Adroit marketing and retailing have helped China’s top handset makers boost sales in Taiwan, but concerns about data security are mounting. Among smartphone brands, Taiwanese consumers have long favored Apple, which holds a little over one-quarter of the market. Samsung follows with almost 19%, according to data from German research firm GFK Global. Subsidies from…

More bad news for Taiwan’s premier smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. as the Taiwan Stock Exchange has removed HTC from its Taiwan 50 index following plummeting share prices. HTC’s share price, which declined 66.5% over the year on losses stemming from heightened competition and eroded earnings, was NT$61.50 as of September 23. The smartphone vendor will…