Taipei stock market suffers record one-day plunge amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s stock market index recorded its steepest one-day fall Thursday (Jan. 30), losing almost 700 points, or 5.75 percent, to close at 11,421.74 points as investo...

Total take-home pay up in Taiwan but regular wages stagnant

Taiwan's workers saw their total earnings adjusted for inflation rise in the first 11 months of 2019 from a year earlier despite real wages remaining at a level seen in 2003, according to figures ...

Taiwan's Hiring outlook improves for Q1 2020: survey

The hiring outlook among local businesses improved for the first quarter of next year, according to the 1111 online job bank, as more and more Taiwanese companies operating overseas are investing at h...

Taiwan exports end 2-month falling streak in November

Taiwan's exports rose more than 3 percent from a year earlier in November, breaking a two-month downward streak, as Taiwanese companies raised their local production in a bid to avoid the impact o...

Taiwan's export orders down for 12th straight month in October

As global trade disputes have continued to affect demand, Taiwan, an export-oriented economy, saw its export orders falling year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month in October, the Ministry of Econ...

Taiwan Hon Hai reports highest-ever October sales

On the back of the debut of the latest smartphones from Apple Inc., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., one of the most important iPhone assemblers, reported Tuesday that sales hit the highest level ever ...

Former III, HP Taiwan chairman leaps to his death from Taipei building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III) and Hewlett Packard (HP) Taiwan, was found dead on Thursday morning (Oct. 31) after having apparently c...

Taiwan premier recommends using robots to fight fires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the deaths of two young firefighters at an illegal factory, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (October 4) recommended the use of robots to help out in dangerous...

Taiwan exports up 2.6% year-on-year in August

Taiwan's exports rose by more than 2 percent from a year earlier in August, reversing a 0.5 percent decline seen a month earlier, largely on the back of the peak-season effects in the global elect...

Taiwan's Filipino community calls for safer environment for workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Filipino community on Saturday (Aug. 31) called on factories to provide better safety to workers after a Filipina migrant worker died from a chemical spill at an e...

Netizens blame poor safety for death of Filipina from acid spill at Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Thursday (Aug. 29) that a Filipina migrant worker had died from a chemical spill at an electronics factory in Miaoli County, netizens have expressed grief f...

Filipina worker dies in chemical accident at Taiwan factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Filipina employee died after her legs were spattered with hydrofluoric acid while working at a factory in Miaoli County, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (Augus...

Over 50 major manufacturers mull shifting production away from China: Nikkei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the U.S.-China trade war at a stalemate, more than 50 major global enterprises, including Apple Inc., are weighing whether to shift their production sites away from C...

Taipei's export orders down year-on-year for 3rd straight month in January

Taiwan continued to feel the pinch of weakening global demand, reporting the third consecutive month of year-on-year decline in export orders in January, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said F...

Taiwan manufacturing industry growth projected to slow in 2019: TIER

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) revised its growth forecast for Taiwan in 2019 downward to 2.12 percent, in a report released Thursday on the prospects fo...