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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.

CSC is expected to announce higher nominal steel prices for Q4 relative to Q3. (CSC's plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan shown; photo courtesy of UDN.com)

CSC Likely to Raise Steel Prices for Q4 amid Optimism for Market Recovery

Aug 19, 2015

Amid optimism towards recovery of the global steel market, Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the island’s largest steelmaker by size, is widely expected by market observers to raise its nominal prices of domestically-sold steel for Q4 on August 26, when the firm will announce new prices. The reported expectation for higher steel prices to be charged by CSC in Q4 than in Q3 makes sense, giv...

Taiwan's industrial production continues shrinking YoY in June for the second consecutive month. (photo courtesy of UDN.com)

Taiwan's IPI in June Drops 1.35% YoY to 106.42

Jul 31, 2015

Impacted by steadily shrinking exports and local economy battered by a slowing Chinese economy, recent upheavals in the Chinese stock market, dropping oil and commodity prices, Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) continuously dropped by 1.35 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 106.42 in June, albeit having inched up only 0.02 percent over May, according to the latest report issued by the Ministr...

EVA Air finished H1, 2015 with impressive performance mainly on relatively cheap crude oil. (photo courtesy of UDN.com)

EVA Air Spends US$1.58 Bn. on Five New Boeing 777 Freighters

Jul 29, 2015

Apparently shrugging off impact from protracted downtrend in the global air cargo industry, as well as betting on better prospects on the back of lower fuel prices, EVA Airways Corporation (EVA Air), Taiwan’s top-2 airline by size, has just finalized an order for five new Boeing 777F freighters for less than NT$50 billion (US$1.58 billion) as part of its fleet expansion plan that involves NT$65.5...

CSC's chairman J.C. Tsou

Taiwan Fastener Service Cloud Links Local Suppliers with Global Buyers

Jan 09, 2015

China Steel Corp. (CSC) recently launched the Taiwan Fastener Service Cloud, a cloud-based business matchmaking system aimed at connecting Taiwanese fastener suppliers with professional buyers throughout the world. The system is expected to help insiders fend off emerging competitors in the future. CSC is the largest steelmaker and wire rod supplier in Taiwan. The company developed the new clo...

Taiwan's fastener exports hit a record high in volume last year.

Taiwan Fastener Makers Seek to Fix Supply Chain Following Forced Closure of Surface Treatment Plants

Apr 02, 2014

With some local surface treatment factories officially ordered to shut down due to the violation of environmental protection laws in Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, where more than 80% of Taiwan's fasteners are made, domestic fastener manufacturers are doing everything they can to repair their supply chain breakdown and cushion its impact in he coming months. The wave of mandatory p...