Trading Policy & Market Opportunities

Trading Policy May-July, 2017
  To encourage business investment, the Taipei City Government has developed the Taipei Municipal Self-Government Ordinance for Industrial Development to reward and subsidize business investment, thereby increasing companies’ investment intentions. So far, over NT$1 billion has been given away, bringing in over NT$18.3 billion in business investment, increasing industry value by over NT$114.9 billion, and providing 6656 jobs. Investment promotion strategies in Taipei and Asian......
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Trading Policy Aug.-Sept., 2017
  In September, DGBAS (Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics) released information on Taiwan’s domestic fixed investment in the first half of 2017. Domestic fixed investment as a percentage of GDP declined to 20.5%, 2.9% lower than 2011. While growing, the fixed investment only rose 2.0% during this period. The private sector still holds the largest share of domestic fixed investment and the share has continued to rise. The share taken by the private sector was 8......
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Trading Policy Oct.-Dec., 2017
  To correspond to the updating and transition as well as raise the competitiveness of domestic industries, the Executive Yuan plans to create the “Foreign Experts Attraction and Hiring Law” and change some of the terms of the “Manufacturing Innovation Regulations”. These have respectively passed the Legislative Yuan’s three readings in October and November of 2017. These laws will be able to fervently push the development of the domestic manufacturing indust......
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Trading Policy Jan.-Mar., 2018
  According to Department of Statistics, MOEA, Taiwan’s export orders increased 19.7% year on year to US$43.06 billion in January 2018, marking the 18th consecutive month of year-on-year increase. However, export orders only totaled US$32.45 billion in February 2018, down by 3.8% year on year, due mainly to the Chinese New Year holiday effect. The rise of trade protectionism worldwide will bring more uncertainties to Taiwan’s export......
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Market Opportunities May-July, 2017
  Hon Hai’s investment in the US and GSK’s investment in an AI startup are two landmark cases in 2017. Therefore, this report will analyze the investment incentives in these two cases and compare them with the Taipei City Government’s investment promotion strategies to provide policy suggestions.   Investment case study and suggestions Landmark investment Incentives ......
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Market Opportunities Aug.-Sept., 2017
  Major investments during this period of time include the bombshell announcement of Google’s acquisition of HTC's Pixel team and TSMC’s investment in the advanced 3nm process. Below is an analysis of the impact and future development of these two landmark investments that will significantly influence Taiwan’s industries. Major investments Investment Companies invo......
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Market Opportunities Oct.-Dec., 2017
  The important events in investment of this period are the passing of an anti-monopoly inspection by  Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. and Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd’s co-created holding company and the new co-operative project by Neo Solar Power, Gintech, and Solartech Energy that has shaken up the domestic industrial scene. Due to the fact that these events greatly impact the domestic scene and can be seen as key events, we have analyzed them below. Maj......
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Market Opportunities Jan.-Mar., 2018
Major investments during this period of time include a joint venture between Hon Hai and Sharp for producing automotive cameras and an eSports company set up by Asus in China. Below is an analysis of the impact and future development of these investments. Major Investments Event Related Companies Event Analysis and Future Development Evaluation ......
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