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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with agencies

COMPUTERS

Local tablet sales up 110%

Domestic sales of tablet computers rose 110 percent to NT$5.2 billion (US$173.6 million) in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, market research firm GfK Group said yesterday. Budget models priced below NT$10,000 led the growth, GfK senior analyst Julia Chen (陳嬿琦) said, adding that she expected the local tablet market to maintain its upward trend throughout this year following the launch of new products later this year.

TRAVEL

Avis expands local network

Avis Budget Group Inc yesterday announced an expansion of its domestic car rental network, as its local unit teams up with gas station operator National Petroleum Corp (全國加油站) to expand its service points from 20 to more than 30, starting on Saturday. Avis Taiwan had expanded its operations through a cooperation agreement with DoDoHome Parking Management (嘟嘟房) in February and set up service points at all eight high-speed railway stations this month.

LUXURY GOODS

Tittot sees overseas growth

Tittot Co (琉園), a crystal glass maker and designer, expects foreign sales revenue to increase from about 10 percent of its total revenue now to about 15 percent by next year, chairman Wang Yung-shan (王永山) said recently. The company’s revenue was NT$502.45 million last year, up 2.3 percent from a year earlier.

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