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Thursday, January 29, 2015
As some retailers are beginning to raise chicken prices, the Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, said that the raise is unjustified as there is still plenty of inventory.
Taiwan -- Google announces nation is in the top five of the Internet giant's markets for Android apps
Taiwan is among the top five markets in terms of revenue for official Android app store Google Play, said Chris Yerga, vice president of Google engineering and head of Google Play Asia Pacific.
Taiwan -- Heritage Foundation ranks Taiwan slightly higher in economic freedom
Taiwan has risen three notches to rank 14th in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom for 2015, extending gains made since 2009.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.003 to close at NT$31.328 as the local central bank stepped in to help the U.S. currency recoup its earlier losses, dealers said.
Taiwan -- Samsung launches curved-screen Note Edge phablet
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday launched its Galaxy Note Edge in Taiwan, which has now become one of the few markets in which the smartphone is being sold.
Shares in Taiwan closed slightly lower Wednesday with select high tech stocks resilient to give support to the broader market, which cushioned a dive on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND, 國防部) announced yesterday that Defense Minister Yen Ming's (嚴明) official resignation has been approved.
Taiwan -- Ma approves defense head's resignation
Taiwan -- I should say thanks even if I don't like gift: Mayor Ko
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday admitted to making an improper remark about a gift from the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer the day before.
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Taipei City Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) held a press conference yesterday afternoon to reveal the latest updates on the new charging policy for the YouBike system's first 30 minutes of use.
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The visiting UK transport minister yesterday said she is not offended by a remark made by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who said Monday that he might give away a gift the minister sent to him to a scrap metal dealer.
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