Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Japan's economy shrank more than estimated in April-June, revised data showed Monday, piling pressure on the government to delay another sales tax hike, while the central bank faces calls to expand its stimulus.
China's trade surplus surged to a record US$49.8 billion in August, figures showed Monday, as imports saw a surprising fall and export growth slowed in a further sign of softness in the world's second-largest economy.
World number one Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at last, overpowering Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture her sixth U.S. Open crown.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated yesterday that if food manufacturers, shops and restaurants are found continuing to use polluted lard products from Chang Guann (強冠) and Gossho (合將), they will be fined between NT$60,000 and NT$50 million starting from 12:00 a.m. on Sept. 8., 1 Comment
Kong Yen Biotech Co. Ltd. (Kong Yen, 台灣工研), one of the biggest and most famous food manufacturers in Taiwan and owners of the "Gassho" brand held a press conference yesterday acknowledging its involvement in the polluted oil case, apologizing to consumers and promising to recall all affected products as soon as possible., 2 Comments
Heavy fighting around flashpoint cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday threatened the collapse of a tenuous truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels less than 48 hours after it came into force.
The British government scrambled Sunday to pledge greater autonomy for Scotland, after a poll put the pro-independence camp ahead just 11 days before the referendum on separation.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Taiwan Pingtung District Court yesterday decided to detain Guo Lieh-cheng (郭烈成), the prime suspect who reportedly supplied refuse oil to Chang Guann Co. (強冠) to manufacture lard oil.
More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.
Somalia's government warned Saturday of a wave of retaliatory attacks by the country's al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab rebels after their leader was confirmed to have been killed in a U.S. air strike.
In the wake of the waste oil scandal, many companies have started pulling products of questionable quality off the shelf.