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Taiwan's 2019 GDP growth forecast to drop further to 2.06 percent

Taipei (CNA) - The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) further trimmed its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth rate in 2019 to 2.06 percent Wednesday, down by 0.09 percentage poin...

Taiwan to benefit from US-China trade truce: think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will benefit from the U.S.-China trade truce agreed upon by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, according to a Taipei-based think-tank. Wa...

Fresh U.S. tariffs will hurt China-based Taiwanese firms: think tank

Taiwanese companies in China that manufacture telecommunications devices and computers are likely to be hit hard in the escalating trade war between the United States and China, as such products are t...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by the ramblings of KMT-darling Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). His hair-brained scheme to create a “free...

Taiwan should handle Chinese investment on case-by-case basis: expert

Taiwan should deal with investment from China on a case-by-case basis because Chinese enterprises have adopted a wide range of approaches to doing business in other countries, an expert suggested Sund...

60% of foreigners working Taiwan's tech industry are Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At over 60 percent, Filipino workers comprise the majority of foreign workers in Taiwan's electronics and technology industry, and many Taiwanese companies are shifting pro...

CIER cuts Taiwan 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.15 percent

The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) on Wednesday trimmed its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth rate for 2019 to 2.15 percent, down from 2.18 percent in December. As with ...

New Economic Immigration Act in Taiwan will boost domestic economy: CIER

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A draft bill aimed at attracting foreign nationals to fill the workforce gap in Taiwan is likely to create more job opportunities, raise real wages and boost the domestic GDP, research...

Taiwan cuts 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.27%

The government's statistics bureau on Wednesday lowered its forecast for Taiwan's 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 2.27 percent, citing growing uncertainties over global economic gr...

Co-founder of Heritage Foundation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Edwin J. Feulner Jr., is visiting Taiwan from Tuesday to Thursday, and will attend an event that celebrates Taiwan as attaining ...

Taiwan’s year of reversal

TAIPEI (East Asia Forum) -- In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan (翻), which has multiple meanings depending ...

Pork ban an obstacle to potential Taiwan-US trade deal: academics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taiwan’s envoy to APEC Morris Chang (張忠謀) raised the idea of a free trade agreement with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 17, two academics told CNA a po...

Taiwan expected to report 8th straight month of export growth

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Saturday that Taiwan is expected to report a year-on-year increase in exports for an eighth consecutive month in October because of solid global...

Taiwan’s CIER calls for domestic demand stimulus to combat trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research’s (CIER, 中華經濟研究院) most recent forecast predicts Taiwan’s GDP growth to taper off in 2019 due to the U.S.-China ...

New U.S. tariffs big threat to Taiwan businesses in China: experts

Taiwanese businesses operating in China will be badly hurt by the trade skirmish between the United Statesand China next year when their orders are likely to gradually shift to other countries, expert...