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Friday, April 25, 2014
Sales generated by the local commercial sector for the first quarter of this year rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier on the back of a recovery in domestic commercial activity, according the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Thursday.
Taiwan's leading chief financial officers (CFOs) are more bullish on 2014 growth prospects compared with last year, but identify financial market risk and uncertainty in the domestic economy as the primary challenges to achieving higher revenue and profitability targets.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Lin may face 'forced' hospitalization
Should his hunger strike render him unconscious, anti-nuclear advocate Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) will be rushed to the hospital regardless of his wishes, local media outlets reported yesterday.
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Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday reiterated the R.O.C's sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
Taiwan -- Maximum housing tax to be raised to 3.6%
A legislative committee yesterday approved an amendment to increase maximum housing taxes from 2 percent to 3.6 percent.
Housing taxes could be subject to new rates by May of next year if an amendment aimed at pulling down extreme housing prices clears the Legislature, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford said Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Tsay released by police with residence limitation
Referendum Alliance leader Tsay Ting-kuei (蔡丁貴) yesterday was released by the police with limitation on his residence after being questioned for attempting to push the barricades away in front of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday night.
The return on investment for Taiwan's commercial real estate market has been low in the past two years, and many investors have switched their investment targets to New York, London and Tokyo, among others, according to a real estate consultancy.
Asia's largest computer show will focus this year on smart living technologies and applications, from 3D printers to wearable devices, according to one of the organizers of Computex Taipei.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品藥物管理署) released its latest border inspection report yesterday, which listed the most recent efforts in confiscating and preventing contaminated foreign goods from entering Taiwan.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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