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Saturday, April 19, 2014
The government is expected to hike the housing tax to cool down surging realty prices, and local realtors and builders have cast doubts on the new policy.
Google announced its partnership with MiTAC Information Technology Corp (神通資訊科技) yesterday to launch its flagship service Google Cloud Platform.
YFY Corp. (永豐餘) recently revealed that its first NPulp facility in Jiangsu province of mainland China has entered mass production, allowing the firm to pioneer the full utilization of whole-straw pulp to produce environmentally friendly packaging materials.
Local property stocks underperformed against the broader market Friday to close down amid fears that Taipei was developing new measures to curb the constant climb of housing prices in the city, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.009 to close at the day's high of NT$30.230 as the local central bank picked up the greenback to help the currency recoup earlier losses, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan failed to remain above the 9,000-point mark at the close of trade as investors locked in their earlier gains, although the index still ended up from the previous day, dealers said.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Taiwan -- Tsai registers for DPP chair election, urges generational shift
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday listed a generation-shift within the party as her chief political promise if she were to win the chairperson elections once more.
Taiwan -- China pact protest may create doubt for trading partners: ex-AIT head
The recent upheaval in Taiwan over the trade-in-services agreement with China could sow doubts among Taiwan's trade partners, a former head of U.S. policy toward Taiwan cautioned Wednesday.
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Taiwan -- Yahoo! to recruit new blood after student protest
Yahoo! will recruit 100 local employees after witnessing the younger generation's potential amid the Sunflower Movement, Yahoo! Inc. Asia-Pacific region Senior Vice President Rose Tsou (鄒開蓮) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Nuke 3 to stop supplying electricity for 10 days
Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said yesterday that following the Third Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2's annual examination began in March, the power plant's Unit 1 will undergo a 10-day construction today to strengthen its earthquake resistance structures, meaning that the power plant will stop supplying electricity for 10 days.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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