Taiwan

In-depth country-focused analysis on Taiwan's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Taiwan's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Taiwan, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Taiwan's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Taiwan before your competitors.

Taiwan Country Risk

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Core Views Taiwan's economy accelerated strongly in Q413, leading the island to record a full-year 2013 real GDP growth of 2.2%, marginally eclipsing our forecast of 2.1%. While we remain...

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Taiwan Industry Coverage (19)

Autos

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Vehicle sales in Taiwan in July 2013 stood at 26,841 units, up 4.8% year-on-year (y-o-y), according to the Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association (TTVMA).Owing to the low base...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We maintain a positive outlook for Taiwan's consumer electronics market , however growth rates will underperform emerging markets in the APAC region due to relatively high...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: China's establishment of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in November 2013 is likely to have a significant impact on Taiwan's defence and security policy moving into 2014....

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : In terms of the growth prospects for the Taiwanese economy looking into 2014, we expect supportive pressure from the tech sector and Chinese demand to wane as the year progresses....

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Freight Transport

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BMI Forecasts 3.0% GDP Growth For Taiwan In 2014 Weaker for a bit, stronger for a bit, and then back to a comparatively low trend rate - that is the BMI view of Taiwan's economy in three different...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The lack of growth in Q313 indicates that recovery in Taiwan's construction activity is proceeding slower than previously expected, prompting us to revise down our full-year growth...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Taiwanese insurance is dominated by the life insurance sector, accounting for around 85% of all premiums written in 2013, a total of US$79.9bn, and growing. Per capita life premiums of US...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The ongoing conflict of interest between the multinational industry and the government is understandable; despite constraints and barriers to market entry, Taiwan remains a...

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Metals

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BMI View: Taiwan's metal producers are feeling the effects of overcapacity across the global metals sector. In particular, we highlight continued overcapacity in the global steel market and the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Taiwan is almost entirely dependent on imports to meet energy demand and is likely to stay in this state for the foreseeable future . A growing appetite for imported gas has created...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI's latest Taiwan Petrochemicals Report foresees a worrying trend for Taiwanese petrochemicals producers to move investment in basic chemicals to mainland China and South East Asia. Unless Taiwan...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: On the back of the rising aged dependency ratio, demands for long-term care and welfare expenditure are expected to rise in Taiwan, adding further weight on the government's fiscal...

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Power

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BMI View: Heavily dependent upon imports, Taiwan's power market is dominated by thermal sources, with coal, gas, and to a lesser extent, oil-fired power stations generating the majority of...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Although we continue to forecast stability for the three commercial real estate sub-sectors we cover, office, retail and industrial, we are increasingly concerned about the downside...

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Renewables

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BMI View : The expansion of the renewable energy market in Taiwan continues to face strong competition from nuclear and thermal electricity generation and as such we expect to see little growth...

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Shipping

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BMI Forecasts 3.0% GDP Growth For Taiwan in 2014 Weaker for a bit, stronger for a bit, and then back to a comparatively low trend rate. That is the BMI view of Taiwan's economy in three different...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : T elecoms markets in Taiwan are among the most mature in the region, with high penetration of mobile, fixed-line and broadband services. Furthermore, there has been a strong...

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Water

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BMI View: The Taiwanese water sector continues to grapple with long-term challenges borne by a severe shortage of adequate supply. We do not expect the 2013 spike in wa ter extraction to be...

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