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Thursday, November 26, 2015
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it remains high in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 466 new cases on Tuesday alone, according to the latest statistics released Wednesday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The Taiwanese film "The Kids," a picture about young love and teenage pregnancy, won the Network for the Promotion of Asia-Pacific Cinema (NETPAC) award at the 35th Hawaii International Film Festival.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said it has begun to assess the feasibility of allowing unlimited day trading as part of a fresh market stimulus slated for January.
Shares in Taiwan extended losses from a session earlier to close below the 8,400 point mark Wednesday as large-cap stocks almost across the board faced downward pressure, dealers said.
Minister of Finance Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) said Wednesday that terror fears worldwide are likely to impose an adverse impact on Taiwan's exports.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.099 to close at NT$32.647 on the back of the continued month-end New Taiwan dollar-denominated fund demand from Taiwanese exporters, dealers said.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Ma 'not ruling out' Taiping Island visit
President Ma Ying-jeou has "not ruled out" a visit to Taiping Island (太平島), an island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea for next month, after local media cited national security sources, yesterday.
Patrol pact a 'milestone': Philippines envoy
A marine patrol cooperation agreement signed between Taiwan and the Philippines earlier this month is a "milestone" in bilateral relations that will be beneficial to both sides, a Philippines envoy said yesterday in Taipei.
The National Communications Commission (NCC, 國家通訊傳播委員會) said it would consider holding a hearing to examine the purchase of a majority stake in Taiwan's largest privately owned broadcaster, Eastern Broadcasting Company (EBC, 東森電視) by Dan Mintz, head of DMG Entertainment.
A recent survey has found that 95 percent of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97 percent back physicians' legal immunity if they provide palliative care upon patient request.
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