Taiwan foresees heightened business opportunities, especially in areas related to the digital economy, green energy, and the biomedical sector. The annual Taiwan Business Alliance Conference organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is an effort to stimulate interest in investing in Taiwan among foreign and overseas Chinese enterprises. The 2017 Conference, held October 6…

Rising worldwide demand for Taiwan’s export products is injecting more vitality into the economy. Most economists are currently forecasting GDP growth for this year and 2018 in the range of 2-2.5% – not the fast pace that Taiwan was long accustomed to, but still an improvement over recent economic performance. Given Taiwanese companies’ prominent role…

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…

FAMILY FEUD — Business goes on at EVA Air despite the power struggle among half-brothers for control of the Evergreen Group. (Photo: CNA)

Taiwan Super Rich now Fewer, and Poorer The economic slowdown in China is hitting Taiwan’s wealthiest where it hurts: their net worth. According to the Forbes list of 1,810 billionaires worldwide, Tsai Eng-meng, chairman of WantWant foods conglomerate, and Hon Hai Precision’s Terry Gou retained their positions as Taiwan’s first and second wealthiest, respectively. But…

For years, the regulatory and funding environment in Taiwan was not conducive to fostering new startup enterprises. Many would-be Taiwanese entrepreneurs headed for Silicon Valley or other locations instead. But lately the situation has changed, in part because of government recognition that Taiwan was losing economic opportunities by not doing enough to encourage entrepreneurial initiative….