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Thursday, April 23, 2015
The model and celebrity Peng Hsin-yi (彭馨逸), a TV host and movie actress known by her stage name Cindy (楊又穎), was found at her residence Tuesday in what police described the following day as an apparent suicide.
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Taiwan -- Celebrity Peng Hsin-yi dies in apparent suicide
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) yesterday announced that it would be kicking off the national energy saving competition, and is offering a total of NT$22.5 million in prize money for people who succeed in saving the most energy.
Semiconductor solution provider Hermes Microvision's (HMI, 漢微科) shares topped NT$2,000 to hit a new record on the over-the-counter (OTC) market yesterday.
Taiwan -- March unemployment stands at 3.72%
Taiwan's jobless rate hit 3.72 percent in March, up by 0.03 percentage points from February but down by 0.31 percentage points from a year earlier, government statistics showed Wednesday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) held the first "Networking Event for TWSE-listed Companies" to promote interaction and exchange between TWSE-listed companies, as well as the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at the Taipei International Convention Center on Monday.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.060 to close at NT$31.113 as the local currency followed its regional counterparts in moving higher against the greenback, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Wednesday with the help of the bellwether electronics sector, which staged a technical rebound on active bargain hunting after the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted gains overnight, dealers said.
Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said Wednesday that cooperation in the capital markets across the Taiwan Strait should be implemented in a gradual manner.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Farglory Group (遠雄集團) President Tang Chia-feng (湯佳峰) said that it would be impossible to dismantle the Taipei Dome or change contractors, in accordance with the BOT agreement signed with Taipei City. In a press conference organized by Farglory, company Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) blasted Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) over continued uncertainties toward the completion of the Taipei Dome,
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Taiwan -- Stornaway to cease operations over pesticide in tea
Tainan City's Department of Health yesterday ordered beverage chain Stornaway (英國藍) to suspend operations at its 96 branches nationwide after its black tea was found to contain pesticide residue for the second time in two weeks,
A research team at prestigious National Taiwan University (NTU) has developed a non-invasive technology that can help detect melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancers, by up to six months earlier than usual.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) is ditching Google Inc.'s Android Wear operating system, as the company's new fitness-focused smartwatch runs on its home-developed OS, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Taiwan -- University brews up artificial civet coffee with even more flavor
The National Pingtung University of Science and Technology announced yesterday that it has invented the biochemical version of the much-coveted civet coffee that is costly because of the extraordinary manner the coffee is produced.
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Taiwanese people aged 15 and over are less likely to be physically active than the citizens of most members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an official with Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration said Tuesday.
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