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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Like any other office worker living in Seoul, Kate Lee spends more than an hour commuting to work on public transport every morning. The difference is that her office is located 140 kilometers south of Seoul, in Daejeon city.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Nepal's external debt increased by 16.86 billion repees in the first quarter of the fiscal year as the rupee plunged against the U.S. dollar and Special Drawing Rights (SDR), Nepal's Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO) has said.
About 52.5 percent of Taiwan's office workers have negative experiences with their employers after tendering their resignation, according to the results of a recent survey.
ILO pushes Bangladesh on factory safety
The International Labour Organization yesterday urged Bangladesh to complete the remediation process in the garment sector as soon as possible to save the sector from any future catastrophe.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy
The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) announced recently the criteria for the public listing of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures. Venture capital companies meeting the aforementioned criteria may, with immediate effect, apply for public listing according to the relevant regulations, according to a press release of the TWSE.
Local economic growth in 2015 lowest in 6 years
On the back of worse-than-expected exports and domestic consumption, the government tuned down Taiwan's 2015 GDP growth to 0.85 percent, the lowest figure in six years.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.133 to close at NT$33.705 as traders reacted to the strength of other regional currencies and bought into the local currency throughout the session, dealers said.
Virtual reality dominates annual Taipei Game Show, says TCA
Virtual reality (VR) is dominating the 2016 Taipei Game Show, which kicked off on Thursday and will run through Feb. 2, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association (TCA)
Shares in Taiwan jumped Friday to close above the 8,000 point mark as buying focused on large cap stocks, in particular in the financial sector, which had been hammered by worry over overseas investments amid global volatility, dealers said.
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