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Friday, November 27, 2015
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has recently developed new algorithms that utilize big data for intelligent decision-making.
Economics Minister John Chen-chung Deng (鄧振中) said Thursday that Taiwan prioritizes a trade-in-goods agreement with China over the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the moment, adding that he hopes talks on the trade pact with mainland China will make a breakthrough by the end of this year.
 > Taiwan
A 71-year-old mainland China journalist imprisoned on a state secrets conviction was released for medical reasons after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing, her lawyers and state media said.
 > China
Lawrence Ng, entrepreneur and co-founder of, launched OnRamp Fund, a US$10 million incubator that invests in early stage startups. Unlike other funds that invest in a large number of startups, OnRamp Fund's focus is to help its portfolio companies achieve critical milestones by working closely with select entrepreneurial teams, according to the organization.
Taiwan Textile Federation celebrates organization's 40 years of innovation
The Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF, 中華民國紡織業拓展會) celebrated its 40 year anniversary Wednesday.
 > Taiwan
The Taipei Exchange (TPEx), which promotes over-the counter trading of securities in Taiwan, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Securities Exchange to help emerging enterprises find more funding.
 > Taiwan
Nestlé promotes vegetable and fruit consumption via 'garden to table' initiative
Nestlé Taiwan, the local branch of the international food and beverage company, held a event for the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Programme 2015 on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to raise nutrition and health knowledge.
Real estate sector rebounds in October: think tank
The economic index for the real estate industry jumped 5.78 points to 80.24 in October, the highest mark this year so far, according to a report released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
 > Taiwan
Along with Taipei's sky-high housing prices, buying a parking space in the capital city is a very costly endeavor, with the most expensive one priced at NT$8.2 million (US$252,392), according to surveys conducted by local realtors.
Shares in Taiwan made a significant comeback Thursday as investors scrambled to buy into large-cap stocks across the board, taking advantage of relatively low valuations caused by losses seen in recent sessions, dealers said.
 > Taiwan
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