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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Taiwan's manufacturing turnover rose by an annual 3.5 percent in 2014 to the highest annual level ever, but investment in fixed assets dropped 0.8 percent, according to statistics published on Monday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Opposition lawmakers yesterday said President Ma Ying-jeou made a unilateral decision to promote Taiwan's entry to the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Shares in Taiwan staged a mild technical rebound Monday after Wall Street stopped a four-session losing streak at the end of last week, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$31.380 as the local central bank's buying helped the greenback recover from its losses earlier in the session, dealers said.
The Taiwan branch of Microsoft Corp. opened a cloud solution laboratory Monday designed to help enterprises set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-style systems with its integrated Azure cloud services.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Taiwan -- Mainland China's M503 route  takes off amid protests in Taiwan
The M503 flight route was officially opened to commercial aircraft yesterday. Online flight tracking sites indicated that Dragonair Flight KA857 was the first aircraft to use the air route, flying from Shanghai en route to Hong Kong.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday implored his subordinates to refrain from using outdated terminology to establish a difference in personal status between people.
Taiwan -- Stricter water rationing to take effect in north
Stricter water rationing measures planned for Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei will take effect next month, even though rainfall in northern Taiwan last week helped raise water levels in Taoyuan's Shihmen Reservoir by almost three meters, officials said Sunday.
The Army Command Headquarters (ACH, 陸軍司令部) yesterday said that it has ordered the immediate removal of a controversial Army recruitment poster and is conducting internal discussions to determine the proper punishment for personnel responsible for creating the poster.
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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that her party is committed to maintaining stability in the Asia-Pacific region, addressing recent concerns raised by a senior U.S. adviser.
  
  
  
  
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