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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


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TIER warns of prosperity decline post-boom due to trade war and other factors

Sep 25, 2018

With the trade war between the U.S. and China escalating, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has sounded the alarm as forecasts for both manufacturing and service indexes tumbled. The think tank warned that Taiwan’s business climate will likely see a sudden down drop and urged increased awareness of the potential impact of the trade war would have on Taiwan’s exports. The think tank ...


Auto fasteners have been increasingly a major growth drive of Taiwan's fastener industry for the years.

Taiwanese Fasteners Suppliers Aggressively Venture into Auto Sector

Jun 24, 2016

Following over six decades of development, fastener manufacturing has been one of Taiwan’s traditional industries with sustaining global competitiveness. Having upgraded from low-end, DIY-caliber fasteners to higher ends, Taiwanese fasteners suppliers have increasingly joining the global supply chain of automotives to carve out niches. With more and more insiders venturing into the production ...


Prospects of the global light-vehicle market are widely expected to remain upbeat throughout 2017 (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Reported Rosy 2016 Light-vehicle Market Forecast Encourages Taiwan's Fastener Makers

Boltun Corp. of Taiwan is approved as direct supplier to VW's global factories

Jan 18, 2016

With recent TV reports on CNN and CNBC stating encouraging vehicle sales in the U.S., likely due to record-low gasoline prices across North America, the global automotive market may be one sector of the volatile global economy that is set for steady growth, despite widely reported economic slowdown in China for 2016. In addition and as reported on CNN, CNBC TV news on January 16, crude oil pri...


Taiwan's fastener production volume during 2005-2014

Taiwan's 2014 Fastener Production Again Sets Record High Volume

Production volume in 2014 exceeds new high of 1.812 million tonnes for second straight year

Feb 25, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG With TV news reports that certain parts of the USA have seen home prices rise sizably since last year, in particular those in San Francisco, and the Greek debt deal tentatively extended, and car sales stateside increase due to falling gas prices, some say the global economic climate looks promising and should drive manufacturing and construction industries worldwide, w...


Fastener production is a striking contributor to Taiwan's export-driven economy.

Locally-Clustered, Integrated Supply-Chain Fixes Taiwan as World's No.2 Fastener Maker

Vietnam War paved road for island's fastener industry

Dec 18, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Taiwan's media has over the years dubbed the nation "Economic Miracle," a deserved title in the 1980s and 1990s, especially considering the small island has scant natural resources as minerals and fossil fuel. But Taiwan's economic might has been undermined on many fronts by China's market liberalization and globalization, to have turned China into both trade partner and rival....


Five-in-One Office-related Trade Fairs in Tokyo An Overall Success</h2>

Five-in-One Office-related Trade Fairs in Tokyo An Overall Success

Jul 22, 2009

One of the popular ways to streamline trade shows is to hold related exhibitions simultaneously in one venue. Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., the organizer of the 20th International Stationery and Office Products Fair Tokyo (ISOT specially sponsored by All Japan Stationery Association), has taken this approach to achieve maximum product coverage, by including four other relevant shows under one roof...


Automechanika Malaysia Returns 6th Time as Leading Fair in ASEAN Separate platform to be set up for </h2>

Automechanika Malaysia Returns 6th Time as Leading Fair in ASEAN Separate platform to be set up for

Feb 16, 2009

Following the success of the previous event, the sixth edition of Automechanika Malaysia, (previously the Automechanika Asia) will return to Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from March 25-28, 2009. Organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., Automechanika Malaysia is the only automotive parts and aftermarket trade fair with official backing, organized jointly with the Malaysia External ...


Computex Taipei 2008 again proves its captivating charm to global ICT buyers.

Computex Taipei 2008 Again Lives Up to Its World's Second-biggest Reputation

Jul 10, 2008

The five-day Computex Taipei 2008, which wrapped up on June 7, is estimated to have generated for the 1,725 exhibitors some US$20 billion in business and, again set record turnouts-proving its almost magical ability to attract global buyers. This year, the information technology and communications (ICT) trade fair, the world's second largest of its kind in terms of the volume of exhibitors an...