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Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said Monday that the government has been taking measures to improve Taiwan's economy, such as by creating more investment opportunities, improving the nation's competitiveness, increasing investment in infrastructure construction, strengthening cooperation between the industrial and academic sectors, and recruiting talent.
The Kuomintang's (KMT) application to unfreeze its financial assets hit a snag on Monday as the Cabinet-level Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (IGPASC) questioned the legality of the funds in one of its bank accounts.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher on Monday as the bellwether electronics sector trended higher, led by large cap high-tech stocks such as contract chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電). These helped the broader market offset selling in the old economy and financial sectors, dealers said.
EVA Air and Thai Airways will offer code-sharing flights between Taoyuan and Bangkok from Oct. 30, in the hope of benefiting from an ongoing visa-waiver program for Thai nationals visiting Taiwan, the two airlines has said.
Industrial production in Taiwan posted a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month in September, helped by the launch of new mobile devices by international brands, government statistics showed Monday.
Almost 70 percent of employees in Taiwan are concerned they could be laid off ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday amid concerns over an economic slowdown at home and abroad, a survey conducted by online job bank yes123 showed on Monday.
Second grader missing
This picture, reproduced from surveillance camera footage recorded Wednesday, Oct. 19 at a convenience store in Miaoli County, likely shows the last profile of a second grade elementary school student in the county.....
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New owners on Nov. 1
In this undated picture, players of the EDA Rhinos gather together and pose for a photo. Fubon Financial announced yesterday that it would spend NT$300 million to buy the baseball team and take over the management on Nov. 1.
Pretty kitty takes the city
At a press conference held on Monday, models show shoppers some of the Hello Kitty-themed souvenirs to be given away by the Pacific Sogo Department Store. The giveaway, launched to celebrate the store's anniversary, has triggered a promotion war among local department stores.
Thanks to northeasterly winds, the weather in eastern and northern areas was cooler on Monday, with the highest temperature reaching 27-29 degrees Celsius, down 5 degrees from the previous day, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast.
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