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54 pages

Published

July 2017

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On a semi-annual basis

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Taiwan’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Taiwan’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Taiwan’s population?
  • How has the structure of Taiwan’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Taiwan’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Which sectors matter most to the economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Taiwan compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Taiwan’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Taiwan’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Taiwan compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Taiwan changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Taiwan?
  • How are Taiwan’s competitive factors compared to those of comparable economies?
  • Is it easy to do business in Taiwan?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Taiwan?
  • How good is Taiwan in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Taiwan’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Taiwan?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Taiwan?
  • How is income distributed in Taiwan and how does it compare to others?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Taiwan’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Taiwan’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How does the latest quarterly GDP growth for Taiwan compare to others? What were the key drivers for the Taiwan’s economy?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Taiwan’s economy in the last full year?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Taiwan’s economy over the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Taiwan’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth expectation changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Taiwan’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Taiwan and how does it compare with others?
  • What is the current stance on the country’s monetary policy?
  • What is the risk/reward for holding default risk-free asset in Taiwan?
  • What is the risk in Taiwan’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Taiwan?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Taiwan?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Taiwan have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the TWD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Taiwan and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency