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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Taiwan has seen its 20th case of measles for this year earlier this month, amid a higher instance of infections of the disease in neighboring countries compared with previous years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Saturday.
Securities companies operating in Taiwan saw their net profit more than double in August from a month earlier, in part because of one brokerage's returns on an investment in a non-core business, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said Saturday.
Fubon Financial Holding Co., the new title sponsor of the Taiwan leg of the LPGA Tour this year, is offering golf fans an early chance to buy tickets to the event at a discount of up to 33 percent over the next eight days.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Taiwan -- Jiang apologizes over oil scandal
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday afternoon bowed and apologized over the recent tainted edible oil scandal during his policy report at the Legislative Yuan.
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The Pingtung District Prosecutors Office yesterday applied for Chang Guann (強冠) Chairman Yeh Wen-hsiang (葉文祥) to be indicted over his involvement in the recent tainted oil scandal after an interrogation session in which Yeh appeared uncooperative.
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Taiwan -- FDA reveals progress on tainted edible oil scandal
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a press conference yesterday to give updates on the latest progress of the tainted oil investigation, saying that another 73 products were found to contain lard products from Chang Guann Co. (強冠).
A tropical storm with the name Kalmaegi formed east of the Philippines yesterday and is expected to affect Taiwan in the weekend, weathermen said.
A Cabinet press briefing was broadcast live online for the first time on YouTube Thursday as part of efforts to allow the public access to first-hand, real-time information on government policies.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said he supports Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi's (王郁琦) decision to transfer former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) from his posts, and said “it was the right thing to do.”
Taiwan's overall reputation has been rated 29th in the world and 5th in Asia after Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia in 2014, according to annual rankings released by Reputation Institute, a private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen.
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