Taiwan's GDP growth rate leaped to top of Asia's 4 tigers in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan roared ahead of the rest of Asia's four tigers in 2019 with a growth rate of 2.73 percent. On Tuesday (Jan. 21), the Directorate General of Budget, Accountin...

Taiwan presidential candidates focus on economy, Anti-Infiltration Law live on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three rivals for next month’s presidential election focused on the economy and the government’s proposed Anti-Infiltration Act during their second round of...

Taiwan's 2020 economic growth same as 2019: Asian Development Bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to have the same economic growth rate in 2020 as 2019, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday (Dec. 11). See...

Taiwan economy tops Four Asian Tigers despite lowered forecast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Goldman Sachs has lowered its GDP growth forecast for the “Four Asian Tigers,” namely Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg. ...

Taiwan’s economic growth rates outperform South Korea: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen remarked on August 3 that the growth rates in Taiwan have exceeded 3 percent – recorded in the four quarters from the second half of 2017 thro...

ADB cuts Taiwan's 2016 economic growth forecast to 1.1%

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised downward its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth for this year to 1.1 percent, from 1.6 percent estimated in March, attributing t...

S&P sees Taiwan's 2016 GDP grow by weak 1.8%

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Standard & Poor's, a U.S.-based ratings agency, said Thursday that Taiwan's gross domestic product is expected to grow just 1.8 percent in 2016, lagging behind its Asian rivals Ho...

Back in presidential race, Soong vows to lead Taiwan out of woods

Undeterred by his failure in Taiwan's presidential elections in 2000 and 2012, James Soong, chairman of the People First Party, announced in August his third presidential bid and vowed, if elected, to...

TWSE, KRX sign MOU, focusing on ETF market expansion

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and its Korean counterpart -- the Korea Exchange (KRX) -- have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to forge closer cooperation, aiming ...

Taiwan lagging behind other Asian Tigers in credit card spending

The annual credit card spending in Taiwan has passed the NT$2 trillion mark but the average annual spending per card is still lower than in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea, according to the Na...

Full text of President Ma Ying-jeou's National Day address

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by President Ma Ying-jeou during the annual National Day ceremony in Taipei Saturday. The speech was given the title "Taiwan's Future: Sustainin...

Ma presents commemorative medals to ex-U.S. presidents' descendants

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday presented commemorative medals marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II to visiting descendants of former U.S. presidents Fra...

Lee emphasizes he was stating the historical truth of Taiwan

Former president Lee Teng-hui angered Kuomintang (KMT) when he told the Japanese magazine, Voice, during the interview that Taiwan was part of Japan 70 years ago so Taiwanese did not fight in China’s ...

President Ma says goals have been achieved to certain extent

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said in a media interview published Sunday that the goals he set when he took office seven years ago have been achieved to a certain extent. In an ...

Taiwan 2015-16 economic performance top among '4 tigers': IMF

Washington, April. 14 (CNA) Taiwan will outperform the three other "Asian tigers" in economic growth in 2015 and 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday. In its latest World E...