increase, compared to 14.75 million in the sam... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/11

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