Fitch Upgrades Rating on Taiwan's Hua Nan Commercial Bank

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI, March 09 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has upgraded Taiwan-based Hua Nan Commercial Bank's (HNB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'A-' from 'BBB+' and its National Long-Term Rating to 'AA ... ( read original story ...)

Israel crushes Taiwan, now 2-0 at World Baseball Classic

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—Ryan Lavarnway hit a two-run homer in the third inning and Nate Freiman added a three-run shot in the ninth to help Israel beat Taiwan 15-7 Tuesday and improve to 2-0 in the World Baseball Classic. Israel’s batters chased Taiwan ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks fall, tracking Asian shares

TAIPEI, March 9 Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, tracking Asian shares while super-strong jobs data in the United States made an interest rate hike a near certainty. The main TAIEX index fell 0.9 percent to 9,665.45 as of 0208 GMT, after closing up 0.2 ... ( read original story ...)

Are Taiwan home prices headed for a fall this year?

While hot money has returned to Taiwan, it has not penetrated the country’s property sector, Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan said. However, he did note that an increasing number of Taiwanese businessmen are bringing capital back from the mainland to ... ( read original story ...)