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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Shares in Taiwan closed higher in the wake of gains posted on Wall Street overnight, in particular after the S&P 500 index breached 2,000 points for the first time ever, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.041 to close at NT$29.985 as local exporters cut their greenback holdings in exchange for the local currency to meet fund demand near the end of the month, dealers said.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said that as labor groups and the business sector have gradually reached a consensus over the issue of allowing all laborers to have at least two days off per week, his ministry will draft a new bill regarding the issue by the end of this year, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
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The Presidential Office yesterday urged the nation to patiently await the results of the investigation into former Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and avoid making speculations that would harm the nation's interests.
Taiwan -- CIB to Thai police: help nab murder suspect
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday said it has asked its Thai counterpart for assistance in tracking the whereabouts of Hsieh Yuan-hsin (謝源信) — the main suspect in the murder of billionaire Shih Chia-chin (施家金).
Taiwan -- Popular temple opens doors as usual without smoke, vendors
The doors to Taipei's iconic Xing Tian Temple (行天宮) opened as normal at 4 a.m. Tuesday, but gone for the first time was the smoke from burning incense that had filled the halls and corridors of the popular religious site for almost a half century.
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The National Immigration Agency (NIA) stated yesterday that it plans to increase the stay of mainland China's individual visitors from 15 to 30 days if they come to travel in Taiwan for a second time. However, further deliberation of the plan is necessary as there are still some concerns.
Reports indicate that two state-run enterprises are poised to battle over a government construction project to build a natural gas terminal servicing northern Taiwan.
Seventy-five percent of employers in Taiwan are willing to hire new college graduates, with 76 percent of them offering NT$25,000 or higher as a starting salary, according to the results of a survey released by a manpower agency Tuesday.
South Korean actress Ha Ji-won will kick off her Asia fan meeting tour in Taiwan in October, according to South Korean media.
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