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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Taiwan's financial regulator said that it would roll out measures to maintain market stability and draft a white paper for President-elect Tsai Ing-wen by May 20.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday as investors grew more concerned over possible further volatility in global markets, particularly after Wall Street took a beating and international oil prices plunged overnight, dealers said.
The Executive Yuan said Wednesday that it cannot guarantee whether a mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and the country's main airport will be inaugurated before May 20, when President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set to assume office.
Taiwan was ranked fifth in the 2015 BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI), up one notch from a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by investment risk analysis firm BlackRock Investment Institute.
The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) invited China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, to form a fifth professional baseball team in Taiwan.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) successfully held the first seminar on the "2016 Corporate Governance Forum -- Insider Trading and Corporate Social Responsibility" for directors and supervisors at Taipei International Convention Center, according to a press release from the TWSE.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DRGs will be postponed: MOHW
Due to the medical community's objection, the launch of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) system will be postponed, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 衛福部) announced Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) set up a command center Tuesday morning to join in the fight against the spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos, placing it to the same category of concern as Ebola and MERS.
Nearly 50 percent of Taiwanese employees said they worked overtime last year for an average of 18.2 hours a month, according to a survey released by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) on Tuesday.
The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday reminded Taiwanese working holiday-goers to prepare travel plans and related documents, should they wish to reenter their working holiday destination under a visa-free program after their working holiday visa expires.
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