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Calls to delay decision for resort project on E. coast
Lawmakers and activists urged the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to delay a decision on the fate of the Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) in Taitung County on Thursday.
 
Railway kicks off new healthy bento line, sells out within hour
The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA, 台鐵) new healthy bento boxes sold out within an hour at Taipei Main Station, Thursday morning. Starting today, a limited quantity of 100 healthy bentos will be on offer everyday.
 
Asian stock markets moved cautiously Thursday as worries over the global economy sap confidence but the U.S. dollar held the previous day's gains and oil prices extended a rally.
 
The consumer price index (CPI) was up 0.34 percent in April compared with the previous month and showed a rise of 1.88 percent year-on-year, according to government figures released Thursday.
 
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.021 to close at NT$32.377, in the wake of the weakness of other regional currencies amid concerns over the regional economy, dealers said.
 
Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. (宏達電) said Thursday that it has set up a company in preparation for development of new technology.
 
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Thursday but came off an early low as bargain hunters turned active to take advantage of steep falls seen in recent sessions, dealers said.
 
Foreign residents will soon be allowed to use their Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs) as an accepted form of ID to subscribe to mobile phone services in Taiwan, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said Wednesday.
 
Taiwan should not lose sight of the big picture in its trade relations with the United States, and the importance of American pork is only one of the many trade matters being discussed between the two sides, a U.S. State Department official has said.
 
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Co. (TWSE) has announced that its five seminars with directors and supervisors of TWSE and Taipei Exchange (TPEx)-listed companies as part of the "2016 Corporate Governance Forum -- Insider Trading and Corporate Social Responsibility" have ended in success, according to a press release from the TWSE.
 
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