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  • Taiwan: Party's not over for the KMT   Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 8:37 PM ET
    Taiwan: Why the party's not over for KMT party

    Michael Boyden, Managing Director of Taiwan Asia Strategy Consulting, says although the ruling nationalist KMT party faced a heavy defeat at local elections, "it wasn't total annihilation."

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

    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...

  • 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.

  • HK protests could last for another 1-2 weeks: Pro

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

  • 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.

  • Place your bets in these 2 Asian markets   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:18 PM ET
    Place your bets in these 2 Asian markets

    Kunal Ghosh, Emerging Market Portfolio Manager of Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that will drive the stock markets in India and Taiwan.

  • Hackers target this Asian country the most   Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:12 PM ET
    Cyber hackers target this Asian country the most

    Research reveals that Taiwan is one of the most heavily targeted Asian countries for hackers. Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro, explains why.

  • Watch out for tech stocks in these Asian markets   Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 PM ET
    Watch out for tech stocks in these Asian markets

    Andrew Sullivan, Head of Sales Trading, Hong Kong, Espirito Santo, says South Korean and Taiwanese technology stocks look attractive amid a pickup in the sector.

  • IPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.

  • Remain cautious on Acer shares: Expert   Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:10 PM ET
    Have a cautious stance on Acer shares: Expert

    With the absence of a supercycle in the PC industry, robust growth in earnings will be unlikely for Acer moving ahead, says Vincent Chen, Head of Greater China Technology Research at Yuanta.

  • Taiwanese protest trade deal with China   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:42 AM ET
    The concerns surrounding China-Taiwan trade deal

    Taiwanese protesters are worried that a trade deal will hurt businesses and increase political influence from Beijing, says Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong.

  • Study: Millionaires grow in number and wealth Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The number of millionaires worldwide grew by nearly 2 million last year and the group grew nearly 14 percent richer, a study said.

  • MSCI's review is 'unbelievable': Asianomics   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:16 PM ET
    Should Korea, Taiwan be upgraded to DM status?

    Jim Walker, Founder & Managing Director at Asianomics, explains why he doesn't agree with MSCI's decision to leave South Korea and Taiwan out of its developed market index.

  • MSCI: Why we didn't upgrade Korea & Taiwan   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    MSCI: What Korea, Taiwan lacks for a DM upgrade

    Chin-Ping Chia, MD & Head of Research, Asia Pacific, MSCI, pinpoints currency convertibility and downstream operation issues as reasons why Korea and Taiwan weren't added to its developed market index.