Tue, Feb 06, 2007 - Page 12 News List

Groups to produce annual Taiwan report

By Amber Chung  /  STAFF REPORTER

The European Chamber of Commerce Taipei and the UK-based Oxford Business Group yesterday formed a research tie-up for the production of an annual economic review that will help promote Taiwan to international investors.

"While the chamber criticizes government policies in the annual position paper, we also promote Taiwan where European companies are running US$15 billion [in] business," ECCT chief executive officer Guy Wittich said at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony yesterday.

This is expected to help Taiwan reach out, to promote the country as a place in which to live and do business, Wittich said.

Oxford Business is a consulting, research and publishing company providing economic country intelligence on markets worldwide to over 70,000 international corporate and government subscribers.

Its annual report is the most comprehensive guide to Taiwan, providing full overview of each sector to international investors, said Karolien Holsters, country director of Oxford Business, who oversees the production of the Taiwan report.

The first publication, entitled The Report: Taiwan 2007 will be launched in September. It will focus on the information and technology sectors, the drivers of the nation's economy, Oxford Business said.

The company will interview more than 300 local industry leaders and government officials, including Asustek Computer Inc (華碩電腦) and telecom operators like Far EasTone Telecommunications Co (遠傳電信), Holsters said.

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