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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,600-point mark Friday as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) took a beating after the world's largest contract chip-maker gave a cautious second-quarter sales forecast, dealerssaid.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (陽明海運), one of Taiwan's leading container shippers, said Friday that it will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years, as it moves to expand its fleet of shipping vessels.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Taiwan -- Tearing down Taipei Dome an option: gov't
The Taipei City Government issued its safety inspection report for the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋) yesterday, citing five key problems pertaining to the structure ...
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Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow 3.56 percent from a year earlier, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中華經濟研究院), one of Taiwan's leading think tanks, said Thursday.
Taiwan -- Power cuts unlikely to affect homes: MOEA
If enacted, electricity rationing would affect industrial users first and be unlikely to ever reach household users, said the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部).
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The Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) announced yesterday that it will continue to push forward amending regulations on setting up and managing farms, and is preparing to launch a nationwide conference at the beginning of May in order to tackle the issue and ban illegally constructed farms.
A former chief of the Taipei City Government's Finance Department yesterday fired back at allegations that the administration of then-Mayor Ma Ying-jeou benefited Farglory Construction Co. in the bidding process for the Taipei Dome.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) officially declared her candidacy for the 2016 presidential race on Wednesday, emphasizing she would participate in "the Republic of China's (R.O.C.) next presidential election on behalf of the DPP."
CNN on Wednesday picked eight restaurants that it said serves the best beef noodles in Taipei, a city that it noted has an annual festival devoted to the dish.
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