Analyst: 9 predictions for China in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2019 marks several milestones for China, namely the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the 40th year of official relations with the U.S., and the 30th ...

Response from William Stanton to former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Mr. Kevin Rudd’s only factual objection to my commentary is to my statement that he is “reportedly now on the boards of several major Chinese state-owned corporations.” I qualified m...

Komen Semasa 「Taiwan – Amerika Syarikat Sekeluarga」Itulah sejarah dan juga masa depan

「Taiwan – Amerika Syarikat Sekeluarga」merupakan masa depan Taiwan. Setelah 40 tahun melaksanakan 「Akta Hubungan Taiwan」, hubungan antara Taiwan dan Amerika Syarikat telah melebihi hubungan diplo...

Taiwan's average regular wage rises over 2% for 12th straight month

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) The average regular wage rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier in November, the 12th consecutive month as the economy continues to improve from a year earlier in 2018, acc...

How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring. ...

Vietnam benefiting from US-China Trade War with increased FDI: Reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to recent data from the Vietnamese government, foreign direct investment in the country increased by 9.1 percent over the past year, making Vietnam one of the mo...

Taiwan executives hold conference on annual budget surplus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Executive Yuan convened a press conference on Jan. 8 to discuss plans for this year’s annual budget surplus. Minister of Finance Su Jain-rong (蘇建榮) was asked ...

Taiwan building ties with India to shake off dependence on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan External Trade Development Council Chairman James Huang (黃志芳) has said India is the “jewel” in Taiwan’s new economic strategy, according to Financ...

Romania: tax chief fired amid concerns about budget deficit

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has fired the head of the country's tax agency amid concerns about the European country's spiraling budget deficit. Premier Viorica...

Brexit, tariffs, populism could buffet Europe in 2019

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — 2019 is set to be a year of major change for Europe, with big decisions that will affect the continent's economy. Britain is due to leave the European Union...

Taiwan economy faces 3 risks in 2019: analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute (元大寶華綜經院) and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台灣經濟研究院) believe Taiwan’s biggest economic challenges in 2019 are th...

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 ...

Italy's contentious budget wins government's confidence vote

ROME (AP) — The lower chamber of the Italian Parliament has approved a 2019 national budget that includes funding to realize campaign promises made by leaders of Italy's populist government. ...

Italy's premier says budget deal wasn't dictated by EU

ROME (AP) — Italy's premier has denied that the country's new budget was dictated by the European Commission, saying that he held firm on key points including a basic income for job-seekers and rollba...

China anticipates GDP growth rate of 6.4% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing released a report forecasting 6.4 percent growth of GDP in 2019 for China’s massive economy. The 6.4 percent gro...