Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:42:07 +0800 http://www.cens.com Industry In-Focus | Taiwan Industry Updates of CENS.com Taiwan Industry Updates of CENS.com http://www.cens.com www.CENS.com www.CENS.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Sino-S. Korea FTA May Impact Taiwan’s Manufacturing Industry by NT$600 Billion: IEK Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46885.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Lexus Replaces BMW as No.2 Imported Luxury Brand in Taiwan in July Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., agent of Toyota and Lexus in Taiwan, and the No. 1 auto vendor on the island for over 12 years, recently announced that sales of imported Lexus surpassed that of BMWs in July, making the Japanese b... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46886.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Lungmen No. 1 Nuclear Reactor Passes Safety Checks and to be Sealed 3 Years Starting 2015 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46887.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Gov’t-linked Banks Post Best H1 Profits at H.K. Branches Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46888.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Credit Card Spending Hits Record High NT$204B. in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46889.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Tax Revenues Hit Record High of NT$1.19 Trillion in First 7 Months Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46890.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Assets Held by Taiwan’s OBUs Drop the First Time in June 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46876.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Purchasing Managers` Index Posts 58.5% in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46878.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s CPI Growth Hits 17-Month High of 1.75% in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46879.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Economic Growth up to Higher-than-expected 3.84% in Q2 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46864.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 China Continues with Anti-monopoly Policy Against Auto Parts Market --Tough measures aim to protect market order and consumer rights BY MICHELLE HSU With reported promising outlook of its exports of auto parts, China is regulating its auto parts market with a firmer hand, with the anti-monopoly actions having started at the end of 2011 to remain ac... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46857.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Auto Industrial Policy Updates--China Inks Agreement with Germany to Unify EV Charging Interface Standards By MICHELLE HSU China and Germany reached an agreement on cooperation in the field of electric vehicles and will unify their electric vehicle (EV) charging interface standards, indicating the increasingly close ties b... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46831.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 CAAM’s U.S. Trip Fosters Closer Sino-American Auto Industry Cooperation--Chinese investment can help to revive the sagging American auto-parts industry By MICHELLE HSU China, the largest source of auto parts on the U.S. aftermarket, may develop closer cooperative links with American manufacturers who are looking for investment to revive their fading prospects. A sig... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46833.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Fujian’s Industry Development Zone Attracts Investment from Taiwanese Lithium Battery Maker--Hi-Genius plans to take advantage of the growing trend toward electric vehicles By MICHELLE HSU The rapid growth of new-energy vehicle applications in China has attracted Taiwanese investors from related industries to set up factories in industrial development zones in Fujian Province, China’s ne... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46836.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Extrusion Machinery Makers Meet Demand for High Performance, Energy Efficiency and Low-Cost By STEVE CHUANG According to insiders there is growing demand globally for high performance, energy-efficient, low labor input and compact machinery. And lots of Taiwanese extrusion machine makers are rising to such c... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46830.html Steve Chuang / CENS Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 H1 Profits of Taiwan’s Domestic Banks up 27% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46827.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Young Taiwanese Designers Shine at iF Concept Design Awards 2014 Nineteen outstanding young designers from Taiwan were among the 91 recipients of the 2014 iF concept design award, presented in Hamburg, Germany in mid-June. Two of the Taiwanese designers, along with nine other peers, a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46819.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Woody Duh Appointed to Head Economics Ministry in Taiwan Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46820.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 4K TV Panel Value-Chain Changes in 2014: DisplaySearch V.P. Hsieh With rapid adoption of the 4K2K, or UHD (Ultra High Definition), technology in the TV market, the 4K LCD TV panel value chain is changing in 2014, according to David Hsieh, vice president, DisplaySearch Greater China. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46821.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Taoyuan Int`l Airport Forecast to See Record High Passenger Loading in 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46822.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 FPG Delegation to Promote Li-ion Auto Battery to Major EU Makers of Cars and Trucks Formosa Plastic Group (FPG), a major petrochemical conglomerate in Taiwan, recently announced that Wilfred Wang, one of the FPG`s 9-member decision-making team and chairman of Nan Ya Photonics Inc., will lead a delegat... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46813.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taipei World’s 15th Best Urban Travel Destination in 2014: MasterCard Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46815.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Leading Footwear Makers Expect 5%-10% Revenue Growths in Q3 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46816.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Economic Monitoring Indicator Shows 5th Straight Green Light in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46806.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Banks See Sharp Rise of 19% in Profits from Overseas Branches in First 5 Months Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46807.