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Support NCCU's bid for the 2016 Hult Prize
Competing against over 20,000 teams from top business schools around the world, Taiwan's National Chengchi University's IMBA Team IMPCT was successfully crowned winner of the 2015 Clinton Foundation Hult Prize Competition (www.hultprize.org), known as the "Nobel Prize" of the business world, and was awarded US$1 million by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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American writer-director Matt Nix, creator of the USA Network television series "Burn Notice" and the Fox series "The Good Guys," delivered a keynote speech at Toastmasters International's 2016 Spring Conference in Taipei on Saturday.
 
Taiwanese fishermen lauded and expressed their full support Sunday for the government's action in sending patrol ships to international waters near a Japanese-controlled atoll in the Western Pacific that day to protect Taiwanese fishing boats operating there.
 
Five Philippine nationals -- four women and one man -- have been deported for a series of thefts they committed in Taipei last month, according to officials of the Taipei City Police Department's Xinyi Precinct.
 
Drivers are expected to have to pay NT$25 (US$0.77) more to fill a 50-liter tank after state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp. hikes fuel prices from Monday, the third weekly rise in a row.
 
Taiwanese archers won a gold, two silver and a bronze medals in the recurve women's team, mixed team, and individual events, respectively, at the 2016 Archery World Cup in Shanghai Sunday.
 
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake hit Hualien at 6:46 a.m. Sunday, with Yilan's Nan'ao Township and Hualien's Heping Township and Taroko National Park registering an intensity of four.
 
A European brokerage has lowered its target for the Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) on the main board for 2016 to 8,800 points from the previous 9,000 points, citing concerns over listed companies' profitability.
 
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), one of the country's leading think tanks, said Thursday that as economic fundamentals remain weak, an index that gauges manufacturing activity flashed a blue light for the 12th consecutive month in March.
 
Sharp Corp. is planning to lay off about 1,000 employees as part of its efforts to strengthen its financial structure after the loss-incurring Japanese firm inked an agreement to sell a majority stake to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. earlier this month, according to a news report.
 
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