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Taiwan Business Quick Take

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EQUITIES

Shih vows re-energization

The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) newly appointed chairman, Shih Jun-ji (施俊吉), yesterday said he would work to re-energize local capital markets and further enhance the average price-to-earnings ratio of stocks listed on the main bourse and the over-the-counter exchange. Shih made the remarks during a handover ceremony in Taipei, where he received the official seal from his predecessor, Lee Sush-der (李述德). Shih, formerly a minister without portfolio, said one of his goals is to raise the stock market’s average daily turnover to between NT$100 billion and NT$120 billion (US$3.1 billion and US$3.7 billion). The TWSE also aims to expand ties with its foreign peers, he said.

EQUITIES

TWSE signs memorandum

The Taiwan Stock Exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bursa Malaysia Bhd that commits the two sides to cooperating more closely. It was the second memorandum inked by the TWSE and Bursa Malaysia to strengthen their strategic partnership. The first was signed in 1999 and covered trading information exchanges.

EQUITIES

TPEX to focus on small firms

Former Securities and Futures Bureau deputy director-general Chang Li-chen (張麗真) yesterday took over as acting chairman and president of the Taipei Exchange (TPEX), which is in charge of the nation’s over-the-counter bourse and serves bond trading in Taiwan. Taking over from her predecessor, Lee Chi-hsien (李啟賢), Chang said at a handover ceremony that the TPEX would make efforts to become the cradle of small and medium-sized enterprises, the key driving force of the local bonds market and the advocate of innovative industries. The exchange would also develop platforms for creative products, Chang added.

E-COMMERCE

Momo.com to open facility

Momo.com Inc (富邦媒), an online, TV and catalogue shopping subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile Co (台灣大哥大), is to open a new automated logistics center in Taoyuan in the second quarter of next year, the firm said in a statement yesterday. This is to be the company’s first wholly owned logistics center, Momo.com said, adding that it would help reduce delivery times and warehouse rental costs. The company said it plans to expand its operational scope by investing in two more logistics centers in central and southern Taiwan in the next few years. In the first five months of the year, cumulative sales totaled NT$11.44 billion, up by 9.2 percent from the same period last year, company data showed.

ELECTRONICS

Sampo reports rise in sales

Home appliance maker Sampo Corp (聲寶) yesterday said sales for last month would total about NT$1.1 billion, up from NT$1.08 billion in May, due to the summer peak season for the home appliances and consumer electronics industry. Second-quarter sales are likely to be higher than the first quarter’s NT$2.65 billion and could increase from a year ago, Sampo spokesman Peter Chiang (江全田) told an investors’ conference in Taipei. As Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) has acquired Japan’s Sharp Corp and is to be fully in charge of sales and marketing of Sharp products in Taiwan, Sampo plans to end its joint venture with the Japanese firm, Sharp Corp Taiwan (夏寶), if it gains shareholders’ approval in a meeting on Tuesday next week, Chiang said.

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