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S&P Global Ratings upgrades Taiwan economy to AA+

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s long-term issuer credit rating was raised to AA+ from AA by S&P Global Ratings on Friday (April 29), while its outlook was assessed as stable. Last Ap...

Taiwan firms in China hub make uneven restart from COVID curbs

Taiwan firms making chip and electronic components reported a mixed picture on Wednesday on work resumption in the eastern Chinese city of Kunshan after COVID-19 curbs, with some warning deliveries wo...

Taiwan to maintain market share as chip shortage lasts through 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s share of the global semiconductor manufacturing industry is predicted to remain constant over the coming years, as a supply shortage for the critical techno...

Academia Sinica estimates Taiwan's GDP will grow 3.85% next year, warns of inflation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Economic Research Institute of Academia Sinica released its latest economic forecast on Wednesday (Dec. 22), estimating Taiwan’s GDP growth rate will reach 6.04%...

Taiwan needs a capitalist party

Taiwanese voters declined in a referendum to ban a gross-sounding pork additive in a move that will supposedly maintain good trade relations with America. They also rejected other ballot measures, inc...

Think tank takes temperature of Taiwan’s manufacturing sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Economic Research Institute (TERI), an economic think tank, has commented on the macroeconomic trends affecting the wider world and the outlook for Taiwan’s m...

Taiwan talks chips, Chinese 'coercion' in US meeting

TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Taiwan and the United States discussed chip shortages and how to respond to China's economic "coercion" during the second session of an economic dialogue launc...

Taiwan talks chips, Chinese 'coercion' in U.S. meeting

TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Taiwan and the United States discussed chip shortages and how to respond to China's economic "coercion" during the second session of an economic dialogue launc...

Taiwan celebrates 30 years in APEC by donating US$1.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is marking 30 years in the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) by donating US$1.5 million (NT$41.69 million) to the regional trade organization. The Asia-Paci...

Malaysia's help needed to ease global chip shortage, Taiwan says

TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Malaysia's help is needed to resolve the global shortage of auto semiconductors, especially when it comes to packaging, a sector affected by the country's COVID-19 cu...

Taiwan questions China's suitability for Pacific trade pact, fears 'obstruction'

TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - China's restrictive practices present fundamental problems for its application to join a major pan-Pacific free trade pact, and if it joins before Taiwan there is a risk ...

Taiwan economy likely to grow above 6% this year, finance minister says

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s economy is likely to grow more than 6% this year, Finance Minister Su Jain-rong said on Wednesday, offering a forecast slightly more optimistic than the central bank&...

Taiwan rated world's 4th-best investment destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the fourth-best investment destination in the world, with a rise to third place likely in the coming years, according to the latest United S...

Foreign banks optimistic about Taiwan economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French bank Natixis and Singapore’s DBS Bank both presented optimistic forecasts for Taiwan’s economy in 2021 despite COVID-19, reports said Friday (July 30). ...

Taiwan’s economy sees strongest month of growth in 33 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's economy flashed a red light for the third consecutive month in April, reaching its highest level of growth in 33 years, according to the National Development C...