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Friday, May 22, 2015
St. Lucia, one of Taiwan's Caribbean diplomatic allies, is set to open an embassy in Taiwan in June, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official responsible for Latin and Central American affairs said Thursday.
A new government regulation on the labeling of genetically modified food will not be enforced until July 1, health authorities said after announcing that the rules would take effect June 1.
Taiwan -- Fear of default mounts after Taipei Dome suspension
Farglory Group (遠雄) said it is communicating with banks backing the suspended Taipei Dome project as fears mount over a potential loan default.
The Taiwan International Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering Show (Horeca, 台灣國際飯店暨餐飲設備用品展) has broken a record by attracting more than 180 exhibitors to join the show, using up to 600 booths at TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 (世貿一館), ......
The Executive Yuan said Thursday that a capital gains scheme targeting the local property market is scheduled to go into effect in 2016, with Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) saying that this will be a milestone in Taiwan's tax reforms.
Shares in Taiwan came under heavy pressure to end below the 9,600-point mark Thursday as selling focused on the financial sector amid worries over an increase in non-performing loans, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$30.650 on reduced concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off an interest rate hike cycle in June, dealers said.
Economics Minister John Deng (鄧振中) departed for the Philippines Thursday to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade.
Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air, which started operations in Taiwan last year, said Thursday it will provide two more round-trip services per week between Taipei and Ho Chi Minh, starting next month.
Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) recently initiated a campaign to promote its Facebook fan page, in an attempt to enhance communication with the public.
HSBC Bank (China) opened a branch in Fuzhou yesterday, making it the first international bank to offer services in the China (Fujian) pilot "free-trade zone."
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City halts work on Dome
The Taipei City Government yesterday ordered Farglory Group (遠雄集團) to halt construction on the Taipei Dome (臺北大巨蛋) project immediately.
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The government may call off phase-two water rationing in Northern Taiwan this week after heavy rains fell into the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫).
Taiwan -- Central Taiwan most affected by plum rain front: CWB
Central Taiwan had recorded the most significant rainfall as of early Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a strong plum rain front currently affecting the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
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