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 ...)

As Trump riles China, Taiwan tallies defense costs

TAIPEI Before getting too carried away with Taiwan's elevated status under a Donald Trump presidency, President Tsai Ing-wen might want to check her bank balance. Trump's suggestion that the "one China" principle – that Taiwan is a part of China – was ... ( read original story ...)

Mobile Taiwan: A Look at a Highly Mobile Market

According to eMarketer's estimates, 73.4% of Taiwan's population use smartphones. Even in mobile-dominant APAC, that tops the list. The closest APAC markets are Singapore, at 71.8%, and South Korea, at 70.4%. By comparison, the US rate is 63.9% and China ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks fall as Fed hints at more hikes; tech shares down

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) led technology heavyweights lower and dragged down the electronics subindex by 0.5 percent. TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, shed 1.3 percent. The financials subindex gained 0.4 percent. The Taiwan ... ( read original story ...)

Chunghwa Telecom Announces Chairman and CEO Change

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chunghwa Telecom today announced that Mr. Yu Cheng will take over the roles as Chairman and CEO of the Company, succeeding Dr. Lih-Shyng Tsai, effective December 15, 2016. Chairman Cheng has extensive ... ( read original story ...)

39 Taiwanese arrested in Spain for involvement in telecom fraud

Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) Thirty-nine Taiwanese nationals were confirmed as of Thursday morning to have been arrested for their involvement in telecom fraud in Spain, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). News reports said Spanish police raided ... ( 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 ...)

Taiwan Philharmonic comes to America

The Taiwan Philharmonic, which happened to make its U.S. debut Monday night at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, did not come to America to compete with Mainland China. It was, after all, just a coincidence that last Monday the China Philharmonic ... ( read original story ...)