Taipei Times – Annual GDP growth set to top 1.8 percent: NDC

BULLISH: The NDC minister attributed the optimistic projection to 3.33% GDP growth in the third quarter and the ‘better-than-estimated’ performance of exports. The National Development Council (NDC) has forecast that annual GDP growth would be more than 1.8 percent this year, thanks to better-than-expected export orders in the fourth quarter. The forecast is higher than the […]

Taipei Times – Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA TSMC hiring engineers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) yesterday said that it has started a recruitment campaign in preparation for a planned wafer fab in the US. It has posted information on LinkedIn about the new openings, mostly for engineers, such as research and development engineers, process integration engineers, module […]

The Guardian – Taiwanese military mass wedding to feature its first same-sex couples

Two female soldiers and their civilian partners are due to take part in this year’s ceremony Helen Davidson in Taipei Two same-sex couples are to be married in the Taiwanese army’s annual mass wedding ceremony this week, in a first after the island’s government legalised marriage equality 18 months ago. The female soldiers and their civilian […]

Taipei Times: Rolls-Royce plans to raise £2bn from shareholders

Reuters, LONDON Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC yesterday said that it plans to raise £2 billion (US$2.6 billion) from shareholders, £1 billion from the bond market and secure further loans to rebuild its balance sheet after COVID-19. The British aero-engine group is planning to go ahead with the planned equity raise without the participation of sovereign wealth […]