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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A three-pronged strategy to breakthrough Taiwan's "suffocating" economy

Amid economic disruption in 2013, there seems to be a light of hope. Yet it is obscure, creating a “suffocating” atmosphere in Taiwan society. All business leaders are pondering an important question: “How to navigate their business in the right direction and breakthrough to achieve growth?”


Friday, July 27, 2012

Device connectivity speed: One half of an equation

From the user’s perspective, the mobile experience starts with the speed at which the device receives data and applications. That speed is, of course, the combined result of the speed capability of the modem technology inside the device, which is fixed, and the speed capability of the infrastructure, which can vary.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Taiwan semiconductor industry undergoing structural shift

From the user’s perspective, the mobile experience starts with the speed at which the device receives data and applications. That speed is, of course, the combined result of the speed capability of the modem technology inside the device, which is fixed, and the speed capability of the infrastructure, which can vary.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Seizing the mobility moment

“The smartphone is very much like the athletic shoe,” said Motorola’s then Chief Marketing Officer Geoffrey Frost back in 2004. Frost, previously Global Director of Advertising and Brand Communications at Nike, explained it this way: Like the sneaker, the smartphone should be ”a beautiful balance between form and function.”


Friday, June 8, 2012

How visualization and clinical decision support can improve patient care

Ashwin Rangan details what’s different about hemodynamic monitoring methods these days.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Online advertising analytics in the cloud

Jon Slade of the Financial Times describes the 123-year-old business publication’s advanced approach to its online ad sales.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Highlights from PwC's 2012 Global CEO Survey

With the global economy feeling the effects of the European debt crisis and widespread economic volatility, most CEOs express concern over this year’s economic situation. In PwC’s global survey of 1,258 chief executives, conducted between September and December 2011, uncertainty over economic conditions was the chief concern of 80% of CEOs. Some 64% worry about capital market instability, and 56% said Europe's sovereign debt crisis affected their finances.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cloud opportunity and risks

Following the announced merger between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Canada’s leading exchange - Toronto Stock Exchange, the market received word of negotiations for another merger between the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext. The two mergers between the world’s major exchanges across the Atlantic have sparked a series of cross-border exchange mergers around the world. The LSE’s CEO foresees that the market will consolidate into three to four major international exchanges with worldwide influence over the next 5 years.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Technologies Spark a Wave of Mergers among the World’s Exchanges

Following the announced merger between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Canada’s leading exchange - Toronto Stock Exchange, the market received word of negotiations for another merger between the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext. The two mergers between the world’s major exchanges across the Atlantic have sparked a series of cross-border exchange mergers around the world. The LSE’s CEO foresees that the market will consolidate into three to four major international exchanges with worldwide influence over the next 5 years.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Taiwan semiconductor industry update / Closer Cross-Strait ties benefiting Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

Taiwan’s semiconductor industry enjoyed a good 2010 but growing clouds surrounding the strength of the global economic recovery signal stormy weather ahead. Despite this uncertainty, Taiwan’s semiconductor companies are well-positioned to take advantage of growth in the still-buoyant China market, which has become an increasingly important production and sales location for Taiwanese EMS and ODM companies and their supply chains. Indeed, Taiwan’s growing economic relationship with China and the progressive easing of cross-Strait investment restrictions will have a significant influence on the direction of the semiconductor industry in the Greater China region.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Joint venture and collaborative models for Taiwan’s cultural and creative industries

Many of Taiwan’s cultural and creative industry workers (‘creators’) possess a wealth of creative potential, but their businesses remain stuck at the micro stage indefinitely because they lack practical management experience and an overall marketing strategy.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A brief look at the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill

After months of heated debate, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was finally passed by the U.S. Senate on July 16th. The Act, called the most comprehensive financial reform bill since the Great Depression, was signed into law the following week by President Obama.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Discussion of Delisting by Public Companies

The public company legal system is similar to that for public offerings in that both are cornerstones for building sound capital markets. This article will not go into details on the necessity of mandatory public listing.....


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Examining Limits on Stock Transfers During Bankruptcy Reorganizations

Since Taiwan's Rebar Group filed for bankruptcy reorganization, the focus of the media and the general public has been on whether Rebar would have an opportunity to seek protection under reorganization laws........


Friday, May 30, 2008

Corporate Social Responsibility in Taiwan

These days, the hottest term in corporate management seems to have become corporate social responsibility (CSR). But what is CSR, really? Or rather, what does it take for a corporation to be a good citizen in today's society?........


Friday, May 30, 2008

Financial Accounting in 2008: A look at the important emerging trends

After Thomas L. Friedman's The World Is Flat came out in 2005, it became a bestseller in North America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world as well. No member of the global village, it seemed..........


Friday, May 30, 2008

Global Pharma's New Center of Gravity - growth, risk and learning in the Asian drug manufacturing market

The Asian region has gradually emerged as the center of gravity for global pharmaceutical manufacturing, and since Asia is home to the world's largest market for medicinal drugs......


Wednesday, June 12, 2002

The Importance of Unified Reporting of Banking Supervision Information

To facilitate consolidation of administrative authority over banking policy planning and financial supervision in Taiwan, the Executive Yuan established the Financial Supervisory Commission on July 1, 2005.