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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Having hosted 92 international congresses in 2014, Taipei is ranked the 20th-most popular convention destination in the world, according to annual statistics released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
April unemployment down to 3.63%, lowest for month in 15 years
Taiwan's jobless rate stood at 3.63 percent in April, down 0.09 percentage points from March and 0.28 points from a year earlier, government statistics showed Friday.
Led by Apple-concept shares, shares in Taiwan opened higher on Friday and sustained their momentum for much of the morning before a slide in the early afternoon limited their gains at the close.
The Bank of Japan on Friday held off launching more stimulus as its chief said the world's number-three economy was on the upswing, days after data showed stronger-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
India's finance minister acknowledged Friday that the government could miss its deadline to implement a key tax law amid criticism of the pace of economic reforms after a year in office.
Australia must pour more money into transport systems or risk gridlock in its biggest cities costing more than AU$53 billion (US$42 billion) a year, an infrastructure audit published Friday found.
The yen rose against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire on further easing measures, after the economy grew more than expected in the first quarter.
Oil prices fell in Asia Friday, unwinding sharp gains in the previous session that were fueled by hopes that a global supply glut could end soon.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) should partner with Chinese entrepreneurs to develop opportunities created by the "One Belt, One Road" (一帶一路) initiative, former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) said yesterday in Greater Kaohsiung.
Fear of default mounts after Taipei Dome suspension
Farglory Group (遠雄) said it is communicating with banks backing the suspended Taipei Dome project as fears mount over a potential loan default.
  
  
  
  
  
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