April 2009 

In this edition of Taiwan Econ, you will read an insightful analysis discussing the rising trend and 
development of medical tourism in Asian countries.  This month's policy analysis will also explore
structural problems facing industries in a time of post financial crisis.

Best regards,
TIER Webletter Team

Downward pressure easing as business sentiments pick up
TIER latest survey presents further upside risks in February
Taiwan’s export figure in February continued its dismal feat with the weakening global demands. Further to the complication, the Lunar New Year holiday this January has distorted monthly data in February and made year on year data incomparable. February exports figure totalled USD 12.59 billion, which is some 28.6% decline year-on-year from last February. Whilst February data saw a decelerating slowdown from January, the increased in February workdays this year has made the trade picture hazy...Read more
2009.3.26 PECC Keynote Address: His Excellency Gary Teves Briefing on Developments in the Philippines and ASEAN Response to the Global Financial Crisis
2008 International Conference on Homeland Security and Technology
“The Study on Korean and Taiwanese Investment Patterns in China” is the most recent research paper produced by a joint project between Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) and TIER. ... Read more

Post Financial Crisis Challenges
Structural Problems Facing Industries

Development of Medical Tourism
A Rising Trend in Asia
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