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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Representatives of the 2014 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival organized by the Taipei City government made their last China stop in Shanghai Wednesday to promote the 10th anniversary of the annual festival.
Following former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei's (潘世偉) exit from the Cabinet in July, the Executive Yuan yesterday announced its latest personnel shuffle, naming Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) to fill Pan's vacated position.
Taiwan -- Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen named new labor minister
Shares of LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工) staged a strong technical rebound Wednesday after a recent plunge caused by concerns over the impact of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung for which the company has been blamed, plus heavy losses recorded for the first half of this year, dealers said.
AT&T Inc., the second-biggest U.S. wireless carrier, confirmed Wednesday it will sell the Windows version of the HTC One M8, a day after its bigger rival Verizon Wireless began selling the new flagship phone.
The output value of Taiwan's integrated circuit (IC) packaging and testing sector could rise more than 5 percent in the third quarter from a quarter earlier because of peak season effects, according to a government research report.
Cathay Life Insurance (國泰人壽) yesterday announced that the company has purchased a prime property in London, marking the first acquisition by a Taiwanese life insurance carrier since the Financial Supervision Commission's (FSC,金融監督管理委員會) approval of overseas real estate investments for the sector.
Taiwan's export orders totaled US$38.18 billion in July, up 5.7 percent year-on-year and marked a six-month growing streak, based on a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.047 after moving in a narrow range on thin turnover, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan extended gains Wednesday from a session earlier as buying rotated to the financial sector, which had been lagging behind the broader market, dealers said.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Actor issues apology after arrest in Beijing
Following Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung's (柯震東) arrest in Beijing for using marijuana, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday aired video footage showing the actor's tearful apology to the public for “setting a negative example.”
  
  
  
  
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