ShineWing International moved up on World Ranking as 19th

According to the latest world rankings of international accounting networks published by International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) in March 2020, ShineWing International has moved up from our position of last year, ranking 19th with fee income of $489 million. We also recorded an increase of staff numbers by 19% reaching 9,816, ranking 17th in the world. […]

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, […]

World Business Quick Take

CHINA Q1 plunge of 9% forecast China’s economy is set to post a 9 percent plunge in the first quarter from a year earlier, Goldman Sachs Group Inc said yesterday. A day after retail sales, industrial output and investment data plunged by far more than the median estimate of analysts, Goldman economists said that their […]

NextGen – Reporting on Key HR Metrics

This e-book is designed to provide HR professionals with the key language from NextGen’s training seminar, ‘Reporting on Key HR Metrics’. This seminar is one of eight topics covered in their Communication Skills for HR professionals training program. The content is designed to teach non-native speakers of English how to use professional HR-related language to […]

HR Professionals: What to look for in a business English training course

Designing and delivering an effective language training program with clearly defined learning objectives, focused content and measurable results requires a deep understanding and expertize in three important areas. When a training & development manager is considering a language training vendor, it’s useful to pay attention to these three areas.     Read Full Blog Post […]

UK asks makers to build ventilators

TRANSPARENCY: The prime minister and senior officials are to hold daily televised briefings with medical advisers to explain the government’s response to the pandemic British Prime Minister Johnson was yesterday to ask businesses to help build medical equipment, as he tried to reboot his COVID-19 strategy after the UK death toll rose to 35. Amid […]

COVID-19, Adam Smith and the wealth and health of nations

By Willem Buiter, a former chief economist at Citigroup, is a visiting professor at Columbia University. COVID-19’s implications for the global economy are highly uncertain, but potentially disastrous. As of March 5, the WHO had identified 85 countries and territories with active COVID-19 cases — an increase from 50 countries the previous week. More than […]