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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

INVESTMENT

BERI ranks Taiwan No. 3

The US’ Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) ranked Taiwan the third-best place to invest in the world and the second-best place to invest in Asia in its latest Business Risk Report, issued this month. Taiwan moved up one notch from the previous report, the first time it has regained third place since 2011. The survey evaluates a country’s investment environment in three sub-indices: operations risk, political risk and foreign exchange risk.

CHIPMAKERS

MediaTek sales soaring

MediaTek Inc (聯發科), the nation’s No. 1 chip designer, said yesterday that its consolidated sales for last month hit a 39-month high on the back of solid demand from China. MediaTek posted NT$12.57 billion (US$426 million) in consolidated sales for the month, up 33.32 percent from the previous month and 58.28 percent from a year earlier. The figure is the highest since January 2010, when the firm’s consolidated sales stood at NT$13.58 billion.

INVESTMENT

HTC plans Windows tablets

HTC Corp (宏達電) may launch two tablet models running Microsoft Corp’s Windows RT Blue platform in mid-October to be codenamed R7 and R12 in accordance with their respective screen sizes — a post on the technology Web site PhoneArena said on Tuesday. HTC declined to comment on the report.

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