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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Taiwan's primary interests in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks are finance, telecommunications, shipping, electronic commerce and short-term business travel, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday as participating countries prepare for the next round of negotiations on Monday.
Shares in Taiwan recovered most of their early losses Friday as bargain hunters turned active after seeing the market's benchmark index fall below the 9,300-point mark, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$31.120 as the United States reported lower-than-expected non-farm payroll data for June overnight, dealers said.
The aviation authorities of Taiwan and mainland China have decided to boost the number of regularly scheduled nonstop flights across the Taiwan Strait to 890 per week from the current 840, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) said Friday.
The 2015 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (台灣美食展) opens July 17 with themed pavilions, cooking demos by top chefs and a feast of free samples.
Taiwan's electronic toll collection (ETC) system has won an award given by the U.S.-based International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), according to the National Freeway Bureau on Friday.
Asian markets mostly retreated Friday ahead of the weekend's Greek referendum that could decide its eurozone future, while Shanghai plunged almost 6 percent, at the end of another torrid week for mainland investors.
The U.S. dollar was under pressure Friday following a mixed U.S. jobs report that has investors questioning the likelihood of a September interest rate hike, while the euro was little changed ahead of this weekend's Greek bailout referendum.
Oil prices eased in Asia Friday ahead of a weekend bailout reform referendum in Greece that could determine its future in the eurozone.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Taiwan's purchasing managers index (PMI) fell again last month, dropping 0.3 points to 50.8, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院) reported yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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