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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tigerair Taiwan, the first Taiwan-based budget carrier to take to the skies with its launch in September, started a new service to Macau on Wednesday amid increasing competition in the low-cost air travel market.
 > Taiwan
Moviegoers in Taiwan will finally get a chance to see “Blind Massage,” the biggest winner at this year's Golden Horse Awards, when it is released in Taiwan in January, thanks to a new regulation.
 > Taiwan
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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met central and eastern European leaders Tuesday in a summit to cement Beijing's plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe.
 > China
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.
Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) was once again named the top Taiwanese global brand for the year on an annual list released Wednesday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
 > Taiwan
Chinese search engine Baidu, the country's equivalent of Google, announced Wednesday it has bought a stake in Uber for an undisclosed sum, as the controversial U.S. web-based taxi app seeks to expand into an already crowded market.
Official figures show Britain's unemployment rate was 6 percent in the three months to October, its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
Committee postpones stock gains tax for 3 years
A legislative committee yesterday approved a three-year delay on a capital gains tax targeting major market players, dashing investor hopes that the tax would be removed.
Even before Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) took over as the fifth premier of the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in six years, he had been expected to lead a “caretaker Cabinet.” The lame duck president humbled in the Nov. 29 local elections is no longer able to push his policies, the argument goes, so all the Ma administration can do is to sit on its hands and wait for the end of the president's term.
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Taiwan's economy will grow 3.43 percent in 2014 and 3.5 percent in 2015, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
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