Taiwan's manufacturing sector showed signs of improvement in December last year, showing a change from a state of slowdown to stability. According to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research , the composite index of the country's manufacturing sector flashed a green light last month, signalling stability, up from eight straight months of slowdown as indicated by yellow-blue lights. The economic reforms in China and political instability in some Southeast Asian countries are the major risk factors that might influence nation's manufacturing sector this year. The export orders and output by local manufacturers improved during the period, while the index increased to 13.19 points during the period from 11.21previous month, recording highest since January last year stated by Think Tank.
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