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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Pilots credit training for smooth landing of jets on freeway
Air Force fighter pilots who completed emergency landings and takeoffs on one of Taiwan's freeways Tuesday said the training they received helped them complete the drill without a hitch despite not having had a chance to practice on an actual roadway.
Wu Poh-hsiung, an honorary chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, was found to have a minor cerebral embolism but is in stable condition, Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VGH) said Tuesday.
The Hon Hai Group said Monday night it would sue DMG Media if it fails to provide scientific evidence on the relations between Hon Hai workers suffering leukemia and their work environment in the company's factory complex in Shenzhen.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Tuesday that due to a major change regarding the operation of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
A concert to be held Tuesday in Taipei to mark the first Tang Prize awards will blend traditional Chinese and Taiwanese opera with Western symphony.
Taiwan -- NT$4.2 bil. in state funds to be injected into local market
As market upswing struggles to find momentum, the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) will soon introduce another NT$4.2 billion of state funds into the local share market to boost daily turnover.
DBS Bank (星展銀行) announced recently that it has been named the “Safest Bank in Asia” for the sixth consecutive year by leading trade publication Global Finance.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Tuesday with the bellwether electronics sector in focus as investors here took hints from heavy losses on the tech-heavy NASDAQ index overnight, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.054 to close at NT$30.160, as the weakness of other regional currencies prompted traders here to dump the local unit in exchange for the greenback, dealers said.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Police in Taichung yesterday received reports from several elderly farmers of suspicious “men in black” that were allegedly looking for the old farmer who filed complaints about tainted oil manufacturer Chang Guann (強冠).
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