Taiwan’s New Central Bank Chief Eyes Blockchain Boost

Taiwan's central bank is promising to explore how blockchain technology might help improve its operations. In a rather brief speech at his inauguration ceremony Monday, Yang Chin-long, the new governor of Taiwan's central bank, said his agency will seek ... ( read original story ...)

Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Across Taiwan’s major cities, consumers are in a near panic over a shortage of one of modern life’s basic necessities: toilet paper. From Taipei in the north to Tainan in the south, retailers are having difficulty keeping it on their ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Taipei (AFP) - Protesters including senior military veterans ... "Within the limits the state finance allows ... we hope to offer the best solution," it added. Taiwan's pension schemes vary for different occupations and public sector retirees typically ... ( read original story ...)

A Good Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan and coffee haven’t always been closely linked in people’s minds. After all, this is the country that invented bubble tea. Yes, exactly. That gooey, mysterious tea-beverage with small tapioca balls orbiting around. But today, Taiwan, and ... ( read original story ...)

Deutsche Bank to bolster balance sheet with funds IPO

Taiwan and Singapore. DWS had 3,800 staff managing €700-billion worldwide at the end of 2017. Deutsche Bank is global coordinator on the IPO, while Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, ING, Morgan Stanley, UBS and UniCredit are bookrunners. ( read original story ...)

Why Taiwan will retain its allure despite the quake

A picture, taken during their lifetime, showed the two with a broad smile enjoying their retirement in Taiwan. They had the profile of a major group of Hong Kong people who buy property in the island. Housing and living costs are substantially lower in ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan tech firms to showcase innovations at MWC

VR technology is among the major themes at the 2018 MWC ... Joining the list of Taiwanese participants at the MWC, Chunghwa Telecom Co., one of Taiwan's leading telecom operators, will demonstrate its achievements in 5G development. According to market ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan toilet paper panic: why is island caught short?

Taiwan retailers have seen a rush on toilet paper over the weekend, as word spread of an imminent sharp price rise. Shoppers used social media to post pictures of empty shelves where the product would usually be. Manufacturers have written to retailers ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom banks on AI and Southeast Asia

Taipei -- Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom, the island's biggest telecom operator and internet provider, aims to expand new service business related to artificial intelligence to revenues of $100 million in less than three years, while it continues to boost its ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei metro publishes standard earthquake response protocol

... Taipei. No casualties or property damage were reported. This is the latest in a series of earthquakes that have shaken eastern Taiwan, including a magnitude 6 temblor that hit the coast of Hualien County on Feb. 6, killing 17 people and injuring 285. ( read original story ...)

Taiwan shares end below 6-month moving average of 10,682 points

In the financial sector, shares in Fubon Financial Holding Co. lost ... Foreign institutional investors sold a net NT$5.95 billion worth of shares on the main board, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). Cathay Securities Corp. said as long ... ( read original story ...)