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Saturday, August 23, 2014
As graduates flooded into the job market, the unemployment rate in July climbed 0.1 percentage points from last month to reach 4.02 percent, according to a report released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday.
A real estate industry magazine yesterday announced that the total value of newly constructed homes throughout Northern Taiwan may reach NT$400 billion toward the end of September, vastly exceeding previous estimates of NT$300 billion.
Taiwan's machine tool exports during the first seven months of the year were up slightly from a year earlier, an industry group said Friday, primarily because of the low baseline set in 2013.
Taiwan will study the possibility of launching cross-border stock trading with Japan in a bid to boost internationalization of the local market, Taiwan's top financial regulator said Friday.
Taiwan -- TBB awarded BIS certificate for privacy efforts
Taiwan Business Bank (TBB,台灣企銀) recently was conferred a certificate of British Standards Institute (BSI) BS10012:2009 in approval of the bank's relentless work toward protecting personal information.
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,300 point mark Friday for the first time since Aug. 4 after recent consolidation, as investors took cues from gains posted on Wall Street overnight to hunt bargains, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$30.020 after the local market staged a strong rebound, lifting demand for the local currency, dealers said.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Taiwan -- CTBC's philanthropy  aids rural youth teams
The CTBC Charity Foundation (中國信託慈善基金會) yesterday announced its decision to sponsor six youth baseball teams from rural areas in Taiwan, allowing children and teens to fulfill their dreams of becoming professional baseball players.
U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電), Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software defined networking.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) on Thursday unveiled its Chromebox CXI, its first desktop computer powered by Google Inc.'s Web centric Chrome operating system, with a view to meeting demand in schools and businesses.
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