October 2017  
The IMF global outlook of this year could be more optimistic
TIER's manufacturing and service composite indicators slowed down lately
The second quarter performance of the US economy and European economy remained as steady. The third quarter data of China was released and the readings were better than the Market would have expected. It is true that the improving global conditions could have helped fuel Taiwan's industrial production and exports. However, the relatively lower base effect has subsided. Consequently, the manufacturing and service composite indicators issued by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) decreased somewhat; however, the construction indicator moved up in September.
Taiwan's exports in September 2017 increased by 17.52% compared with the same month of 2016 that would be the fourth month of double digit growth in exports. Regarding imports, Taiwan's imports in September 2017 increased by 11.41% compared with imports in September 2016. Exports and imports grew by 14.28% and 14.71% y-o-y respectively from January 1st till the end of September this year, Taiwan's exports and imports gave a trade surplus of US$ 40.60 billion or an increase by 12.29% on a y-o-y basis during this period.
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Taiwan plans to spend NT$1 billion to develop local manga sector
The government intends to invest over NT$1 billion (US$33 million) over the next four years to develop Taiwan’s manga and animation industry, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said Friday. The NT$1 billion plan will focus on promoting Taiwan’s animation, comics and games (ACG) industry, including providing subsidies to promising manga artists and publishers in Taiwan. At the same time, the ministry is also working closely with Taichung on a plan to build a national manga museum in the city, Cheng said, with construction expected to be completed by 2020. (Source: The China Post)

Taiwan, France launch innovative cooperation, achieve fruitful results on industrial collaboration at 24th ICCM (Source: MOEA)
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The new governance model in the digital age
Government's new transition strategy in response to the digitization
After surveying over 1,200 government officials in more than 70 countries and interviewing more than 140 government executives and external experts, Deloitte unveiled the Global Government Digital Transformation Tour in 2015 to analyse the transitional stages and strategies of various countries towards digital government. This article is to find out the key factors and strategic blueprint to drive the digital government transition. Based on the international investigation report, this article also analyses the experiences of digital government in UK and Singapore as a mirror for Taiwan government's transformation to become a more mature digital government.
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