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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Taiwan -- Howard Hotels announces leadership shift
Taiwan hospitality brand Howard Hotels (福華大飯店), a family business, announced on June 30 that it will begin to shift board seats to its third generation.
The aviation authorities of Taiwan and mainland China have decided to boost the number of regularly scheduled nonstop flights across the Taiwan Strait to 890 per week from the current 840, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) said Friday.
The 2015 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (台灣美食展) opens July 17 with themed pavilions, cooking demos by top chefs and a feast of free samples.
The "Stocks Cup 2015 Second Nationwide Badminton Ranked Competition" (證券盃104年第二次全國羽球排名賽競賽) sponsored by the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE), will begin on July 28 for seven days of hectic, fast-paced matches at Taichung Feng Chia University's gymnasium.
Taiwan's electronic toll collection (ETC) system has won an award given by the U.S.-based International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), according to the National Freeway Bureau on Friday.
Asian markets mostly retreated Friday ahead of the weekend's Greek referendum that could decide its eurozone future, while Shanghai plunged almost 6 percent, at the end of another torrid week for mainland investors.
The U.S. dollar was under pressure Friday following a mixed U.S. jobs report that has investors questioning the likelihood of a September interest rate hike, while the euro was little changed ahead of this weekend's Greek bailout referendum.
Oil prices eased in Asia Friday ahead of a weekend bailout reform referendum in Greece that could determine its future in the eurozone.
Friday, July 3, 2015
A second victim severely injured during last Saturday's color dust water park fire succumbed to his wounds yesterday at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. During a late afternoon press conference, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) confirmed that 184 victims from the incident remain in critical condition.
Taiwan -- Water park explosion, fire claim a second life
Taiwan -- TransAsia captain shut down only operating engine: report
A factual data report released by the Aviation Safety Council (ASC,飛安會) yesterday showed that the pilots may have been responsible for the TransAsia Airways crash on Feb. 4 that claimed the lives of 43 passengers and crew after they pulled the wrong throttle, shutting down the sole working engine.
  
  
  
  
  
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