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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Temperature dropped Friday, the last work day for most people in Taiwan before a nine-day Chinese New Year holiday, as a cold wave gradually makes its way toward the island from the north, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The number of passenger arrivals and departures totaled more than 132,000 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Friday, with only two days left before Lunar New Year's Day on Feb. 8.
The first meeting on the power transfer between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be held Feb. 19 in Taipei, as was confirmed Friday.
Pet business operators could be obligated to register the pets they handle by the end of June, once related regulation is amended, the Council of Agriculture said in a move to highlight responsible pet ownership.
The United Kingdom reiterated its long-held stance of recognizing the "one China" policy that sees Taiwan as part of China in an official response it made Thursday to a petition created to ask the British government to recognize Taiwan as an independent country.
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Taiwan is province of 'one China' and not a sovereign state: UK
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) for January rose 0.81 percent from a year earlier, marking the highest year-on year growth level in 14 months, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.
January consumer price index y-o-y growth reaches 14-month high point
People who have traveled to the 30 countries and territories listed with Zika virus outbreaks by the government are not qualified to donate their blood until 28 days after they have left the affected area, Taiwan Blood Services Foundation (TBSF) said.
In 2015, the Bosch Group recorded sales of over 70 billion euros for the first time, according to preliminary figures. The company succeeded in increasing revenue by approximately 10 percent last year, according to a press release from the firm.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Co. (TWSE) announced that the securities net overbought position by foreign investors was NT$9.14 billion during the week of Feb. 1-3. This represented the difference between NT$82.64 billion securities bought and NT$73.50 billion securities sold, according to a press release from the TWSE.
Taiwan Lottery Co. (台灣彩卷) kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations with enticing chances to take home a pot of gold by adding 100 sets of new lottery winning numbers for eight days during the holidays.
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