Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟), a social welfare group, yesterday protested a new government policy that will allow slightly disabled people aged 85 and older to hire foreign caretakers.
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Asian markets mostly fell again Tuesday, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after its heaviest one-day loss in more than eight years.
Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world's biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year.
Oil prices fell further in Asia Tuesday after a plunge in Chinese stocks jolted global markets and added to fears about an oversupply of the commodity.
The U.S. dollar recovered slightly against the yen Tuesday, although gains were limited as investors remain on edge after a sharp plunge in Chinese stock markets hit risk sentiment.
Kuwait has called on Saudi Arabia to resume production at a disputed border oil field, saying its neighbor will be held responsible for revenue losses, reports said Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
With the endgame in sight to what could be the world's most ambitious trade deal, critics fear a controversial mechanism to protect investors will strengthen the hand of big business while eroding national sovereignty.
Shanghai stocks plummeted 8.48 percent on Monday, their biggest fall for more than eight years and defying government efforts to prop up the market as investors worry such support may not last and prospects for the broader economy dim.
Mainland China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.
The Investment Commission (投審會) yesterday approved 12 investment applications including US$2.7 billion worth of foreign projects by R.O.C. nationals, the most recorded in a single month.