Friday, September 4, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.039 to close at NT$32.801 as Taiwan's central bank continued its intervention to vault the greenback back into positive territory by the close, dealers said.
Joseph Lin (林書緯), the younger brother of Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin (林書豪), led his team to victory with a game-high 19 points in his Taiwan hoops debut on Wednesday night.
The various ballistic missiles displayed by mainland China at a massive military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II defeat fully demonstrated Beijing's strategic ambitions, experts said Thursday.
Mega International Commercial Bank (兆豐商銀), the banking flagship of Mega Financial Holding Co. (兆豐金), said Thursday that it is scheduled to open a branch in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in early 2016, eyeing an increase in business opportunities in the Middle East.
Fuel prices in Taiwan are expected increase next week after a recent technical rebound in international crude oil prices, but concerns over a supply glut remained in place, market sources said Thursday.
Top officials from both sides of the Taiwan Strait who are in charge of their countries' respective cross-strait policies could meet this month, informed sources said Thursday.
The government has devised measures for the cleaning and disinfection of poultry transport vehicles and cages or crates to help prevent avian influenza from spreading, the Council of Agriculture said.
Eight same-sex couples are among 131 couples that have registered to take part in an Oct. 24 mass wedding sponsored by the Taipei City government.
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Shares in Taiwan closed higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by a strong technical rebound on Wall Street overnight in the wake of a U.S. Federal Reserve report signaling optimism toward the U.S. economic climate, dealers said.
Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, is in talks with mainland Chinese smartphone brand OPPO to roll out smartphones in India, according to a report by India's Economic Times.