May 2018  
Is surging commodity price a new uncertainty?
Taiwan's recovery seems not as strong as earlier
The surging commodity price is a major concern in the world at current stage as the global economy has not yet fully recovered. Major economies have grown slower than last year with the exception, the United States of America. As a result, the manufacturing composite indicator issued by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research has shown some deceleration.
Taiwan's exports in April 2018 increased significantly by 10.0% compared with the same month of 2017. Regarding imports, Taiwan's imports in April 2018 increased by 4.9% compared with imports in April 2017. Exports and imports grew by 10.5% and 9.4% y-o-y respectively from January 1st till the end of April this year, Taiwan's exports and imports gave a trade surplus of US$ 1.59 billion or an increase by 16.9% on a y-o-y basis during the entire year.
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Most Taiwanese desire overseas jobs, survey finds
About 88 percent of office and factory workers in Taiwan are interested in working overseas, with a majority of them eyeing the higher pay found in foreign markets, a survey released by the online 1111 Job Bank showed in May. According to the survey, 88.15 percent of the 1,080 respondents said they were already working overseas or wanted to have the chance to do so, with 68 percent of them looking for annual salaries of at least NT$1 million (US$33,587). (Source: Taipei Times)

Director General of MOEA’s Industrial Development Bureau, Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, Attended the APO Governing Body Meeting and Accepted Appreciation Award (Source: MOEA)
Taiwan Economic Research Monthly
The key issues in 2018 APEC
Governments promote the policies of increasing women's participation in sport in the APEC region
This article is to summarise the policies on promoting women's participation in sport in Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam through women empowerment in the environment of gender equality.
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