Thursday, February 4, 2016
A passenger who hid NT$2.9 million on his person and his carry-on bag was caught by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday when trying to smuggle the cash out of the country, according to airport police.
Taiwanese tourists traveling by air to Canada will soon have to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter the country, although they will still be able to do so visa-free.
Taiwan's Investment Commission on Wednesday gave Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) approval to build its first 12-inch wafer fab in mainland China.
Taiwan's financial regulator said that it would roll out measures to maintain market stability and draft a white paper for President-elect Tsai Ing-wen by May 20.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday as investors grew more concerned over possible further volatility in global markets, particularly after Wall Street took a beating and international oil prices plunged overnight, dealers said.
The Executive Yuan said Wednesday that it cannot guarantee whether a mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and the country's main airport will be inaugurated before May 20, when President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set to assume office.
Taiwan was ranked fifth in the 2015 BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI), up one notch from a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by investment risk analysis firm BlackRock Investment Institute.
The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) invited China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, to form a fifth professional baseball team in Taiwan.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) successfully held the first seminar on the "2016 Corporate Governance Forum -- Insider Trading and Corporate Social Responsibility" for directors and supervisors at Taipei International Convention Center, according to a press release from the TWSE.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Due to the medical community's objection, the launch of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) system will be postponed, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 衛福部) announced Tuesday.