Tablet sales help boost Taiwan's September exports
31 October 2012 Last updated at 05:40 GMT
Taiwan has once again cut its full-year growth forecast.
The island now expects its economy to expand by about 1.1% in 2012, compared to its previous estimate of 1.7%.
Taiwan's economy is export-dependent, leaving it heavily exposed to effects of the global economic slowdown. But as Cindy Sui reports, there are some hopes for a turnaround.