As Taiwanese companies look to expand their operations and investments in the U.S., Taiwan’s Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN) has been seeking to support their efforts through close cooperation with the U.S. government to facilitate bilateral economic relations. The Office points to two significant events this year: resumption of high-level trade negotiations with the U.S….

Despite being held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, BIO Asia-Taiwan 2021 gave attendees the chance to enjoy a broad range of presentations, panel discussions, and business networking opportunities from the comfort of their homes. For the first time in its history, BIO Asia-Taiwan went completely online this year. The event, which took place…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Taiwan, Australia Seek Cooperation on Hydrogen On July 29, the Australian Office in Taipei and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs held the Australia-Taiwan Hydrogen Trade and Investment Dialogue to discuss opportunities for developing hydrogen energy and other emerging…

The U.S.-China trade dispute has brought significant changes in markets and industries around the world, and at first it appeared that Taiwan would suffer a severe negative effect. In the early months of the dispute, the imposition of heavy tariffs and other trade barriers began impacting Taiwanese companies whose manufacturing processes take place mainly in…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Ørsted signs investment agreement for Taiwan wind farm Danish wind power developer Ørsted signed an investment agreement in late December with Canadian institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) and local investor Cathay PE. Under…

The COVID-19 pandemic has had irreversible consequences for how people live. When it comes to investing, for example, incorporating Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors in the decision has become the new normal. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions to portfolio formation this year, a massive increase in socially responsible investing has taken place across the board….

The global economy will be faced with a number of potential risk factors in 2021, including a renewed coronavirus spike in Europe and the U.S., a breakdown in financial stimulation policy negotiations in the U.S., and continued further deterioration in U.S.-China relations. Nevertheless, the latest World Economic Outlook report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF),…

Several major global economic and political factors – namely, the U.S.-China trade dispute, Brexit, the protests in Hong Kong, as well as volatile oil and commodity prices – cast a shadow in the past year over global demand, trade, and industrial production. In Taiwan, the presidential election and cross-Strait relationship added uncertainty, potentially dampening the…