The Taiwan Monthly

Oct. 2018

Global Connection

TWSE and Credit Suisse co-hosted the 19th Annual Asian Technology Conference in Taipei

To provide an outstanding forum for global institutional investors and business leaders to network and exchange insight, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) jointly hosted the Asian Technology Conference (ATC) in Taipei on September 5 to 7 with Credit Suisse. Over 300 institutional investors and senior leaders from some 110 corporates were invited.

Commenting to global institutional investors on the strength and depth of Taiwan’s equity markets at this year’s ATC, Lih-Chung Chien, President of the TWSE, said: “Even as global markets declined this year, the Taiwan stock market was still an outstanding performer, recording a 3.96% increase as of August 31, outpacing other stock markets across Asia. Taiwan-listed companies have robust fundamentals and their revenues and net income before taxes totalled NTD 13.6 trillion and NTD 1.9 trillion in the first half of 2018, up 8.3% and 17.5% compared to the same period a year earlier.”

Mr. Chien added: “The Financial Supervisory Commission launched the new Corporate Governance Roadmap this April to attract international long-term funds. The TWSE also urges listed companies to strengthen information disclosure, deepen their corporate governance culture and maintain investor relationships.”

 “Since 1999, the ATC has been a premier platform for exchanging views and observations on the latest technology trends and investment opportunities in Asia,” said Carsten Stoehr, CEO for Greater China and Head of Financing, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse. “The three-day conference presents an unrivaled opportunity for investors to meet CEOs and senior executives from leading technology companies and rising entrepreneurs in the region to gain valuable acumen into the macro demand outlook and the prospects for emerging technologies,” he added.

 “This year’s ATC takes place against the backdrop of a challenging market environment. Despite this, we continued to see strong participation from both investors and corporates. We are confident that the ATC will once again provide invaluable perspectives from corporates on the critical trends in the broad technology spectrum and the implications of the Sino-US trade tension, as well as help investors to navigate through these volatile markets,” Mr. Stoehr concluded.

 This year’s ATC featured a diverse range of leading and emerging Asian technology companies across almost all the sub-sectors in the technology space, including personal computer hardware manufacturing, semiconductors, Internet and software, as well as equipment and component suppliers. Selected US- and European-listed technology corporates also presented at the conference, along with leading Taiwanese companies in the consumer, financial, healthcare, infrastructure and telecom sectors. 


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