Taiwan will let insurers invest in infrastructure projects and create a NT$1 billion (HK$260 million) fund to channel money to companies as President Ma Ying-jeou seeks to boost growth and revive his flagging popularity.Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:51am
The sanctions slapped on the Philippines by Taiwan in the escalating row over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman are expected to cost Manila an estimated NT$9 billion (HK$2.33 billion) in lost revenue a year, according to Taiwanese officials.17 May 2013 - 6:53am 2 comments
Taiwan's tycoons are reining in 20 years of expansion on the mainland to invest at home, pressuring the central bank to stem gains in the local currency as strategists see it rising more than the yuan for the first time since 2007.22 Mar 2013 - 4:55am
Critics are already questioning whether Jiang, 53, will be able to hold on to the post longer than his predecessor, Sean Chen, who submitted his resignation to Ma late last month for "health reasons" after heading the cabinet for a year.8 Feb 2013 - 4:52am
German carmaker Daimler is planning to buy a 10-20 per cent stake in the passenger car unit of its Chinese partner BAIC Group.1 Feb 2013 - 5:22am
Life was so miserable in Taiwan last year that many people have lost hope for the future, even though the island's government is forecasting economic growth of 3.8 per cent this year.
A fashion-magazine editor recently walked out of his job without even submitting his resignation, following yet another unreasonable demand from his budget-strapped boss.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
The Taiwanese president is coming under pressure in his second term as leader after being dismissed as an "ineffectual bumbler" by the British-based news magazine The Economist, which reported concern about the island's economic woes. Ma has denied reports that he ordered Taiwan's ambassador to Britain to rebut the piece.
25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday he would cut his annual special allowances by NT$10 million (HK$2.65 million) to stem criticism from opposition legislators.7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am