Forward-looking‧Professional‧International 
February 2010  
TIER:Taiwanese economy is on its way to recovery
Both manufacturing and service sectors are bullish towards 2010
Taiwan’s external sector continues to recover as global outlook improves. Exports in December saw higher export volumes in all its top export categories. On YoY terms, exports in December went up by 46.9%, or USD 20.03 billions, a new high over the past 14 months. Import figures for November reflected the increase in export demands and saw a new 15 months high. Total imports for December saw a 56.2% increase year-on-year, with a trade surplus of USD 1.65 billions ...Read more
DGBAS raises 2010 GDP growth forecast to 4.72%
With both exports and private investment expected to reach double-digital growth, the Cabinet-level Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics(DGBAS) raised its economic growth forecast for Taiwan to a three-year high 4.72% in 2010. As the economy continues to recover, the January jobless rate slipped further, for the fifth straight month, to 5.68%, a one-year low.

2nd round of official negotiation on ECFA expected to take place in March
On February 21st the Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang said that the second round of ECFA talks on a proposed cross-strait economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) will possibly take place in Taipei in early March. Among the issues that are expected to be addressed in the second round of official negotiation, according to the MOEA officials, will be the “early harvest” lists of both sides, identifying items that could initially benefit from the agreement.

Relaxation on Chinese tourism
Taiwan-Israel bilateral tax agreement
Taiwan Economic Research Monthly
MICE- an emerging industry in Taiwan
Development of the MICE industry in Taiwan
Incentive tourism-new market opportunities
Lessons learned from the Taipei Flower Expo-an interview with the chief organizer
National brand development-Taiwan's unique attraction
A comparison of MICE industry in HK,SG, and South Korea
SWOT analysis of a successful international MICE bid
Blueprint for Taiwan's MICE industry in the future
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