Fitch: Taiwan Banks Well-Positioned for Challenges

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI/SINGAPORE, December 11 (Fitch) Taiwan's banks face many of the challenges that are weighing on the outlook for financial institutions across much of Asia, including low interest rates and ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan's 4G users top 17 million

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) There are more than 17 million 4G service users in Taiwan, indicating that a majority of local consumers have adopted the technology, according to the results of a survey released Friday. The survey, conducted by the Institute for ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks edge up amid profit-booking

The electronics subindex sank 0.1 percent, while the financials subindex gained 0.1 percent. Among actively traded shares, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co was down 0.3 percent ahead of its November sales data due after market hours. The world's ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks rise on upbeat export data, overseas gains

Taiwan's exports grew at a better-than-expected pace last ... The electronics subindex rose 1.1 percent, while the financials subindex gained 0.9 percent. Hon Hai Precison, which goes by the trade name Foxconn, gained 1.8 percent. The company said on ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan Feels Forgotten. But Not by Trump.

told The Financial Times. “With this kind of move, Trump is setting a foundation of enduring mistrust and strategic competition for U.S.-China relations.” The United States maintains a careful balancing act in its relations with Taiwan. Beijing views ... ( read original story ...)

Trump and Taiwan: A little more ambiguity, please

For example, there is no embassy of Taiwan in Ottawa, and no Canadian embassy in Taipei. But the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ottawa functions like an embassy, though its ambassador must call himself a “representative,” not an ambassador. ( read original story ...)

Taiwan market: Oppo launches R9s

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched its R9s smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the mid-range segment with a price tag of NT$14,990 (US$473) unlocked. The Oppo R9s comes with a 5.5-inch 1080 by 1920 pixels AMOLED display, Qualcomm octa ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan, Philippines to boost cooperation in science, technology

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines held a meeting under their Joint Science and Technology Commission in Taipei Friday, in an effort to boost cooperation in natural disaster prevention and personnel exchanges, officials said. During the fifth ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei Calling

Thirty-seven years is a long time to wait for a phone call. That’s how it must have felt to the Taiwanese people when their president, Tsai Ing-wen, had a 10-minute talk with Donald Trump on December 2—the first direct conversation between a Taiwanese ... ( read original story ...)

Bob Dole's role in Trump's Taiwan call

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's most provocative foreign policy move since winning the presidency played out against the backdrop of a quintessential Washington activity: lobbying. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and a former Senate ... ( read original story ...)