A woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building and a man has been found trapped inside, more than 48 hours after an earthquake struck Tainan.» Read More
TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said some silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where an earthquake hit early on Saturday, but that first-quarter shipments would be unaffected. The world's largest contract chipmaker has production facilities in Tainan city, around 315 km south of the capital...
OSAKA, Japan, Feb 5- Foxconn should be able to reach a deal to acquire Sharp Corp over the next two to three weeks, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points at a meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou said. Foxconn, known formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, has officially been given preferred negotiating rights, he told reporters.
TAIPEI, Feb 5- Taiwan's banks are facing losses of millions or possibly billions of dollars from customer defaults on a popular derivative product- falling victim to the unexpected slide in China's currency. The island's financial regulator is scrambling to get a grip on the issue after China surprised global markets in August by devaluing the yuan.
TOKYO, Feb 4- Sharp Corp has chosen Taiwan's Foxconn as its preferred bidder in takeover talks, sources with knowledge of the decision said- paving the way for the biggest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan's insulated tech sector. That was more than double the amount proposed by a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan.
*Hon Hai offered to invest around 700 bln yen- source. TOKYO, Feb 4- Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp has decided to give Taiwan's Foxconn preferred negotiating rights in takeover talks, choosing its more generous offer over a rescue plan from a Japanese state-backed fund, sources with knowledge of the decision said. A Sharp executive plans to go to Taiwan...
Cross-straits tensions between China and Taiwan are developing into an international drama, starring a 16-year-old Korean pop singer.
Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party says it is keen to maintain the status quo. The reality is far more complex.
China will continue to command the markets' attention this week, with key economic data due this week.
Steven Pan, chairman of FIH Regent Group and YPO member, says both Taiwan's new government and China will have to adjust to each other, but eventually we shall see closer ties.
Taimur Baig, Asia chief economist at Deutsche Bank, discusses China's multiple headwinds including cross-straits relations with Taiwan.
Joelian Tseng, head of research at Credit Agricole Securities, explains Taiwan markets movements today and the country's economic outlook.
Michael Lin, president of the Taiwan Stock Exchange. discusses volatility in the stock market and Taiwan's new female president Tsai Ing-wen.
Taiwan election's big surprise were the new and young legislators representing the country now, says Syaru Shirley Lin, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Tsai Ing-wen has won Taiwan’s presidential election, with Rupert Hammond-Chambers, managing director at Bower Group Asia.
Taiwanese government efforts towards independence would be a "poison" that would cause Taiwan to perish, Chinese state-run media has said.
A 16-year-old Taiwan singer inadvertently shot to the top of Taiwan's election agenda after she publicly apologized for holding a Taiwan flag.
Besides the territory's relationship with China, there other topics Taiwan voters are focused on: trade, identity and, err, pork.
Even if the Democratic Progressive Party wins, the economy will drive all parties to keep things calm in the short term.
Jamie Lin, founding partner at AppWorks Venture, explains how to invest in Taiwan's start-up scene and the need for economic diversification.
The U.S. is hoping that the new Taiwan president will be able to manage cross-strait relations with China and vice versa, says William Stanton, director of the Center for Asia Policy at National Tsing Hua University.