China welcomes Sao Tome's split with Taiwan

Taiwan, stung by the loss of one of its few allies, accused Beijing of taking advantage of the small West African nation's financial woes to impose its "one China" policy and said the move would destabilise already tense cross-strait relations. Tensions ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan loses another ally

The small West African state of Sao Tome breaks off diplomatic ties with Taiwan, a move that China is welcoming. Taiwan now has only two allies left in Africa. Eve Johnson reports. ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks weaker ahead of orders data, cenbank rate meet

The electronics subindex dropped 0.7 percent, while the financials subindex lost 0.7 percent. Taiwan is due to issue its November export orders on Tuesday, an indicator of actual exports 2-3 months ahead. A Reuters poll forecast orders last month to have ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks head for third session of falls on Fed rate hike

The electronics subindex slipped as much as 0.3 percent, while the financials subindex gained up to 0.6 percent. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world's top contract chip maker, dipped as much as 1 percent. Cathay Financial Holding ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan eyes Trump's China policy with mix of hope and fear

TAIPEI, Taiwan — As Taiwan becomes a contentious issue between China and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Taiwanese are hoping it will lead to closer ties with Washington but are wary of becoming a bargaining chip between the world's two largest economies. ( read original story ...)

Weekends at last: Taiwan workers to get 2 days off a week

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Since Taiwan industrialized in the 1960s, its workers have strived to do whatever their employers asked, including putting in free overtime, out of fear of being replaced. "We wanted to contribute to our company, and in return, we want ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks fall ahead of Fed decision; financials down

TAIPEI Dec 14 Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday as investors ... The electronics subindex rose 0.2 percent, while the financials subindex lost 1.1 percent. Cathay, the parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer, shed nearly 2 percent. ( read original story ...)