Wealth Report 2018 by REPro Knight Frank

Set against this backdrop, the health of the global economy surprised many in 2017 – and is likely to continue to provide more good news this year. Yet despite positive economic fundamentals underpinning many of our markets, reading through this edition of The Wealth Report, many articles – in particular our interview with eminent historian […]

Featured Taiwan Considers Making Local Vessels Mandatory For Some Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (“ROC”) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities. The Bureau of Energy (“BOE”) in Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later this month to solicit information on the […]

Featured Changing times for pensions in Taiwan – Aberdeen Standard Investments

Changing times for pensions in Taiwan Jamie Jenkins, Head of Global Savings Policy February 2019 As Taiwan considers how to encourage greater savings into work-based pensions, it’s helpful to look at some of the challenges and successes in other countries, particularly the UK, which has undergone profound change in recent years.   Like most other […]

Market Updates from HSBC [March]

US and European equities gained amid upbeat data and as the UK Parliament voted to rule out the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Download Full Report Here   This report was presented to you by HSBC. This document has been issued by HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited (“the Bank”) in the conduct of its regulated business […]

Developments on Taiwan’s Wind-energy FIT

Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy has reconsidered its preliminary decision to cut the 2018 offshore wind feed-in tariff by almost 13%, deciding instead to drop it only by 5.71%, to TWD 5.5160 per kWh. The Bureau has also restored the two-tier tariff option, and has increased the number of hours per year for which the feed-in […]

Q3 2018 ECONOMIC REPORT

TAIWAN ECONOMY: 2018 Q3 UPDATE   SUMMARY Taiwan’s GDP grew by 2.27% year-on-year (yoy) in Q3, driven by internal demand, with significant capital growth. Taiwan’s Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) decreased its economic growth forecast for 2018 to 2.41%, due to slow global growth, geopolitical uncertainty, and unstable financial markets. The US-China trade […]

Q1 2018 ECONOMIC REPORT

TAIWAN ECONOMY: 2018 Q1 UPDATE   SUMMARY Taiwan’s GDP grew by 3.02% year-on-year (yoy) in Q1 driven by the external demand for semiconductor products and robust private consumption. Taiwan’s Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics raised its economic 2018 growth forecast to 2.6% based on favourable international economic conditions. Taiwanese hi-tech firms continued to benefit […]