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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.

Fai-nan Perng

August 29, 2010

Capital mobility brings many benefits to a country's economy but can also create instability and worsen crises. Measures can and should be put in place to curb the more risky forms of capital flow and foreign-exchange speculation.

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Waiting for China

July 5, 2010

The imminent signing of an economic co-operation framework agreement between Taiwan and China promises to bring major structural shift in Taiwan's highly state-dominated banking industry. Writer Gavin Bowring

Taiwanese banks hold steady

September 1, 2009

Although challenged by adverse economic conditions and increasing competition in the market, on the whole Taiwan's banks managed to record modest profit growth during 2008. Writer Charles Piggott

Saturation point

May 4, 2009

Taiwan's banking industry is in dire straits and remains in desperate need of consolidation. Many banks are hoping better relations with China may open up new revenue opportunities but this remains to be seen. Writer Michelle Price

Turn risk to opportunity

June 30, 2008

Dennis Engbarth talks to opposition Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen about the challenges in negotiating with mainland China.

Hostilities thaw on Taiwan Strait

June 30, 2008

Taiwan and China are once again looking to formally agree a financial relationship. Dennis Engbarth reports.

Getting on with the job

September 30, 2007

Despite a recent lending crisis, Taiwan has quietly assumed an enviable position in global finance, with ever closer economic ties to China. Brian Caplen reports.

New champions, fresh insights

September 30, 2007

Debate on China’s future was fierce at the inaugural summer event of the World Economic Forum held in the Chinese city of Dalian. Stephen Timewell reports.

Interview: Accent on Partnerships

September 3, 2006

In the face of intensifying pressure on Taiwan’s external relations from a rising China, as shown by the August 6 break in ties with oil-rich Chad, Foreign Minister James Huang shares his views about the country’s external strategy with Dennis Engbarth.

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