Global Economy

Where is Taiwan heading?

SINGAPORE (Jan 23): Taiwan’s independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen has won re-election with a resounding 57.1% of the votes, leaving her main opponent, Han Kuoyu of the China-leaning Kuominta

SE Asian economies

Goldman cuts growth forecasts for Asia’s four 'tiger' economies

(Aug 16): Goldman Sachs Group Inc slashed growth forecasts for the “Asian Tigers” as their exposure to the world economy -- once one of their greatest strengths -- is now backfiring as global growt

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Circles.Life launches world's first multi-country digital telco platform in Taiwan

SINGAPORE (June 24): Homegrown mobile virtual network provider Circles.Life is launching its digital mobile services in Taiwan on the back of a partnership with one of island’s largest telco player

China Focus

Many in Hong Kong, fearful of China's grasp, flee to Taiwan

TAIPEI/HONG KONG (June 18): For Hong Kong resident Yung Xiu Kwan, 67, a proposed extradition law that would allow people in the former British colony to be sent to mainland China for trial was the

Global Economy


SINGAPORE (June 10): “A lot doesn’t depend on the retail shareholder; it depends on us to be able to ensure that what we put in front of us is in line with the objectives of the retail shar

US-China trade war

US preparing to sell over $2.7 bil in weapons to Taiwan, testing China: Reuters sources

WASHINGTON (June 6): The United States is pursuing the sale of more than US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move

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SINGAPORE (Apr 22): “I’m a kiasu Singaporean.


Chinese cyber spies target Taiwan's leader before elections

(Sept 20): Taiwan is bracing for an onslaught of cyber attacks from mainland China ahead of local elections in November intended to undermine a president who has defied Beijing’s efforts to bring t

POSH partners Kerry TJ Logistics to enter Taiwan's offshore renewables market

SINGAPORE (July 12): PACC Offshore Services Holdings has formed a joint venture with Taiwan-based logistics firm, Kerry TJ Logistics, to provide an integrated solutions platform for offshore wind f


Cordlife acquires private cord blood bank in Hong Kong for $9.3 mil with debt

SINGAPORE (Jan 3): Cordlife Group is fully acquiring a private cord blood bank in Hong Kong, HealthBaby Hong Kong, for US$7 million in cash ($9.3 million) after adjusting for US$2.5 million in the

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