Investors wary of new trading system: TWSE

By Kao Shih-ching / Taipei Times Staff reporter Despite the launch of a new continuous trading system yesterday, most local investors remained cautious and placed conventional day-only limit orders, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said. Day-only limit orders made up 96.31 percent of the 13.41 million orders placed on the exchange yesterday, while five new […]

Life insurers face uphill battle this year

DOWNSIDE RISKS: Firms have a ‘very low’ chance of boosting investment returns in the next two years, making it hard for them to improve their capitalization, an analyst said By Chen Cheng-hui / Taipei Times Staff reporter Taiwanese life insurers wanting to improve their capital structure face strong headwinds this year, given prolonged low interest rates […]

Virus Outbreak: Flight transfers via Taiwan banned

CASE COUNT RISES: One of the new domestic cases is a nurse at a long-term care center, but so far tests on all the residents and other staff have been negative By Lee I-chia / Taipei Times Staff reporter Flight transits through all Taiwanese airports would be banned for two weeks, starting tomorrow, the Central Epidemic […]

Featured Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted)

1. In response to border control measures and flight bans implemented around the world to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay […]

Economy could beat 2%: DGBAS head

RELIEF FUNDING: The government is preparing NT$100 billion in stimulus measures this year to limit the damage of the coronavirus by shoring up industries most affected By By Crystal Hsu / Taipei Times Staff Reporter Taiwan’s economy could manage to grow more than 2 percent this year even if shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic persist through […]

Virus Outbreak: Foreign travelers to be denied entry

MASS ISOLATION: All travelers who earlier this month entered Taiwan from 27 European countries, Egypt, Turkey or the UAE must undergo a 14-day quarantine By Lee I-chia / Taipei Times Staff Reporter Starting today, foreign nationals are to be denied entry into Taiwan and all travelers are to be placed under mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival, […]

Poll shows discrimination at work

By Lee Ya-wen and Dennis Xie / Staff reporter, with staff writer 2020/03/08 UNEQUAL PAY: More than 65 percent of women reported a pay gap between men and women, and 31 percent said they are not financially independent. More than half of women surveyed said they have experienced workplace discrimination, such as being pressured to […]

Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality

By Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2020/03/05 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality according to the latest Gender Inequality Index (GII) published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Switzerland comes out first in the rankings with 0.037, trailed by Denmark (0.04) and Sweden (0.04). Taiwan scores 0.053, the […]

Standard Chartered Bank Supports 2019 BCCT Diversity Award

為鼓勵多元與包容(Diversity & Inclusion)的文化及核心價值,渣打銀行今年贊助台北英僑商務協會(British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, BCCT) Better Business Awards- Diversity Award多元文化獎,呼籲企業重視多元文化的重要性。 渣打銀行公共事務暨行銷處負責人陳穎勳表示,渣打集團一向重視多元與包容文化,集團內特別成立D&I委員會,將性別、國籍與種族、年齡、殘障以及性取向等列為推動D&I聚焦的面向。今年特別贊助BCCT Better Business Awards- Diversity Award,希望表彰在以上這些領域有傑出表現及貢獻的企業,共同推動企業多元與包容的文化。