Business (9)

    Monday, 10 July 2017 06:00

    Taiwan High Speed Rail

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    Mott MacDonald led an international joint venture on a six-year contract as independent checking and site engineer on the Taiwan High Speed Rail project. At the time of development, it was among the world’s largest privately funded transport schemes.

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local media are reporting that Microsoft Taiwan General Manager Steven Shaw (邵光華) has resigned as the U.S.-based tech giant announced it will lay off thousands of employees globally.

    The company has been shifting its focus from licensing its programs in a one-time basis to selling online subscriptions for its software.

    U.S. reports put the number of layoffs worldwide as up to 3,000.

    Asia's Super 5-in-1 Food Expo opened yesterday, featuring exhibitors, country pavilions, international buyers, shop owners, businesspeople and more from dozens of countries. Despite being halfway around the world, 10 companies from El Salvador are attending this year, offering Taiwan a glimpse of their country's wide variety of exotic food and culture — particularly their globally renowned coffee.

    Twenty-six universities in Taiwan have made it onto Times Higher Education's latest list of leading schools in Asia-Pacific.

    That beats the 25 schools in South Korea, nine in Thailand, eight in New Zealand, seven in Malaysia, two in Indonesia and one in the Philippines.

    TaiCheng Fruit Shop (泰成水果店) is not any ordinary fruits stall selling simple drupe like apple, orange or pear from supermarket.

    This particular fruit shop, located in the heart of Tainan City, is best known for selling wide variety of tropical fruits. The freshness of products is the utmost priority in rendering their service to dining customers.

    What other fruits do there sell beside apples and pears?

    It’s interesting to ask, including myself who also queried with further curiosity.

    Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:42

    ITW WindGroup Grouts Taiwanese Met Masts

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    Met masts for two new Taiwanese offshore wind projects have been grouted by ITW WindGroup’s UHPC material Ducorit®, the company informed.

    After a met mast for the TGC project was grouted with Ducorit S5 in July, in early November, the grouting work was carried out at the met mast for the TaiPower project, which will comprise 30 offshore wind turbines.

    The cement maker plans to manufacture astaxanthin, a key ingredient in high-priced skincare products, but it did not offer a production timetable

    Taiwan Cement Corp (台灣水泥), the nation’s leading cement maker, yesterday said it is to launch a new “green” energy development project by the end of this year, as part of its long-term business strategy to drive growth momentum.

    A cyberattack similar to WannaCry entered its second day yesterday, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems across the globe, with companies struggling to retake control of their networks.

    Last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Trevor Worthington, Ford’s Vice-President of Product Development for Asia Pacific, at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014– the world’s second largest computer fair – where we discussed success and innovation in the auto industry.


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