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  • Taiwan's election: These are the names to know Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:58 PM ET
    A man watches the second and final debate of the three presidential candidates (L-R) Eric Chu of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), James Soong, of the People First Party (PFP) and Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from television sets at a local store in Xindian district, the New Taipei City on January 2, 2016.

    Taiwan is heading to the polls for a closely-watched general election that looks set to strain its already fraught relationship with China.

  • Can Taiwan's new president fix the economy? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:45 PM ET
    Can Taiwan's new president fix the economy?

    Ross Feingold, senior adviser at DC International Advisory, says that the business community and voters are frustrated with the lack of good business propositions from Taiwan's presidential candidates.

  • Taiwan heads for the presidential polls Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:51 PM ET
    Taiwan heads for the presidential polls

    China will be watching Taiwan's elections very closely, as the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party is poised to win.

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 8- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, which assembles the bulk of Apple Inc's latest smartphones, saw its December revenues slump by a fifth and full-year sales miss expectations. The results, published on Friday, came amid growing concerns about slowing shipments of Apple's latest iPhone 6 S models, which Hon Hai assembles.

  • Dec exports -7.3 pct y/y; China -16.4 pct. TAIPEI, Jan 8- Taiwan's exports plunged by more than expected in December, which might keep the trade-reliant economy in recession in the fourth quarter and could mean the central bank cuts interest rates again. Trends in Taiwan's exports are a gauge for global technology product demand.

  • Barclays to cut Asia investment banking jobs Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Barclays to cut Asia investment banking jobs

    The British bank announces layoffs across Asia next week, including closures in South Korea and Taiwan.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 6- Foxconn, assembler of most of Apple Inc's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person familiar with the matter said, in a rare move that analysts interpreted as a sign of softening demand. But this year Foxconn will have a normal break, "the person said, referring to the Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 8.

  • Barclays to reveal Asia investment banking job cuts Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
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    Barclays will announce investment banking job cuts across Asia next week, including closures in South Korea and Taiwan, sources said.

  • Here's why the outlook for China-Taiwan relations is uncertain

    Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, which China is skeptical of, is expected to win the upcoming elections, explains Evan Medeiros, MD and practice head for Asia at Eurasia.

  • Taiwan economy: an aging tiger in need of cubs Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    *Young Taiwanese struggle to find well-paying jobs. TAIPEI, Dec 28- Jason Tsai is among the few in Taiwan with excellent English, but two years after graduating from university the highly sought language skill has failed to secure him a well-paying job. The plight of young workers such as Tsai highlights a serious problem for Taiwan which has gone from a young and...

  • Taiwan economy: an ageing tiger in need of cubs Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    *Young Taiwanese struggle to find well-paying jobs. TAIPEI, Dec 28- Jason Tsai is among the few in Taiwan with excellent English, but two years after graduating from university the highly sought language skill has failed to secure him a well-paying job. The plight of young workers such as Tsai highlights a serious problem for Taiwan which has gone from a young and...

  • FACTBOX-Key facts on China-Taiwan relations Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province and part of its territory, will be watching the outcome closely. Following are key facts on ties between Taiwan and China:. *China has claimed self-ruled Taiwan through its "one China" policy since the Chinese civil war forced the defeated Nationalist forces to flee to the island in 1949 and has vowed to bring it...

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Oil's retreat to 11- year lows inflicted more pain on energy exporting emerging markets on Monday, driving down currencies and stocks and forcing Azerbaijan to abandon efforts to support its manat currency. That has boosted markets in swathes of the developing world, especially Asia, taking MSCI's emerging equity index 0.3 percent higher.

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Oil's retreat to 11- year lows inflicted more pain on energy exporting emerging markets on Monday, driving down currencies and stocks and forcing Azerbaijan to abandon efforts to support its manat currency. That has boosted markets in swathes of the developing world, especially Asia, taking MSCI's emerging equity index 0.3 percent higher.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- The U.S. administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83 billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment, despite opposition from China. Past U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan have attracted strong condemnation in China, which considers Taiwan a...

  • Key U.S. Republicans want more routine Taiwan arms sales Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they were pleased the Obama administration had authorized a $1.83 billion arms sale to Taiwan, but called for a more regular process for such transactions. Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called for a "more regularized process" for considering requests for arms sales to Taipei "to...

  • President Barack Obama' s administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83 billion arms sale package for Taiwan including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment. Past U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan have attracted strong condemnation in China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province.

  • Obama pushed ahead on Taiwan frigate sales Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Obama pushed ahead on Taiwan frigate sales

    The Obama administration may announce the sale of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan this week.

  • LONDON, Dec 2- The lira rose 0.5 percent against the dollar on Wednesday and stocks rallied to 10- day highs, buoyed by a sharp contraction in Turkey's trade deficit, though most other emerging assets were broadly weaker. MSCI's main emerging equity index pulled back a touch after rising 1 percent on Tuesday after the weak U.S. numbers reinforced belief in a...