Singapore PM: Taiwan citizens peaceful but pessimistic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Sunday (Nov. 10) said at the People's Action Party Assembly that Taiwanese are losing faith in the idea that "...

Taiwan small and medium enterprises see steady growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a document disclosed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Tuesday (Nov. 5), small and medium enterprises in Taiwan are said to have shown steady growth in 2019, while...

Taiwan's economic growth surges past Japan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's economic growth exceeded that of regional rivals Japan and South Korea in the first nine months of this year, thanks to relatively stronger export numbers and...

Taiwan's average regular wage rises 2.22% in August

The average regular wage in Taiwan rose 2.22 percent from a year earlier in August, after a revised 2.49 percent year-on-year increase in July, indicating the local labor market has seen some impact f...

Taiwan’s economic outlook may not be so rosy in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sluggish economy can be expected for Taiwan in the coming year, said the island’s leading business tycoons on Monday (Oct. 7). Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵), president of...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

How the Hong Kong crisis could boost Taiwan’s economy

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Here in Kaohsiung, most people are spending the weekend sheltering indoors from the torrential rain that has deluged the city for most of the past week. In Hong Kong...

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. ...

Far from a threat, US-China trade war a real opportunity for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The drop in Taiwan’s currency value has received much international media coverage the past few days with many outlets deciding that the ongoing trade war between the USA...

Taiwan's economic growth rate claws to top of Asia's 4 tigers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Financial information firm IHS Markit predicts that Taiwan's economic growth rate will lead the pack among Asia's four tigers, for the first time in more than 10 years....

Han blames 3 presidents with law degrees for 'crippling' Taiwan's economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a speech in Los Angeles on Sunday (April 14) claimed that Taiwan's economy has deteriorated under the rule of Taiwan's three mos...

Confidence in Taiwan economy improves in March

Local confidence in Taiwan's economy improved for a second consecutive month in March as optimism over a possible resolution of the U.S.-China trade war offset concerns over disappointing economic...

Taiwan’s 2018 unemployment rate lowest in 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s annual rate of unemployment for 2018 of 3.71 percent was the lowest the nation has seen in 18 years, reported CNA. The Directorate General of Budget, Acc...

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...

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...