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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 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

CTSP to Challenge Annual Revenue of NT$500 Bn. This Year

With large enterprises continually migrating there, Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), one of Taiwan’s top-3 science parks, is likely to challenge annual revenue of NT$500 billion, an all-time high, said Y.C. Wang, director-general of the CTSP Administration, at the park’s 11th anniversary held la... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/07

Sino-Korea FTA May Divert One-fourth of Orders from Taiwan to China

With China and Korea stepping up bilateral negotiations to strike a free trade agreement (FTA), Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) warns that about one-fourth of the island’s export orders from China may be diverted to S. Korea once the FTA becomes effective. MOEA said that China last ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/07

Taiwan's Industrial Production Index up 8.63% to 107.93 in June 2014

Taiwan’s manufacturing activity has steadily increased in recent months, as the latest report issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) indicates that the industrial production index in June grew 8.63% year-on-year (YoY) to 107.93. Notable is that the growth hit a 39-month high, partly due t... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/06

TW Edison to Commercialize World's First Magnetic Levitation Electricity-Generator

TW Edison Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based developer of small wind turbines for mainly residential micro-power-generation with paid-in capital of NT$80 million (US$2.66 million), will commercialize the world’s first magnetic levitation electricity-generator in the coming year, according to the ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/06

Over 60% of Taiwanese Enterprises See Trade with China to Grow 5%-plus in Coming Year: HSBC

With renminbi (RMB) settlement services increasingly available worldwide to facilitate global trade with China, Taiwan exceeds Asian nations in optimism about the growth potential in trade and transactions with the country, confirms the latest survey by Hong Kong-based HSBC Holdings regarding the ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/05

Taiwan's FDIs Decline in H1, 2014 Due to Slow Regional Economic Integration

With cross-strait trade agreements stalled to exacerbate foreign investors’ anxiety of Taiwan’s slow regional economic integration, the island’s foreign direct investments (FDIs) and Chinese investments both declined significantly in H1, 2014. The latest statistics published by the Investment Co... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/05

Taiwanese Firms in Vietnam Upbeat About MIRDC's Local Branch

Taiwanese enterprises in Vietnam are generally upbeat with the setting up of a branch of the Metal Industry Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, who has signed a memorandum-of-understanding with Canxin Group, a consultant and provider of investment ser... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/04

MOEA to Solicit Foreign Investments in Taiwan's 4 Promising Industries

In line with governmental policy on industrial upgrading and transformation, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs will step up soliciting foreign investments in the nation's four industries seen to have potential for national development, including offshore wind turbines, electric commercial veh... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/01

MOTC Deputy Minister Lauds Local Achievements at 60th Hanghai Festival

To restructure its economy to achieve sustainable growth, Taiwan has been developing the local maritime industry over the past years, to have created positive results to boost the island’s image as a maritime nation, said C.Y. Chen, Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), at ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/01

Yang Ming Scores 23-Month High June Revenue of NT$12.227 Bn.

Mainly driven by pervasive hikes of freightage for U.S. trade lines, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan’s top-2 shipper by fleet size, scored revenue of NT$12.227 billion (US$407.56 million) for June, up 10.82% month-on-month, or 5.87% year-on-year, to a 23-month zenith, according to its lat... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/31

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