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  • TAIPEI, Dec 22- Taiwan's export orders grew slower than expected in November, amid global uncertainties, and the island's economics ministry slightly trimmed its forecast for this year's total, which still should set a record. Still orders for information communication goods, the main driver for Taiwan's exports, posted a record monthly high of US $13.69...

  • Taiwan ruling party loses in local elections  Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Center at the University of Sydney, discusses concerns over the KMT's defeat and what it means for Taiwan-China relations.

  • TAIPEI, Nov 29- Taiwan's China- friendly ruling party lost a slew of traditional strongholds in local elections on Saturday, triggering the resignation of the island's premier and the cabinet. The worse-than-expected showing underlined the growing unpopularity of the government of President Ma Ying- jeou, which has been trying to forge closer ties with China.

  • TAIPEI, Nov 29- Taiwan's premier announced his resignation on Saturday after a candidate backed by the pro-independence opposition party was elected as the next mayor of Taipei, ending the ruling Kuomintang's 16- year hold on the capital. In Taipei, independent candidate Ko Wen- je, a 55- year-old trauma surgeon, defeated the KMT's Sean Lien, the son of a wealthy...

  • SUVA, Nov 19- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pledged a multi-million dollar line of credit for Fiji's struggling sugar industry, once worked by thousands of indentured labourers from India under appalling conditions. India will provide a $70 million line of credit to build a co-generation power plant at a sugar mill, Modi said in an address...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...

  • Why family firms matter to emerging economies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Family-run firms constitute up to 90 percent of the world’s economy and it’s in developing and emerging countries where they are most important.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 31- Taiwan's president said in remarks published on Friday that the island needed the United States to help it develop an indigenous submarine programme. "We are still discussing this issue with the United States," President Ma Ying- jeou told The New York Times, reaffirming Taiwan's commitment to construct diesel-electric submarines to replace...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 27- Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to build its own submarines, with an initial design to be completed by the year-end, after lengthy delays in getting eight vessels under a 2001 U.S. defence deal and as China's navy expands rapidly. While major obstacles remain, such as overcoming significant technical challenges and what would almost certainly be...

  • South China Sea: Lots of oil, lots of uncertainty Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Oct 9- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said on Thursday it had resolved a strike by about 1,000 workers at one of its factories in China, and that production from the plant was unaffected. Hon Hai, also known by its trading name Foxconn Technology Group, said the workers at its Chongqing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders cited terms of GT Advanced's deal with Apple that involved building an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders, however, attribute GT Advanced's apparent cash-flow problems to the...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 7- Taiwan's September exports expanded only half as much as expected, data showed on Tuesday, as weakness in some industrial sectors and stagnant demand from the euro zone offset the dividends from new product launches by Apple Inc. Exports in September grew 4.70 percent from a year earlier, the island's Ministry of Finance said, versus expectations...

  • HK protests could last for another 1-2 weeks: Pro  Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    Willy Lam, Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses how long the protests could continue and explains what the event means for Taiwan.

  • Why the new iPhone won't boost the US GDP Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Tony Zhan holds up his new iPhone 6 Plus after it went on sale at the Apple store in Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014.

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus won't boost the economy despite the rush to buy it, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • *Taiwan gov't investigating phones' data transmission to China. The government began performing independent tests on Xiaomi phones after reports in recent months that some models automatically send user data back to the firm's servers in mainland China, Gin-Shian Lou, a director at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, said on Wednesday.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • SHANGHAI/ DONGGUAN, Sept 11- About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.

  • SEOUL/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- Apple Inc may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs.