20The 2017 edition of the always much-anticipated American Ball, co-organized by AmCham Taipei and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), took place October 28 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Guests enjoyed the room’s dazzling Chicago-themed décor provided by the Feng Ze Design Center, crowd-pleasing entertainment routines devised by the VMJ…

In order to develop Taiwan’s stock market into a world-class bourse, the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. (TWSE) has been making a concerted effort to encourage Taiwanese-invested companies abroad to return to Taiwan for share listing. The results so far have been very promising. In 2008, the government began permitting foreign enterprises to carry out initial…

Recognizing that the challenges facing Taiwan’s pharmaceutical market are inextricably linked to the structure and soundess of the overall healthcare system, the board of the International Reasearch-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IRPMA) last year decided to prepare a comprehensive set of recommendations for shaping the next generation of Taiwan’s healthcare. The Association commissioned consultancy PwC Taiwan…

“Robust intellectual property (IP) protection is vital for biopharmaceutical innovation,” stresses a recently released report from Geneva Network, a UK-based public policy research and advocacy organization specializing in international intellectual property, health, and trade issues. The report – written by Geneva Network researcher Jack Ellis, a former Asia-Pacific editor of Intellectual Asset Management magazine –…