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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Chinese investment in Africa fell by more than 40 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2015, officials said Tuesday, as the Asian giant's slowing growth dents its commodity demand.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Japan's economy slipped into recession for the second time since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power nearly three years ago, data showed Monday, dealing a fresh blow to his drive to kick start weak growth and end years of deflation.
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Legislature to vote on capital gains tax today: party leaders
Leaders of Legislature's party caucuses have agreed to put Taiwan's capital gains tax on shares trading to a final vote today.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) got preliminary approval from the Legislature yesterday to modify the Labor Standards Law (勞動基準法) to limit non-competition agreements to under two years; employers would also be required to pay reasonable compensation to the employee over the period.
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has received four prizes at this year's R&D 100 Awards in Las Vegas, winning for the eighth consecutive year at the "Oscars of Invention," as they are widely known.
Shares in Taiwan plummeted more than 100 points in Monday morning trade as stocks in the shipping and tourism sectors suffered in the wake of a terrorist attack in Paris, but the bourse recovered later in the session, although it was unable to regain the 8,300-point mark.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, reported on Monday an after-tax net profit of NT$37.86 billion (US$1.15 billion) for the third quarter, the highest ever for the company in the quarter.
The Grand Prize in the seventh Taiwan International Graphic Design Award has been awarded to Victor Branding Design Corp., the first Taiwanese company to win the top prize.
Taiwanese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generate the highest revenue from exports in 13 markets around the world, the results of a survey commissioned by express delivery service FedEx Express show.
The Australian and New Zealand stock markets began trading lower Monday after becoming the first markets in developed economies to open since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people.
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