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Apple's market cap is 1.35 times greater than Taiwan’s GDP

Apple's market cap is 1.35 times greater than Taiwan’s GDP | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Apple's record market value of US$71.3 billion is 1.35 times greater than Taiwan's GDP.Apple's market cap of US$71.3 billion would place it as the world's 19th largest economy, and exceeds Taiwan's GDP by 1.35 times.
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Taiwan climbs to record 11th in Economic Freedom Index 

Taiwan climbs to record 11th in Economic Freedom Index  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
“The overall freedom to conduct business is relatively well protected under the transparent regulatory environment.”.The top five countries in the index for this year were Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia.
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Bill Gates Is Now on China's WeChat

By Asia Pop Culture This week, Bill Gates announced his arrival on Chinese social media WeChat.  He said he "planned to use his ne
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Taipei is 21st best university town in the world | Taiwan News

Taipei is 21st best university town in the world | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Students choose Taiwan capital as world's No.10.Taipei is the 21st best city in the world to study at university, with Hsinchu coming in at No.75, according to British group QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
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1,000-drone Light Show to Celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival

1,000-drone Light Show to Celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival | EconMatters | Scoop.it
By Asia Pop Culture A bowl of Tangyuan The Chinese Lantern Festival (元宵節) is celebrated on Lunar calendar of January 15th each year
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Tillerson: "The U.S. commitment to the [Taiwan] island is both legal in nature and a moral imperative"

Tillerson: "The U.S. commitment to the [Taiwan] island is both legal in nature and a moral imperative" | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The U.S. commitment to the island was both legal in nature and a moral imperative
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Trump's Secret Diplomatic Weapon for China

Trump's Secret Diplomatic Weapon for China | EconMatters | Scoop.it
By Asia Pop Culture   President Trump may talk tough to China regarding Taiwan, One China and many other issues, but he is full
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Whole Foods to Shrink Store Count for First Time Since Recession

Whole Foods to Shrink Store Count for First Time Since Recession | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Whole Foods Market Inc., facing its worst sales slump in more than a decade, is taking a step that would have been unthinkable in its highflying days: shrinking the size of the chain.
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China's forex reserves fall to six-year low, still top of world - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China's forex reserves fall to six-year low, still top of world - Xinhua | English.news.cn | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China's forex reserves fell below 3 trillion U.S. dollars in January, but only after action to stem the outflow.
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Tom Brady says Gisele begged him to retire after winning Super Bowl LI | FOX Sports

Tom Brady says Gisele begged him to retire after winning Super Bowl LI | FOX Sports | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Brady's response? "Too bad, babe"
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Elton John: George Michael was 'kindest, most generous man' | Taiwan News

Elton John: George Michael was 'kindest, most generous man' | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Elton John: George Michael was 'kindest, most generous man'
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The Iconic Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree

The Iconic Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree | EconMatters | Scoop.it
By Asia Pop Culture We are going to show you a magnificent and iconic tree today. According to Taiwan News, The 'Takeshi Kaneshir
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Trump, With Praise for Boeing CEO, Hints at Big Fighter-Jet Deal

Trump, With Praise for Boeing CEO, Hints at Big Fighter-Jet Deal | EconMatters | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump suggested that a larger purchase of Boeing Co.’s F/A-18 Super Hornet may be in the offing, using a tour of the planemaker’s South Carolina factory to send a message to rival defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp.
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Helicopters simulate evacuation of Taiwan president 

Helicopters simulate evacuation of Taiwan president  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Defense minister does not mention president.Two helicopters landed at the new Ministry of National Defense building Friday morning in what media described as a rehearsal for an evacuation of the president in case of a Chinese attack.
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U.S. Marines to be posted at new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Building

U.S. Marines to be posted at new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Building | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. Marines will be stationed at the new de facto American embassy in Neihu later this year.Former AIT Director Stephen Young said in a speech in Washington D.C. that U.S. Marines will be stationed at the new AIT compound when it opens in Neihu later this year.
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Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean Leader's Half Brother

Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean Leader's Half Brother | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Malaysian police made a third arrest on Thursday in their hunt for the people involved in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Flynn quits as national security adviser over talks with Russia

Flynn quits as national security adviser over talks with Russia | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Michael Flynn said he had "inadvertently" briefed Vice President Mike Pence with "incomplete information."
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PWC's 'brave' report forecasts Egypt and Pakistan will surpass Canada's economy by 2050

PWC's 'brave' report forecasts Egypt and Pakistan will surpass Canada's economy by 2050 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The shocking findings — based on GDP purchasing power parity terms — also forecasts India will replace the United States as the world’s second largest economy after China by 2050
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Italian Prosecutors Request Eni CEO, Shell Stand Trial

Italian Prosecutors Request Eni CEO, Shell Stand Trial | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Italian prosecutors are pursuing a criminal trial for Royal Dutch Shell and the chief executive of Italian oil company Eni on charges of corruption tied to a controversial Nigerian deal, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Executives face internal pressure, even threats to quit, unless ties to Trump are severed

Executives face internal pressure, even threats to quit, unless ties to Trump are severed | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Executives face internal pressure, even threats to quit, unless ties to Trump are severed.
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China Fights Pollution with The First Vertical Forest in Asia

China Fights Pollution with The First Vertical Forest in Asia | EconMatters | Scoop.it
By Asia Pop Culture China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers. First stop, Nanjing, th
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Commentary: Meddling in Diaoyu Islands issue doomed to be bad deal for Washington - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Commentary: Meddling in Diaoyu Islands issue doomed to be bad deal for Washington - Xinhua | English.news.cn | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Three days after U.S. defense chief James Mattis' remarks on the Diaoyu Islands in Tokyo, China conducted a new round of regular patrol in the territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, showing the world its firm will and determination to safeguard its national sovereignty.
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Trump reportedly orders EPA to scrub climate change page from website

Trump reportedly orders EPA to scrub climate change page from website | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The report follows Trump's removal of climate change references from White House site.
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Salt Lamp and The Art of Feng Shui

Salt Lamp and The Art of Feng Shui | EconMatters | Scoop.it
By Asia Pop Culture I was at Home Depot sourcing some stuff for a home project and to my surprise found the store actually carries sal
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