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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Transactions of residential and commercial property in Kaohsiung fell more than 20 percent in August compared to a month earlier, a result of July's deadly gas explosions, market statistics showed Saturday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said it will soon expand an online reservation service to passport-applicants at the ministry's four branch offices nationwide.
CTBC Life Insurance Co., the insurance arm of Taiwan's CTBC Financial Holding Co., has decided to acquire an almost 20 percent stake in China's ABC Life Insurance Co.
The possible buy-out of Singapore-based integrated circuit packaging and testing provider STATS ChipPAC Ltd. by a Chinese competitor is unlikely to affect Taiwanese firms' competitive edge in the global market for the services, analysts said Saturday.
Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said yesterday that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwomen Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be held responsible for the current breakdown of Legislature proceedings.
The government will team up with the private sector on NT$130 billion worth of urban renewal, port construction, land development and other government projects in 2015.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Minimum wage to exceed NT$20,000
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year.
Taiwan -- Kai Ko apologizes for 'ugly scar' of recent drug scandal
In the wake of his arrest for using marijuana, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) yesterday held a press conference in Beijing and apologized for letting his friends, family and supporters down.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Principal Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and his assistants were held by the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) for questioning for 12 hours over the case of leaked state secrets until early morning yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that Taiwan's economy as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises have benefited from the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).
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