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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Taiwan -- Pingtung gov't leaks info to Wei-Chuan
It was discovered yesterday that the Pingtung Public Health Bureau was responsible for giving Wei-Chuan Food Co. (味全) a government document containing classified information revealing that the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) was already aware that the oil Wei-Chuan imported from Vietnam was tainted; the document also said the government would carry out investigations before taking any action against the company.
Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 3.78 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter, beating an earlier government estimate of a 3.62 percent annual increase made in August, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.
HK protesters mull taking to Beijing's streets
Hong Kong's democracy protesters are considering traveling to Beijing to directly petition Communist authorities as the Chinese capital hosts U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders at an upcoming summit.
U.S. consumers cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Burkina Faso leader refuses to quit after day of violence
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze.
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Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.
Taiwan -- Prosecutors indict Wei, seek 30 years in prison
The Taiwan Changhua District Court has not yet decided whether to continue the detention of the former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) as of press time, yesterday.
Ting Hsin was ordered to compensate the Dr. Chiang chain of health food shops (江醫師追求零無染舖子) NT$1 billion for causing economic loss after a Taipei court found that Dr. Chiang has suffered ever since the chain bought tainted oil from Ting Hsin and used it in its own, reputedly non-tainted line of products.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.
The U.S. Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market -- a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.
Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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