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Friday, April 24, 2015
Taiwanese investors rank No. 1 in the world in terms of expectations of returns on investments, according to a survey conducted by Legg Mason Global Asset Management.
Shares of Hermes Microvision Inc. (漢微科), a leading Taiwan-based semiconductor inspection tool and equipment supplier, moved sharply higher Thursday with gains extended from a session earlier on the back of foreign institutional optimism toward the company's earnings prospects, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.018 to close at NT$31.131 after trading in a slow session on moderate turnover, dealers said.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday summoned the owner of the popular beverage chain Stornaway as a defendant in the case over the tea chain's use of tainted tea leaves, before releasing Chen Yu-huei (陳玉惠) on NT$500,000 bail.
Former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) said yesterday that he will not run for president or vice president in next year's elections.
A lawmaker yesterday criticized the Taipei City Government's decision to allocate the city's disaster relief funds to renovate municipal office space.
The average nominal wage in Taiwan for the first two months of this year rose more than 6 percent from a year earlier on the back of year-end bonus payouts, according to government statistics released Wednesday.
The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, 中華足協) yesterday denied a game-throwing allegation raised by a local weekly magazine, which accused CTFA's former head of deliberately losing a game last month in exchange for money.
Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has voiced its support for a proposal by lawmakers to increase the total number of years foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for local residents.
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The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday it is crafting a plan to allow eligible migrant workers in Taiwan to apply for permanent residence, as part of its efforts to increase the country's workforce.
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