Thursday, October 30, 2014
For its involvement in the most recent oil scandal, Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) should step away from the board of Taipei 101 and sell all of its stake in the building, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) said yesterday.
Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of healing as conditions for bank loans ease and demand for loans picks up, a key European Central Bank (ECB) survey showed on Wednesday.
Minister Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) will seek to increase its budget by approximately 8 percent to conduct food safety investigations overseas.
A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled town of Kobani.
The Ministry of Finance yesterday acknowledged the resignation of Wei Ying-chiao (魏應交), chairman of Ting Hsin International Group (頂新) -- one of the main culprits behind the ongoing food safety crisis -- from his post as vice chairman and CEO of Taipei Financial Center Co., which operates the landmark Taipei 101 skyscraper.
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It is "not impossible" for a meeting between leaders of both sides of the Taiwan Strait to take place in the future, yet the meeting will not take place until both sides have agreed on several important issues, a former U.S. official said yesterday in Taipei, 1 Comment
Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months. The declines, however, were likely a temporary soft patch that will likely be followed by a resumption of stronger growth.
Tunisia's well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring that saw the rise of terrorist groups in this North African nation.
Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests by unfurling a sea of umbrellas as student leaders called for direct talks with Beijing officials, the first time such a request has been made.