Number of Taiwanese billionaires rises to 40, including 1 woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of billionaires in Taiwan increased from 35 to 40 last year and now also includes a woman, according to an annual survey by PwC and Swiss bank UBS. While the...

Taiwan mulls tax exemption for book publishers to save brick-and-mortar bookstores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering a business tax exemption for the publishing industry as its latest measure to save brick-and-mortar bookstores on the island. Mi...

Taiwan hosts international corporate sustainability dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), British Office Taipei, Center for Corporate Sustainability, and Taishin Financial Holdings jointly hosted the 5th Roun...

TSMC only Taiwanese company in PwC Top 100 for market capitalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), is the only Taiwanese company in the global top 100 corporations by market cap...

To imagine the '5G' future, revisit our recent wireless past

NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile industry is cranking up its hype machine for sleek new "5G" networks that it says will make your phone and everything else faster and wonderful. If you believe the marketing...

Liz Weston: Can your employer cure your money woes?

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt. Companies including insurer Aetna and acc...

Employee? Independent contractor? How to keep it legal

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who want to use independent contractors need to be sure these workers really aren't employees. Federal and state government agencies are on the ...

AmCham Taipei: businesses less confident in Taiwan’s economy for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Results from the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei’s 2019 Business Climate Survey reveal companies are less confident in Taiwan’s economic outloo...

Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benef...

White officer indicted for murder in killing of black man

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County court records show that a white former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of her black unarmed neighbor when she says she mistakenly...

Taiwan's industry has entered era of socially responsible investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Global Corporate Sustainability Forum held in Taipei this week (Nov. 22-23), the Secretary General of the Taiwan Academy of Corporate Sustainability, Yung-Shuen She...

Taiwan 29th easiest place to pay tax: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan was ranked the 29th easiest location for a company to pay tax, according to a recent study by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Bank Group...

Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent

NEW YORK (AP) — When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don't just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees. Some of the industrie...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities that are expected to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation ...

Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation...