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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Taiwan -- Shares affected by negative factors: TWSE head
The chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE,台灣證券交易所) said Friday that the local market has been impacted by both internal and external negative factors to trend lower on thin turnover, as many investors stayed on the sidelines.
Shares in Taiwan fell Friday as investors feared further volatility on Wall Street after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.413, as an improvement in the U.S. jobless claims report released overnight bolstered the greenback, dealers said.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Six companies fess up to Vietnam tallow
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday published the names of six food retailers, including Wei Chuan (味全) and UTC Foods (聯夏食品), which have been buying Ting Hsin tallow products. These are suspected to have been mixed with animal feed oil from Vietnam-based oil company Dai Hanh Phuc Company.
The new Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) emphasized that he did not do anything illegal when he served as minister without portfolio in the Executive Yuan, in response to legislators' questions concerning his professional ability for dealing with the recent food safety scandal.
Taiwan -- IKEA caught using expired milk in ice cream
Popular furniture retailer IKEA's Taichung branch was busted recently for using expired milk in its soft-serve ice cream, the Taichung Health Bureau (THB) said yesterday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday declared his determination to keep the deadly Ebola virus from invading Taiwan, adding that he has been facing sleepless nights over the cautionary measures needed.
In anticipation of sweeping changes ushering in the arrival of the so-called “banking 3.0” era following the advent of new technologies, the Bankers Association (銀行公會) .......................
Taiwan is planning to purchase advanced trainers to replace its aging fleet of F-5E/F jet fighters and AT-3 jet trainers, Defense Minister Yen Ming said Thursday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday instructed Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) to strengthen the communication between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the three northern cities on the issue of 12-year compulsory education.
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