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Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that it would not appeal a verdict in which it asked six former Air Force officers, including a former defense minister, to make restitution over the wrongful conviction and execution of an airman in 1997.
Information contained in the black boxes retrieved from the crash site of a TransAsia Airways flight last week could be disclosed to the public Aug. 1, the Aviation Safety Council (CAA, 飛安會) said Wednesday.
A research center has raised its 2014 growth forecast for the output value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector, citing a warming global economic climate.
Taiwan's manufacturing sector will be dealt a severe blow when a free trade agreement (FTA) expected to be signed by China and South Korea later this year takes effect, a local research institute warned Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Industry should urge talents to join semiconductor industry: Nicky Lu
The Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) chairman Nicky Lu (盧超群) pointed out that Taiwan semiconductor industry started from scratch, and then moved on to excel as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), before finally climbing to the world's No. 2 spot in terms of output value.
Taiwan's misery index — the sum of the country's jobless and inflation rates — over the past 10 years is higher than Singapore's but lower than the figures for Hong Kong and South Korea, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院) said Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Disqualified insurers to be forced to exit the market: FSC
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) on Wednesday said that it is pushing for necessary amendments to current insurance laws, which will force insurers with insufficient financial strength to exit while failing to conduct immediate improvements.
It is usually a sign that food has gone bad when it turns green, but researchers in southern Taiwan are proud to have developed a new kind of tofu made from green soybeans, which they say could boost Taiwan's NT$2 billion (US$66.34 million) of annual green soybean exports.
Taiwan's share market on Wednesday gained 55.14 points, or 0.58 percent, at 9447.02 while the U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar by NT$0.05 to close at NT$30.01.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Taiwanese medal in Brazil's RoboCup
A high school representative team from Taiwan won two medals in RoboCup 2014 held in Brazil this week.
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