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Friday, August 28, 2015
The number of new housing projects in Taipei City is expected to fall in 2015 to the lowest in 19 years due to a series of government's measures to rein in home prices, a local property market magazine said Thursday.
New housing projects in Taipei forecast to hit low
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 7,800 point mark Thursday after Wall Street bounced back strongly overnight on hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates, dealers said.
Taiwan's consumer confidence weakened for the fourth consecutive month in August amid concerns over an economic slowdown at home and abroad, a survey by National Central University showed Thursday.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) is aiming to triple the number of its cloud users in 2015 as the world's fifth-largest PC maker responds to a shrinking PC industry by making software and offering online cloud services.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$32.770 after Taiwan's central bank jumped into the market to prop up the U.S. currency, helping the greenback recoup its earlier losses, dealers said.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) stated his optimism about a stable Taiwan equity market yesterday should foreign stocks perform favorably as well, and announced financial measures to back up the Cabinet.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Taiwan's former VP to attend China's WWII anniversary parade
Former Vice President Lien Chan will attend World War II commemorative activities in Beijing, including a military parade next week, and hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit, an aide has said.
Taiwan shares rallied yesterday in a session that was supported by National Stabilization Fund (國安基金), according to the Finance Ministry.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), commented Wednesday on the severe economic situation facing the nation and suggested that the government adopt comprehensive counter measures.
The EasyCard Corp. (悠遊卡公司) defended its decision yesterday to have a veteran actress in Japanese adult films appear on upcoming contactless smartcards covers on the island starting next month.
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