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Thursday, September 18, 2014
A new cost-competitive 28-nanometer process developed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台灣積體電路) may help the world's largest contract chip maker gain more market share, according to Germany's Deutsche Bank AG.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.026 to close at NT$30.134 amid expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep its key interest rates low, dealers said.
A recent report from National Development Council (NDC, 國家發展委員) showed that population growth in Taiwan is expected to start falling in 2022, four years earlier than expected.
Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Wednesday as the bellwether electronics sector made a comeback in the wake of gains posted on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Oil scandal causes NT$5 bil. loss: Duh
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion — about 1 percent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue.
The nation's peak power use occurred at 1:42 p.m. yesterday, reaching 34,328 MW, with the operating reserve pegged at 4.56 percent, raising fears that Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will implement electricity rationing. The reserve percentage was an improvement to that of the day before, however.
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
U.S. President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.
Taiwan -- Pingtung County leadership apologizes over recycled oil
Pingtung County Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻) apologized yesterday over an ongoing food safety scare that originated in part with an unlicensed factory in his county.
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A total of 86 substitute conscripts will soon be posted overseas as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) diplomatic service mission, the ministry announced yesterday.
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