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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) for January rose 0.81 percent from a year earlier, marking the highest year-on year growth level in 14 months, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.
January consumer price index y-o-y growth reaches 14-month high point
People who have traveled to the 30 countries and territories listed with Zika virus outbreaks by the government are not qualified to donate their blood until 28 days after they have left the affected area, Taiwan Blood Services Foundation (TBSF) said.
Taiwan Lottery Co. (台灣彩卷) kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations with enticing chances to take home a pot of gold by adding 100 sets of new lottery winning numbers for eight days during the holidays.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Weather during the upcoming nine-day Chinese New Year holiday will change from cold and dry to pleasant, to partially wet at the end, the Central Weather Bureau said Thursday.
A special plan to ease air travel congestion at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport during the Lunar New Year holiday kicked off smoothly, with some 110,000 passengers passing though the airport, authorities said.
HIV/AIDS patients with controlled conditions will be able to apply for organ transplants beginning on Mar. 1, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) announced Thursday.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.200 to close at the day's high of NT$33.608 as traders here were motivated by the strength of other regional currencies to pick up the Taiwan unit, dealers said.
Kin Moy (梅建華), director of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Taipei Office, visited new Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) Thursday.
A total of 39 alleged tree poachers were arrested last month in Central Taiwan over charges of cutting down priceless old trees without permission, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Ko threatens firings over traffic jams
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) had harsh words for his municipal team on Wednesday over recent traffic log jams, saying "If I fired a couple (of city commissioners), the others will fall in line."
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