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    1. Fast FT

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      Comeback comedown: economists react to Taiwan GDP

      Taiwan may have finally clawed its way out of recession, but early analysis of the underlying trends in its economy...

    2. Fast FT

      23 hours ago

      Taiwan exits recession with GDP rebound in 2Q

      Taiwan’s economy exited recession in the second quarter of the year with its fastest pace in a year-and-a-half. GDP...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    2. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Taiwan export orders improve as US, Europe shipments grow

      Taiwan’s export orders notched yet another consecutive month of decline in June, but fell at their slowest pace since...

    3. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      RBA calm post-Brexit, but awaiting more data

      The Reserve Bank of Australia remains in wait-and-see mode, but it definitely isn’t too worried about Brexit. Minutes...

    4. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Typhoon Nepartac bears down on Taiwan, China

      The Taiwan Stock Exchange is closed today, as are schools offices across the island as a super typhoon barrels across...

    5. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      June a boon for (most) Asian manufacturers

      With the latest round of manufacturing PMIs out, it looks as if Asia’s manufacturers bounced back in June. Well, most...

    6. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Taiwan manufacturing activity rises as external demand steadies

      Factory activity in Taiwan ended a two-month streak of contraction last month as manufacturers reported improved...

    7. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Taiwan cuts lending rate

      Taiwan’s central bank has trimmed its benchmark rate to 1.375 per cent from 1.5 per cent, amid heightened attention on...

    8. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Brexit will have no direct impact on Asia Pacific: Fitch

      The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate, direct negative consequences for the ratings of states...

    9. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Hong Kong market off to rough start

      Shares in Hong Kong struggled to push into positive territory on Tuesday as most of the bourse trended negative and...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2016

      Night fishing

      Fishermen use a fire to attract fish on a traditional ìsulfuric fire fishing” boat in New Taipei City, Taiwan   ...

    11. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Taiwan export order contraction eases in May

      Taiwan’s export orders fell less than anticipated in May, but nonetheless notched up their fourteenth straight month of...

    12. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ASML buys Taiwanese rival in €2.75bn deal

      Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML announced it is buying Taiwanese rival Hermes Microvision for €2.75b in cash....

    13. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Online expansion lifts Ted Baker revenues

      Online sales helped boost Ted Baker as it reported double-digit revenue growth this year. The offbeat fashion brand...

    14. June 13, 2016

      Taiwan’s new president blocks predecessor’s Hong Kong trip

      Many world leaders sign up to the lucrative international speaking circuit after leaving office but Taiwan’s Ma...

    15. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: bond markets boogaloo

      Exciting times indeed for global bond markets. Bond yields, which move inversely to price, hit record lows in Europe...

    16. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan PPI, India IP

      It is shaping up to be a quiet final session of the week, with Wall Street setting a negative lead for stocks and...

    17. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Government bonds rip higher

      Benchmark government bond yields are falling, with German Bund yields near record lows, as weak Japanese data highlight...

    18. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Kiwi soars, Yen firms and Won weakens

      Markets across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were closed on Thursday for a national holiday, but currencies were on hand...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - McDonald’s: you can sneer, but it’s the glue that holds communities together. - “Conclusion:...

    20. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: feeling negative

      Lenders in Europe and Japan are rebelling against their central banks’ negative interest rate policies. Commerzbank is...

    21. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: row, row, row your boat

      Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are closed for the Dragon Boat Festival national holiday – which is more fun to...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 7, 2016

      Why Taiwan is far ahead of mainland China in high-tech

      Every country is touchy about some topics, especially when raised by a foreigner. Living in China for almost seven...

    23. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Taiwanese exports decline for 16th straight month

      Taiwan turned in a better set of trade numbers than technically expected last month, but the improvement was a matter...

    24. The World

      June 1, 2016

      Rise of the cat leaders

      Politicians all over the world are struggling to cope with the new world of social media. Donald Trump has proved...

    25. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Taiwan factory activity falls to 7-month low

      The inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen last month may have strained Taiwan’s relations with China, but both sides...

    26. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      No spring in their step for Japanese manufacturers

      The effects of two major earthquakes in one of Japan’s manufacturing hubs earlier this year are continuing to weigh....

    27. FT Photo Diary

      May 24, 2016

      Djokovic nets the point

      Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns in his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Yen-Hsun Lu of...

    28. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Taiwan's industrial output lumbers lower

      Taiwan’s industrial output contracted well beyond expectations in April after flirting with improvement a month prior,...

    29. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Charges dropped against 126 student protesters in Taiwan

      The new administration in Taipei is wasting no time in distancing itself from its predecessor. In the first...

    30. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Taiwan jobless rate rise masks unemployment fall

      The jobless rate in Taiwan rose again last month, but unlike a host of other recent indicators, it may not be a sign...

    31. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Taiwan export orders fall at double expected rate

      Taiwan’s export orders fell at more than double the expected rate in April, underscoring the difficulties faced by the...

    32. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Taiwan's new president creates Truth and Reconciliation Commission

      Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen announced plans today for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the...

    33. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president of Taiwan

      Say hello to the new president of Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the first female president of Taiwan, much...

    34. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slip on rate speculation

      Growing speculation about a June rate rise from the Federal Reserve has weighed on markets this week and looks set to...

    35. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    36. May 19, 2016

      New Taiwan president Tsai set for short honeymoon

      Tsai Ing-wen will become the most powerful woman in the Chinese world when she is sworn in as Taiwan’s president on...

    37. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      China-Taiwan trade tumbled in Q1

      China’s trade with Taiwan shrank significantly during a first quarter in which the latter ousted its ruling...

    38. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Singapore export contraction moderated in April

      Singapore’s exports fell again last month, but at almost half their previous rate of contraction. Non-oil exports fell...

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