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Background briefing

Politics and economy: US administration

An administration in limbo President Donald Trump’s shocking defence of white supremacists, following the tragic clashes at Charlottesville, has divided the Republican establishment as much as it has split the nation. This cannot augur well for America’s economic policy, specifically… Continue Reading →

Public taxation

Remove the veil On a certain date each year in October, just past the midnight hour, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway posts online the annual tax returns of all its citizens. The list contains every taxpayer’s total income… Continue Reading →

China’s assertiveness

Pointless Assertiveness China’s decision to discard previous notions of neutrality between India and Pakistan and align both foreign policy and strategic outlook with Islamabad seems inconsistent considering its desire to play on the global stage as an emerging super power…. Continue Reading →

Decline in Chinese tourists prompts more caution among luxury retailers; may drive increased sales of medium sized hotels

The latest Taiwan Tourism Bureau data show that visitor arrivals to Taiwan decreased by 5.7% y-o-y to 5.12 million in H1 2017, due mainly to a 40.1% y-o-y decline in Chinese visitor arrivals. Visitor arrivals from mainland China have declined… Continue Reading →

Market transformation: strategies for tapping Asia’s newest growth driver

This paper captures the discussion at IMA Asia’s Asia CEO Forum Overnight in Singapore, 17-18th May 2017. Key Takeaways Strategies in Asia have typically aligned with underlying drivers, such as rising incomes or export manufacturing. Today, several new forces are… Continue Reading →

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after year one

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3167096 May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning with the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversary of a president’s inauguration, the public… Continue Reading →

Game of Loans: how fintech is changing finance

Summary of presentations delivered on the keynote subject, Taiwan’s politics and its economy. Prepared by Aurelia Autret – graduate student, EMBA Business School in France Blockchain/DLT and implications for the Financial Industry Presented by Carl Wegner – Director of Business… Continue Reading →

Come and work here

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2017/04/21/495961/Come-and.htm To encourage more foreign talent to work in Taiwan, the Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that would significantly relax restrictions and improve the working environment for foreign professionals in Taiwan. The bill, called the “Act for the Recruitment… Continue Reading →

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