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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Taiwan's export orders in June grew over 10 percent year-on-year, reflecting improving external demand as the global economic recovery continues to gain steam, according to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ)
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday as buying rotated to select high-tech stocks such as personal computer firms and memory chip suppliers, but the index ended shy of the 9,500-point mark, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.035 as traders were encouraged by the strength of other regional currencies to raise their holdings in the local unit, dealers said.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Sea warning issued for Typhoon Matmo
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday afternoon issued a sea warning for the approaching Typhoon Matmo, adding that torrential rain is expected in Hualien and Central and Northern Taiwan tonight.
MRT stabbing suspect Cheng Chieh (鄭捷) yesterday was indicted by the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office (NTDPO) on four counts of murder and 22 counts of attempted murder, with prosecutors also asking the court to levy the death penalty on Cheng for the crime.
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Taiwan -- Cheng indicted for Taipei Metro stabbings
Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection (FETC) will be given a week to fix three obligations in the contract that the firm promised to rectify before being fined NT$500,000 daily, the National Freeway Bureau (NFB) announced yesterday.
The New Taipei District Prosecutor's Office (NTDPO) yesterday closed their ongoing investigation into the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), finding no incriminating evidence on the corporation in the Taipei Metro stabbing case.
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Taiwan -- Gongguan to establish pedestrian zone for night market
The Taipei City Government Department of Transportation (台北市政府交通局) yesterday announced that a pedestrian zone will be designated for the Gongguan(公館) Night Market so as to improve the shopping and sightseeing experience for locals and foreign tourists alike.
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As Typhoon Matmo continues its course to be the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year, researchers and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Monday conducted a six-hour flight surveillance mission ahead of the storm's expected Wednesday morning landing.
The military said Monday it has opened an emergency center and mobilized thousands of servicemen to be ready for disaster relief operations after a sea warning was issued Monday afternoon for the approaching Typhoon Matmo.
  
  
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