Saturday, March 8, 2014
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday after investors locked in earlier gains to erode the uptrend at the end of the session, dealers said.
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, said Friday that consolidated sales for February hit a record high after it completed a merger with a smaller rival, MStar Semiconductor Inc. (晨星半導體).
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.021 to close at NT$30.302 as the local currency rode the wave of an uptrend among other units in the region, dealers said.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The government is currently studying the feasibility of imposing a national defense surcharge in an attempt to increase the defense budget to boost voluntary military transformation, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) confirmed yesterday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) on Thursday spoke against the Ministry of National Defence (MND), saying that no plan is in place to levy a tax for an all-volunteer military.
Beijing's top cross-strait negotiator said yesterday that the “1992 consensus” has yet to receive universal acceptance in Taiwan.
Former Executive Yuan vice premier Chiang Pin-kun (江丙坤) cited the inefficiency of the Executive Yuan as a factor in his unwillingness to continue his tenure yesterday, during a conference to which he was invited as a guest speaker.
The General Chamber of Commerce, R.O.C. (ROCCOC, 全國商業總會) is poised to stage an election for the organization's chairmanship and board of directors and resolve disputes that arose last year due to irregularities at the ballot.
An AH-64E Apache attack helicopter was flown to an army base in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, where it will be stationed, the Army said Thursday, after Taiwan's 12 AH-64Es were put back into service last week.