India's economy slows, stalling once thriving manufacturing

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Sev...

Why China's wealthy elite are losing faith in their country's future: William Stanton

While the world too often underestimates or overlooks Taiwan’s achievements, it also often underestimates China’s challenges, exaggerates its strengths, and forgets its weaknesses. Given t...

Asian shares mostly rise as market players weigh mix of data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as the week started with a mix of economic data for the region and the U.S. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in afternoon tr...

Stronger domestic investment moderating Taiwan's economic downturn: CDRI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's economic growth is predicted to continue to decline but at a slower pace thanks to stronger business investment, according to a report issued by the Commerce Develo...

Preferential tariffs between Taiwan, Paraguay to take effect

Preferential tariffs between Taiwan and Paraguay will officially go into effect Sept. 5, with Taiwan agreeing to remove or reduce tariffs on 31 categories of Paraguayan products, the Bureau of Foreign...

China's Belt and Road Initiative could put Earth on path to climate disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Researchers at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday (Sept. 2) released a grim report predicting that China's sprawling Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), could rai...

Taiwanese firm investment pledges may top NT$600 billion in September

The amount of investment in Taiwan pledged by Taiwanese firms is forecast to surpass the NT$600 billion (US$19.11 billion)-mark in September under a program launched at the beginning of this year to e...

TIER touts Taiwan as long-term regional fund-raising hub

Taipei 26 (CNA) Although there is no prospect of Taiwan replacing Hong Kong as the region's main financial hub anytime soon, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) Monday urged the gover...

Taiwan among countries to enjoy visa fee waivers in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thailand announced on Tuesday (Aug. 20) the extension of free visas on arrival for passport holders of 19 countries until April in 2020 in a bid to boost tourism amid a sl...

2019 marks investment spree in Taiwan: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 2019 marks the beginning of an explosive surge of investment in Taiwan, declared President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during a visit to a temple in central Taiwan Saturday (August...

Taiwan raises 2019 GDP growth forecast

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019, reflecting increased investment in Taiwan by local suppliers looking to steer clear of the trade dispute b...

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. ...

Singapore cuts GDP growth forecast amid US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the U.S.–China trade war expected to continue disrupting regional and global economic outlooks for 2019 and 2020, Singapore drastically cut its expected growth ...

Taiwan hikes Q2 economic growth to 2.41%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The economy likely grew by 2.41 percent during the second quarter, not by 1.78 percent as originally forecast, the government’s Directorate General of Budget, Accoun...

In Burundi, fears that next year's vote will be bloody again

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — It made history as the first country to quit the International Criminal Court. Then it kicked out the United Nations human rights office. Even as Burundi's vice president ass...