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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday.
Manufacturing activity in Taiwan shows signs of expansion, according to the latest data released by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院) Friday that points to an increase in the purchasing managers index (PMI).
Chemical stocks in Taiwan took a dive Friday after a series of gas explosions rocked Kaohsiung Thursday night, killing 25 people and injuring 267, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at the day's high of NT$30.069 after moving within a narrow range amid cautious sentiment ahead of the release of the U.S. non-farm payroll data for July, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan trended lower Friday as investors were affected by a plunge on Wall Street overnight amid concerns over Argentina's latest debt default and the financial problems of a leading Portuguese bank, dealers said.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Chemical stocks in Taiwan took a dive Friday after a series of gas explosions rocked Kaohsiung Thursday night, killing 25 people and injuring 267, dealers said.
The “ocean transportation express zone,” the construction of which was completed in June, will go a long way in helping Taiwan's economic development, said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) yesterday rejected rumors that the 131.17-point tumble at the conclusion of yesterday's session was part of reprisals by foreign institutional investors over the regulator's plans to impose controls on reports published by their analysts.
Housing prices in Greater Taipei and Kaohsiung both dropped in the second quarter, while real estate prices in Taipei fell below the level of a year ago, according to a report released by Cathay Real Estate (國泰建設) yesterday.
Philippine monetary authorities raised key interest rates on Thursday for the first time in more than three years in a “pre-emptive” move to keep inflation under control.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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