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Taiwan CBG charts a steady course through turbulent emerging market waters

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's central bank governor tells Stefania Palma how the country has helped to keep the east Asian economy in check in 2015 – one of the toughest years for emerging markets. 

Business as usual for Taiwans banks

Business as usual for Taiwan's banks

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's long-awaited presidential elections in January 2016 are keeping the global business community on its toes. By contrast, the country's banks remain calm and continue focusing on diversifying revenue streams away from a tepid domestic economy.

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Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

August 3, 2015

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

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Consolidation? Internationalisation? How to deal with Taiwan's excessive liquidity

November 19, 2014

Taiwan’s banks may have performed perfectly adequately in recent years, but now with increasing internationalisation, consolidation in the market and new tools for managing the country’s excess liquidity, the sector is poised for a hike in growth. 

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Offshore renminbi business gathers pace in Taiwan

May 1, 2013

Taiwan's rising prominence as an offshore renminbi centre reached a milestone earlier this year when the Bank of China opened a clearing bank in Taipei. But with Hong Kong, and to a lesser extent London and Singapore, already working as offshore renminbi hubs, where will Taiwan fit in?

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Taiwan banks make slow progress in China

October 3, 2011

Political uncertainty and regulation has blighted the progress on the Economic Co-Operation Framework Agreement between Taiwan and China. Now, slowly but surely, agreements are finally being reached that should benefit Taiwan's banks and businesses.

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Too many banks, too little profit in Taiwan

October 3, 2011

Looking at the liquidity and capitalisation levels of Taiwanese banks may give a false impression of a healthy banking sector. But with the world’s second lowest net interest margin, the country's banks are struggling in an overcrowded market.

Chen Yunlin (right), Chinese mainland negotiator, and his Taiwanese counterpart Chiang Pin-kung shook hands last year to mark the start of a new economic agreement

Taiwan and China edge ever closer

January 31, 2011

A new agreement between Taiwan and China has opened up the financial markets to each country's banks. With growth slowing in Taiwan, its banks are looking to expand by targeting the many Taiwanese businesses that have become established in China.

Wu Tang-Chieh on Taiwan banks' Chinese launch

January 31, 2011

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission vice-chairman discusses the regulatory body's top priorities, which include preparations to launch Taiwan's banks into the Chinese market.

The Taiwanese government is confident of maintaining its impressive economic growth but some analysts are sceptical

Taiwan: is the economy rebounding or recovering?

January 31, 2011

Taiwan's economy enjoyed an apparent boom in 2010, enjoying GDP growth of about 10%, but the jury is still out on whether that represents sustainable recovery.

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