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Friday, February 27, 2015
Taiwan -- Foxconn targets 70% automation in 3 years: Gou
Foxconn's Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, yesterday said he hopes 70 percent of assembly can be automated within three years.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest mobile provider, gave an assurance Thursday that its customers' privacy remains secure, despite the alleged hacking of SIM card encryption keys based on technology of Gemalto, ..........
Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum formed a taskforce during a meeting earlier this month to push for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), a Taiwanese official who attended the meeting in the Philippines said Thursday.
Shares in Taiwan pulled back Thursday as investors locked in gains they had built up in recent sessions, with selling focusing on the bellwether electronics sector, in particular semiconductor stocks, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.029 to close at NT$31.503 as the local central bank stepped onto the trading floor to help the greenback recoup most of its earlier losses at the end of the session, dealers said.
The Orders and Shipping Report of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has revealed that the orders value of semiconductor equipment manufacturers in North America in January averaged at US$131 million, ...............
Founder of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (雲門舞集) Lin Hwai-min (林懷民) recently led 37 dancers from the group on a trip to Singapore aboard a China Airlines (CAL) plane that was decorated in tribute to the dance group.
Citibank Taiwan released the 2014 Health Check for Personal Finances (個人財務健檢) on Wednesday, Feb. 25, which displayed a 52.1-percent increase compared to 2013.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Cabinet on alert after terrorism threat
Responding to a Twitter posting from an alleged IS-affiliated account that included a photo depicting Taipei's cityscape burning, the Executive Yuan responded by saying that they have activated emergency anti-terrorism contact mechanisms since learning about the online posting yesterday evening.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday at the party's weekly Central Standing Committee (CSC, 中常會) meeting that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) “is no doubt a KMT comrade” and that Wang's membership appeal is confirmed to no longer need the involvement of lawyers.
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