Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Milwaukee Brewers selected minor leaguer Wang Wei-chung (王維中) of Taiwan in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, a move that pundits described as the day's most creative selection.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will visit Taiwan sometime in the future, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.
A London-based real estate consultancy report showed that Taiwan, Hong Kong and China housing prices saw an increase of 15.4-21.6 percent over the 12 months to the end of September, taking three spots among the top five worldwide.
Land developers and real estate agents yesterday warned that real estate prices throughout the country may go up further next year after a steep increase in land value on the first day of 2014, when sellers are expected to unload their tax burdens on buyers by raising prices.
Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Friday but turnover remained thin, making it hard for the index to overcome stiff technical resistance ahead of 8,400 points, dealers said.
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, extended its losses Friday morning from the previous session amid worry that the company's shipments will be affected by a closure of an Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE,日月光) plant in Kaohsiung, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at NT$29.689 on thin turnover as many traders stayed on the sidelines, dealers said.
Eyeing year-end shopping sprees, Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Far EasTone (遠傳) are to launch sales of Apple's latest tablet models, iPad Air and iPad mini 2, next Monday.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Changhua County prosecutors yesterday arrested Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明), founder of the “Ri Yue Ming Gong” (日月明功) religious group, over allegations she was involved in the death by starvation of a 17-year-old high school student in June., 1 Comment
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) Inc. was discovered yesterday to have concealed pipes for wastewater disposal that were not legally registered with authorities, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shen (沈世宏) said., 1 Comment