Taiwan unlikely to follow South Korea, US in dropping interest rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s central bank is not expected to lower interest rates despite precedents set by other countries, and it expects improved growth in the second half of the year. ...

CSX and Nu Skin fall while Abbott and Cintas rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: CSX Corp., down $8.17 to $71.38 The freight railroad cut its revenue outlook for the...

Taiwan to surpass S. Korea as largest semiconductor making market in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is set to surpass South Korea as the largest and fastest-growing semiconductor manufacturing equipment market in the world with a growth rate of 21.1 percent this year, ...

South Korea reports illegal exports amid trade row with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has reported 156 incidents of illegally exporting strategic materials, some of which could be used to produce chemical weapons, in a report from the country&rs...

Japan-S. Korea relations continue to deteriorate over Tokyo's export restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan is looking to curb the export of materials vital to South Korean chipmakers, potentially causing a supply crisis for Korean tech giants. Japan has announced new restri...

Taiwan startups secure deals worth over US$20 million at Singapore trade show

Taiwan companies secured orders worth NT$640 million (US$20.5 million) at Innovfest Unbound in Singapore, spotlighting the success of government efforts to promote emerging enterprises, the Ministry o...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company victim of fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An erroneous report in a Korean publication claimed that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, 台積電) had lost out on an order for graphics processing units (GPU). ...

Taiwan's economics ministry approves three firms' investments

The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Thursday that it has approved applications from Hannstar Display Corp. and two unnamed firms to invest in Taiwan under a plan launched by the government to encour...

South Korea to take measures against Japan’s export restrictions, including appealing to WTO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The South Korea government announced that it is working on countermeasures, including but not limited to a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Japan’s export...

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...

Japan says curbs on exports to SKorea due to broken pledge

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan cannot give South Korean exports preferential treatment because the country is not abiding by an agreement regarding wartime issues that Japan insists...

Japan cites security concerns in curbing exports to SKorea

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has defended its decision to impose export restrictions on South Korea, citing national security concerns and its obligation as part of the international community to keep tabs on s...

Taiwan chipmakers set to benefit from Japanese export ban targeting South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s semiconductor manufacturers are poised to benefit from the ban imposed by Japan on exports to South Korea that target chip companies. On Monday (July 1),...

TSMC completes ex-dividend rebound in just 6 trading days

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, moved sharply higher Monday to return to the level the stock was at before going ex-dividend on Jun...

Taiwan to benefit from US-China trade truce: think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will benefit from the U.S.-China trade truce agreed upon by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, according to a Taipei-based think-tank. Wa...