Saturday, April 25, 2015
Taiwan ranked 38th in the 2015 World Happiness Report, up four notches from last year.
Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air said Friday it will launch a campaign starting 2 p.m. to provide Taiwan-Japan tickets for as low as NT$800 (US$26).
Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo, an executive member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), was elected vice president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in Sochi, Russia Wednesday.
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,900-point mark Friday on expanded turnover as investors rushed to pick up large-cap electronics stocks following a rebound staged by the tech-heavy Nasdaq overnight, dealers said.
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) yesterday tuned up its forecast on the nation's GDP growth to 3.7 percent this year on the back of greater economic prospects and falling oil prices.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. has released a full range of new devices, including 2-in-1 and convertible notebooks, to meet consumer demand during the back-to-school season in the United States.
The Taiwan stock futures index touched the 10,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years at one point Friday before pulling back, but it still ended above its previous close.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Following the tainted tea scare originating with beverage chain Stornaway, fellow tea chain "50 Lan" (五十嵐) yesterday was accused of having sold over 7,000 kilograms of pesticide-tainted tea leaves by the Taichung Department of Health.
Online bullying led a popular young entertainer to commit suicide two days ago in a tragic case that has brought about massive public debate and government investigation.