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Taiwan's manufacturing index surges to new high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's manufacturing continues to flourish and the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) soared to a new high in April, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Researc...

Taiwan's manufacturing activity remains in expansion mode

Manufacturing activity in Taiwan expanded in March for the ninth consecutive month, with the seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) remaining at the high level of over 60 for the fif...

New Economist Intelligence Unit report looks at the intersection of technology, crime and illicit trade

The report focuses on three technologies—encryption, blockchain and 3D printing—and how they benefit criminals and law enforcementThe tension this creates can be resolved on the enforcement side with ...

New Economist Intelligence Unit report looks at the intersection of technology, crime and illicit trade

The report focuses on three technologies—encryption, blockchain and 3D printing—and how they benefit criminals and law enforcementThe tension this creates can be resolved on the enforcement side with ...

China manufacturing weakens for third month in February

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined, according to two surveys released Monday. A monthly purchasi...

Asian shares rise after vaccine maker boosts Europe supplies

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after coronavirus vaccine maker AstraZeneca agreed to increase supplies to Europe amid rising worries about the disease. Shanghai, Toky...

Asian shares rise after vaccine maker boosts Europe supplies

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Monday after coronavirus vaccine maker AstraZeneca agreed to increase supplies to Europe amid rising worries about the disease. Tokyo, Hong ...

China’s manufacturing, services sectors weaken in January

BEIJING (AP) — An official indicator of China’s manufacturing activity weakened for a second consecutive month in January, following outbreaks of domestic COVID-19 cases that affected the operations o...

China's manufacturing recovery weakens in December

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity improved in December but at its weakest rate in three months as the economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic while its trading partners struggled w...

Taiwan’s rapid PMI growth suggests complete economic recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has continued to grow for six straight months, indicating a complete recovery of the economy could be imminent, a lea...

Asian stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Japan reported weaker than expected export data...

Asian shares mixed despite fresh records on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday on renewed caution despite a record high finish on Wall Street last week driven by hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. ...

Taiwan sees biggest manufacturing expansion in more than 2 years

Taiwan's manufacturing sector in October recorded the biggest expansion in more than two years, as the electricity/electric equipment and basic raw material industries climbed out of a recent slum...

Asian shares boosted by stronger China factory data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday buoyed by further signs of recovery in China's manufacturing sector. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4% to 23,303.42 in mo...

More consumer education and collaboration needed, argues new Economist Intelligence Unit study on the impact of covid-19 on illicit trade

There will be at least five lasting effects from the pandemic, including rising demand for certain categories of illicit goods and an exacerbation of the e-commerce problem. Those effects can be addr...