×

Asia Top News and Analysis Taiwan

  • Futures weakened a bit as initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than consensus.

  • SEC

    Federal regulators have won a court order freezing the assets of financier Danny Pang, whom they accuse of defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Global stocks were up Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, with banks and commodities leading the gains. Experts tell CNBC that while caution should reign when investing in banking stocks, commodities have potential over the long term.

  • Global stocks were down Wednesday, after poor results from U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa dragged Wall Street lower and sparked fears of a disappointing earnings season. Experts tell CNBC they see value in banks in China and Singapore, but stress caution when approaching markets.

  • guppy april 6 nasdaq.jpg

    Technology shares such as Japan's Elpida Memory and South Korea's LG Display have been on a rally. But what comes first — the D-Ram chip or the flat panel screen? The Nasdaq and the TAIEX (Taiwan Index) give the answer to this question.

  • TAIEX APR 8.jpg
  • Global stocks were mixed Tuesday with the banks dragging the most after noted analysts Meredith Whitney and Mike Mayo warned on the sector ahead of U.S. earnings season. Experts tell CNBC that more pain is ahead for financials and as a result, investors should avoid them.

  • Global stocks started the week in positive territory Monday, with banks and oils leading the gain, as investors became more reassured that the global economic slowdown has bottomed. Experts tell CNBC how to make money at this time.

  • Global stocks slipped Friday as the positive sentiment stemming from the G20 summit's coordinated action and united front diminished and was replaced by caution ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.

  • chips.jpg

    Shares in Elpida Memory surged limit up, almost 18% after its plan to raise $471 million eased concerns of it breaching debt covenants and reduced the financial risk facing the world's No. 3 DRAM chip maker.

  • Asian stocks hit a two-month high Monday on expectations of a global economic recovery taking place late 2009 as governments increase stimulus measures to aid ailing economies. As a result, investors are beginning to venture back into riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC to expect a rally late January/early February.

  • Companies with good dividend payments are attractive during periods of market volatility, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments said Friday.

  • china eastern.jpg

    China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines will kick off regular direct flights to Taiwan on July 4, the carriers said in separate statements late Wednesday.

  • tourists.jpg

    China and Taiwan signed a landmark deal on Friday to launch regular flights between the long-time rivals, limited for now to weekend charters, as politics was put aside in favor of practicalities.

  • chips.jpg

    Top contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said on Tuesday it may increase its prices as rising costs threaten to squeeze profits.

  • Ma Ying-jeou.jpg

    Taiwan's new president took office on Tuesday with pledges to forge historic trade and transit ties with China, which claims the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

  • Taiwan carrier China Airlines will cut its Hong Kong-Taiwan passenger flights by about 20 percent once direct weekend charter flights between Taiwan and the mainland begin on July 4, a local newspaper said.

  • taiwanBIG.jpg
  • Top contract chip maker TSMC posted on Tuesday a 49 percent rise in first-quarter earnings that beat expectations on rising sales of chips for PCs and consumer gadgets.