TAIEX up on Wall St gains
The TAIEX surged past the 8,000-point mark yesterday, as investors took their cues from Wall Street’s gains overnight, dealers said yesterday. Apple-concept stocks staged a rebound after the US giant reported solid first-quarter results, they said. The weighted index closed up 80.94 points, or 1.02 percent, at 8,023.71, on turnover of NT$82.59 billion (US$2.77 billion). Among the Apple-concept stocks, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海) rose 2.49 percent to close at NT$78.10, while smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co (大立光) gained 1.44 percent to end at NT$706.
Large panels likely to fall
Global shipments of large-sized panels are likely to fall this month after peaking last month, researcher WitsView said in a report. With strong demand ahead of the May 1 Workers’ Day holiday ending this month, large panel shipments for the month are likely to fall below last month’s 68.6 million units, WitsView said. Shipments of TV, monitor, notebook and tablet panels are expected to dip by 5 percent, 7 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent respectively from the previous month, WitsView said.
New job site for students
TheStudentRanking.com of Germany yesterday launched a Chinese-language online jobseeking site for students in Taiwan, as the company extends its reach to 14 countries with Web sites in 10 languages. Country manager Hannah Chou (周涵) said the company’s platform offers more in-depth analyses than other jobseeking sites as it calculates students’ achievements quantitatively. Students can access the online site for free.