Editorial: A rocky Year of the Rooster ahead

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/02
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Lunar New Year is an occasion to meet relatives and old friends and celebrate a

President Tsai Ing-wen. (By Central News Agency)

new beginning with them, no matter under which sign the new year resorts.

In any event, the Year of the Rooster looks like not being an easy time for Taiwan. The first clearly inauspicious signs came from the stock market, which atypically ended its opening session with a fall, even if only by 0.2 percent, for the first time in three years.

A survey pertained to show that consumer confidence was the lowest in four years, with all six sub-indexes falling, especially the one related to the job market. Nevertheless, that particular sub-index was still the only one indicating optimism, but barely.    [FULL  STORY]

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