Friday, July 3, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday to take precautions against dengue fever, as more cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been confirmed recently.
A gay rights group in Taiwan announced Thursday that it will put off a planned march by one week until July 11 out of sympathy for the victims of a fiery explosion in New Taipei last weekend that has left two people dead and nearly 490 others injured.
Taiwan will send a delegation to attend Sao Tome and Principe's independence day celebrations later this month, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Thursday.
Power use reached an all-time high yesterday in Taiwan amid broiling heat, according to the Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電).
Taiwan is not Greece, and is in no danger of becoming the next one.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.050 to close at NT$31.150 after moving in a quiet session ahead of the release of the U.S. non-farm payroll data the following day, dealers said.
The Taiwan unit of Yahoo Inc. said Thursday that its weekly mobile page views have increased by 50 percent since the search engine revamped its mobile version in early June.
Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group (富士康), the world's largest contract electronics maker, will assemble smartphones at its production base in Brazil for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi Inc. (小米), market sources said Wednesday.
Swiss brokerage firm UBS Securities cut its annual target again within a month Thursday for the Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, the TAIEX, from 10,000 to 9,750 points due to potential risk to earnings.
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Thursday as the market failed to overcome the nearest technical resistance ahead of 9,400 points, giving up most of its earlier gains by the close, dealers said.