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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Transactions of residential and commercial property in Kaohsiung fell more than 20 percent in August compared to a month earlier, a result of July's deadly gas explosions, market statistics showed Saturday.
CTBC Life Insurance Co., the insurance arm of Taiwan's CTBC Financial Holding Co., has decided to acquire an almost 20 percent stake in China's ABC Life Insurance Co.
The possible buy-out of Singapore-based integrated circuit packaging and testing provider STATS ChipPAC Ltd. by a Chinese competitor is unlikely to affect Taiwanese firms' competitive edge in the global market for the services, analysts said Saturday.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Minimum wage to exceed NT$20,000
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year.
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President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that Taiwan's economy as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises have benefited from the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).
Tax revenues in the first seven months reached a new high of NT$1.19 trillion, with securities trading tax revenues surging 34.3 percent to hit a three-year high of NT$54.1 billion.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Friday, extending losses from a session earlier in the wake of losses posted on Wall Street overnight amid renewed geopolitical concerns related to Ukraine, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at the day's high of NT$29.970 as the greenback recouped its earlier losses on the back of local central bank intervention, dealers said.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會), Taiwan's top financial regulator, expects the number of small businesses registered on the local incubation board to hit 300 in four years.
Chunghwa Telecom introduces new 4G deals
With growing competition in the 4G market, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT, 中華電信) yesterday announced its new 4G data plan deals, increasing allowed data use while lowering prices, hoping to attract more customers.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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