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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Tuesday, extending losses from a session earlier, as the bellwether electronics sector continued a downtrend, with investors pocketing recent gains, dealers said.
Far Glory Life Insurance Co. (遠雄人壽) on Monday reported earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.87 and a NT$3.67-billion net income for June, a sizeable 128-percent sequential growth, placing third and fourth among its peers in Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Chunghwa Telecom eyes 40% 4G market share in two years
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday it plans to boost its share in the country's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband market to 40 percent in two years, given the high market potential.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) expressed the hope Tuesday that the number of subscribers to Taiwan's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband services will increase at a faster pace than projected by a government plan for the sector's expansion.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Taiwan -- Ma urges cooperation between both camps
On the final day of the National Conference on Economic and Trade Affairs (經貿國是會議), President Ma Ying-jeou underscored the need for the ruling party and the opposition to work together for the sake of Taiwan's economic future.
Taiwan has strongly condemned Chinese obstruction at an academic conference in Portugal and said it has hurt cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
Taiwan -- Farglory chairman defends against bribery charges
Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) yesterday told local media reporters that he was forced and demanded by former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) and college professor Tsai Jen-hui (蔡仁惠) to give the money, stressing that he did not take the initiative to bribe the two men.
National Development Council (NDC) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) yesterday said as the Taiwanese grow concerned over cross-strait trade progress, the NDC will strengthen national security risk management, publish a “cross-strait risk red book” annually and establish an evaluation system of China's influence on Taiwan's politics and economics.
Taiwan -- Protest staged in Taipei against US, Israel over Gaza conflict
Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Taipei yesterday to voice opposition to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that have reportedly caused over 1,000 deaths, mostly civilian, and urged the United States to stop its military assistance to Israel.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that the former head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in the United States had failed to pass a required polygraph test.
  
  
  
  
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