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Cloud Gate to hold annual free performances online amid COVID-19

Taipei,  Cloud Gate Dance Theatre said Friday that its annual free outdoor performances will this year be replaced by online shows of past pieces and a series of community events, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus concerns. Cloud Gate, with its...
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Gogoro launches new hybrid bicycle on Taiwan market

Taipei,  Taiwanese electric scooter brand Gogoro on Wednesday introduced its first hybrid bicycle, the Eeyo, at a launch ceremony at its Taipei 101 concept store. The human-electric hybrid bike, which has been in the making since 2015, was a natural...
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Consumer confidence index up in June, ending four-month decline

Taipei,  Taiwan’s consumer confidence index (CCI) rose 3.9 points to 68.77 for June, ending four consecutive months of decline, according to the results of a monthly survey released on Monday. The index rebounded for the first time since February amid.....
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CORONAVIRUS/More face masks to go on sale Friday: cosmetic chains

Taipei,  Two major healthcare and cosmetic chains in Taiwan announced Thursday that more surgical face masks will be available for purchase at their stores nationwide from Friday. Poya, which operates about 230 stores across the country, said sales will be...
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Ministry touts NT$1.2b culture voucher plan’s business value

Taipei,  A government plan to issue culture stimulus vouchers worth NT$1.2 billion (US$40.49 million) from next month could generate about NT$5 billion in value for the culture industry and benefit more than 2 million people, a Ministry of Culture official...
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CORONAVIRUS/Government to issue agriculture, culture stimulus vouchers

Taipei,  The government is set to spend NT$1.25 billion (US$42.23 million) and NT$1.2 billion on agriculture stimulus vouchers and culture vouchers from late June in an effort to help boost the two sectors which have been hit hard by the...
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Far EasTone second company in Taiwan to gain 5G license

Taipei,  Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. received a 5G license Wednesday, becoming the second telecom operator in Taiwan to do so, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC). After a review of Far EasTone’s efforts to build its 5G netw...
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Taipower to sell NT$11.7 billion bonds in July

Taipei,  The state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Wednesday that it will issue NT$11.7 billion (US$391 million) in unsecured straight bonds in July to finance its plans to increase electricity generation. In a statement, Taipower said the bond issuance ...
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Quanta Storage shares dive on U.S. court ruling in favor of HP

Taipei, Shares in Taiwan-based Quanta Storage Inc. took a beating for the second consecutive trading session Tuesday after a U.S. court ordered the Taiwanese company to surrender all its assets to HP Inc. to satisfy a US$439 million antitrust decision,...
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