The recent collapse of U.S. regional banks might not grow into a global financial crisis given their small scale and less complex assets, but more peers might turn into zombie banks if not properly regulated, the central bank said on Facebook, Taipei Times reported. Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) bankruptcy might not lead to a systemic crisis like Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest U.S.
Taiwan's government is considering fining tech giant Foxconn up to T$25 million ($835,600) over its investment in a Chinese chip conglomerate without first getting regulatory approval, two sources briefed on the matter said on Friday, Reuters reported. Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, said this week it has become a shareholder in embattled Chinese chip conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup via a 5.38 billion yuan ($797 million) investment by a subsidiary.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has sent inspectors to investigate the finances of the Chang Jung Girls’ Senior High School in Tainan after school dean Tai Chih-hsun confirmed that the school is on the brink of insolvency and cannot pay its faculty, the Taipei Times reported. In August, the school’s board of directors declared a salary cut, which led to the dismissal of two board members: Wang Chao-ching, who doubled as the school’s dean, and Chen Tsung-yen, the deputy minister of the interior.