The Taiwan Monthly

Dec. 2020

Global Connection

Never waste a good crisis: normalizing the lessons learned from COVID-19

Public health measures and TWSE benchmarks

It has been nine months since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and Taiwan has just marked 230 days without domestic infection last month.


The early containment measures have stopped a potential outbreak, and supported the resiliency of the island’s economy. During the pandemic, the TWSE also operated as robust with record trading value, assuring a bright and vibrant platform for issuers to raise capital and for all who deal with financial risks.


Profitability during the pandemic

As a result, Taiwan’s GDP is expected to expand for 1.56% in 2020. The TWSE-listed companies also continue to payout dividends of more than NTD 1 trillion for the fifth year, while reporting new highs in net profits for 2020Q3.


Riding the waves of change

As adherence to higher Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) standards has become an investor priority, the “Corporate Governance 3.0 - Sustainable Development Roadmap” was implemented in August, with the goal to drive Taiwan’s ESG ecosystem to even greater heights.


The Taiwan FSC has also initiated the “Taiwan Capital Market Roadmap 2021-2023” in November, which is a comprehensive plan to elevate market functions, deepen liquidity and augment innovation.


The TWSE will balance a mix of on-site and online roadshows in 2021 to enhance communication and information sharing. Stay updated on our upcoming events.

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