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 10 More Chinese Cities Allowed into FIT Plan Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46798.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Thanks to FEPZs, Taiwan’s Domestic Banks Expected to See Record High Profits of over NT$300B. in 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46800.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 JPMA to Transfer Three New Drugs to Taiwan: DCB The Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) of Taiwan, an R&D biotechnology body on the island, said that the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) led a delegation to Taiwan to attend Bio Taiwan ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46788.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TAITRA to Open Taiwan Trade Center in Cambodia at End of August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46789.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TTE to Start Shipments of Active-safety Parts to GM`s 25 Global Auto Plants This Year Tung Thih Electronic Co., Ltd. (TTE), an Original Equipment (OE) automotive-electronics supplier headquartered in Taiwan supplying international automakers, recently announced it will start delivering parking sensors, BL... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46791.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tigerair Taiwan Expected to Lift Off in October Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46792.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Two Money Supply Indicators on Downtrend in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46794.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 W Hotel Tops Taipei with June RevPAR of NT$8,277 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46795.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Acer Reports 43% MoM Revenue Increase in June 20124 Acer Inc., a major personal computer (PC) vendor based in Taiwan, recently reported consolidated revenue of NT$36.55 billion (US$1.22 billion) for June, up 43% from the previous month and a record monthly high this year,... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46777.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s ICT Overseas Production Proportion Hits Record High in June: MOEA Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46779.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Sovereign Rating Remains ‘A+’ for 2014: Fitch Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46781.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Subsidiaries Report Strong Sales Gains inChina in H1 2014 Strong new-car sales in China powered the Yulon Group, Taiwan`s largest automobile conglomerate, to strong gains in the world`s largest automobile market. Sales of Yulon`s LUXGEN cars in China grew by more than 80% in... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46782.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Worldwide Tablet Market Grows 11% in Q2, 2014: IDC Worldwide sales of tablets (slate and 2-in-1 tablets) grew 11.0% year over year (YoY) in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Although ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46783.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Wise Center Upgrades Operations in the Constant Pursuit of Excellence--Manufacturer strives to position itself in the high-end market segment By STEVE CHUANG Wise Center Appliance Precision Co., Ltd. has worked hard in recent edge to pull ahead of its competition by sharpening its operational efficiency and worker training, and by enhancing its product deve... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46766.html Steve Chuang / CENS Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Acer Overtakes ASUS as No. 4 in Q2 Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) PC Market Shipments of personal computers (PCs) in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market increased 2% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), but declined 10% year-on-year (YoY) in Q2, 2014 to reach 24.3 million units, according to Inter... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46769.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Ranks Globally 20th in PPP-based GDP in 2011: World Bank Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46771.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Garment Maker Makalot`s H1 Profits up 26.7% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46772.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s RMB Deposits Still Lag Expectation at end of June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46773.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 CIER Edges up Taiwan’s 2014 GDP Growth Forecast to 3.15% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46757.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Acer and Asus to Launch Multifunctional NBs to Take on Microsoft`s US$99 Models Microsoft Inc. of the U.S. plans to launch several new mobile devices at competitive prices by the year-end, including a tablet PC with Microsoft operating system (OS), and notebook PCs priced only US$99, and a notebook ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46760.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Large-sized TFT-LCD Prices Continue to Rise in July: WitsView The prices for large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels have risen in the past four months since April, and will continue to surge in July, including on average US$1 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46761.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Three Major Footwear Makers Report Promising H1 Results Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46764.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Asus` Q1 Lead in Business Desktop PC Continues in Taiwan Asustek Computer Inc., the vendor of "Asus" branded personal computers (PCs), had 30%-plus share in Taiwan`s business desktop PC market in Q1, 2014, maintaining its lead in the segment, according to IDC Taiwan. Asus h... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46748.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tablet PC Quarterly Shipments Fall for First Time in Q1, 2014: NPD DisplaySearch Global shipments of tablet PCs declined year-on-year (YoY) for the first time in the first quarter of 2014 to 56 million units; many brands reported weak tablet PC shipment results in the period due in part to delayed la... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46750.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Stricter Regulations Boost Taiwan’s Green Building Materials Industry--Island manufacturers jump onto the green-is-good bandwagon By KEN LIU Beginning on July 1 this year, nine types of institution—colleges, libraries, medical organizations, social welfare institutes, government offices, railway stations, civilian airports, mass rapid transit st... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46751.html Ken Liu / CENS