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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Vietnamese Student Association of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has been selling Vietnamese sandwiches online in an effort to raise money to help a student to pay his medical bills.
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Taiwanese musician Hung Chien-chun recently grabbed the top prize at the Bertold Hummel- Wettbewerb flute competition in Germany.
Switch to IFRS won't come with higher taxes, says MOF
All profit-seeking enterprises in Taiwan must prepare their financial statements using the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) starting Jan. 1. The Finance Ministry said the switch would not come with higher taxes.
Shares in Taiwan staged a strong rebound Tuesday as large-cap stocks attracted bargain hunters to take advantage of their latest heavy losses recorded a session earlier, dealers said.
Taiwan's purchasing managers index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector fell for the fifth consecutive month in November, with all of the main factors in the index reflecting continued economic sluggishness.
A move by the International Monetary Fund to include mainland China's yuan into the IMF's reserve basket -- the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) -- on Nov. 30 is expected to prompt central banks in the world to raise the Chinese currency in their portfolios, Standard Chartered Bank said Tuesday.
Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩), one of Taiwan's leading PC brands, said Tuesday that the company has added two new chief operating officers as part of its efforts to improve its management structure.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$32.832, a new high in a the week, after Taiwan's central bank picked up the U.S. currency in the late trading session, helping the unit reverse its early losses, dealers said.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Five more countries grant Taiwan visa privileges
Taiwanese passport holders can now obtain visa waivers, landing visas or e-visas to 158 countries and territories after five more countries recently granted Taiwan such privileges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Two Taiwanese intelligence officers who were imprisoned by mainland China for nearly a decade were released and returned to Taiwan last month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
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