Taiwan News | Taiwan upgrades 2021 GDP growth forecast to 4.64% (update)

Taipei, Feb. 20 (CNA) The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on Saturday said that it has raised its forecast for Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2021 to 4.64 percent. The latest forecast is an upgrade of 0.81 percentage points from the previous DGBAS estimate of 3.83 percent made in November. […]

The Guardian | ‘We were made for this’: the women starting businesses in lockdown

Despite the economic gloom, many female entrepreneurs are seeing opportunities during the pandemic It may not appear the most auspicious time to start a business. Britain has been in lockdown for five of the past 11 months. The economy shrank almost 10% last year. Unemployment is skyrocketing. But Lucie Halley-Trotter is undeterred. This year she […]

Taiwan News | NDC projects Taiwan’s economy to grow by 4 per cent in 2021

Taiwan could boost economic growth by seizing opportunities in global supply chain restructuring By Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) has expressed optimism about Taiwan’s economic prospects in the next 12 months, projecting its economy to grow by 4 percent. The NDC said Wednesday (Feb. 17) that […]

Job Opportunity | Business Analyst (Cottingham Ltd)

Company introduction: Cottingham Company was founded in 1992, and has been in Taiwan for more than 20 years, we are specialized in high premium alcohol beverage products. Cottingham used holds the premium brand of Corona, Carlsberg and Ballantine and we are focus on spirit for the company portfolio as Jack Daniel, Douglas Laing ,Gordon MacPhail, […]

Forbes | Foxconn Technology Group will invest in a British developer of digital, wearable medical devices as part of a longer-term diversification effort

by Ralph Jennings Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics including Apple’s iPhones, will invest in a British developer of digital, wearable medical devices as part of a longer-term diversification effort. The company said in a statement for this post it had invested £1 million ($1.36 million) in a partnership with […]

2021 CommonWealth State of the Nation Survey: Optimism at all-time high

By CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth Magazine’s 2021 State of the Nation Survey has found Taiwanese citizens more optimistic about the future of the country than at any time in the nearly two decades the survey has been conducted. Taiwan’s ability to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay has also helped President Tsai Ing-wen garner unusually high satisfaction […]

Taipei Times | World Business Quick Take

Glencore losses deepen Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore PLC yesterday said that it plunged deeper into the red last year, hit by the “extraordinary” challenge of COVID-19 and massive write-offs, especially on a mine closure in Zambia. The company said that it had a net loss of US$1.9 billion last year after writing off assets worth […]

Taipei Times | Renewable energy capacity to grow by 1GW this year

By Angelica Oung / Staff reporter Taiwan expects to add more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity this year, the Bureau of Energy said yesterday. Three new offshore wind farms are slated for completion or partial operation this year, which would contribute more than 800 megawatts, while a major solar project on Taiwan Sugar […]