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Friday, September 19, 2014
The Tax Administration, Ministry of Finance yesterday announced that it has imposed a fine of NT$50 million against an offending real estate speculator for manipulating a government program that rewards bonus volume-to-floor area ratio allotments for development projects.
The Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK, 產業經濟與趨勢研究中心) recently said sales for global wearable electronics devices are expected to reach US$20.6 billion in 2018.
Taiwan -- China Mobile chairman visits HTC
China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Xi Guohua (奚國華) visited the headquarters of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) Thursday as part of a business trip to seek further cooperation in fourth-generation (4G) and more advanced wireless technology.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.122 to close at the day's high of NT$30.256 after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its median estimate for the federal funds rate overnight, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan extended their momentum Thursday from the previous session as investors took cues from the gains posted on Wall Street overnight when the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high, dealers said.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Taiwan -- Cabinet aims to hike whistleblower bonus
The Cabinet yesterday announced a series of measures to enhance food safety, including plans to increase bonuses for whistleblowers as well as punishments for law-breaking food companies.
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Taiwan -- In first for Ma, president boards frigate to inspect maritime drill
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday boarded a military frigate to inspect the largest live-fire maritime exercise of recent years, held in waters off Eastern Taiwan as part of the annual Han Kuang series of exercises.
Taiwan -- ROC Navy Vice Admiral hopes for new submarines
A senior R.O.C. naval officer yesterday expressed hopes of obtaining submarines from the United States to beef up the defensive capabilities of the nation's armed forces.
Americans had relatively “neutral” feelings about Taiwan and a large majority felt the United States should not send troops to defend Taiwan if invaded by China, according to survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released Monday.
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Taiwan -- P-3C anti-submarine plane joins exercises for first time
A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft that the United States delivered to Taiwan's Air Force last year was used in a Han Kuang drill Wednesday for the first time, in waters off eastern Taiwan, the military said
  
  
  
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