Thursday, December 5, 2013
At a Legislative Yuan session yesterday, lawmakers examined eight state-run banks, mulling over a proposal to reduce the maximum allowable interest rate from 20 percent to 16 percent, while raising suspicions that Taiwan's banking sector has been reaping anomalously exorbitant profits at the cost of the public's interests.
An aging society and a falling birth rate are severe challenges facing Taiwan's efforts to nurture internationally competitive talent, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a policy white paper released yesterday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A Magic Amah-brand detergent product was found in testing to contain pesticides that could disturb animal reproductive systems, the Homemakers United Foundation (HUF) and News&Market announced yesterday.
Hua Yi Entertainment (華翼育樂公司) yesterday announced that it will officially take over the Brother Elephants in a NT$400 million move with the sponsorship of Chinatrust Commercial Bank.
The Changhua County Government yesterday said it will transfer responsibility for collecting fines from Tatung Changchi Foodstuff Co. (大統長基食品) to the Administrative Enforcement Agency of the Ministry of Justice.
Mass production has reportedly begun on China's Shenyang J-15, a carrier-based fighter jet, in a move that indicates Beijing has started picking up the pace in training and development for its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.
The Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) yesterday said there is no need for an environmental impact evaluation for a proposed upgrade project on the wharf and airstrip on Taiping Island in the South China Sea.
Taiwan has moved up one notch from last year to 36th in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index rankings that were released Tuesday by Transparency International (TI), a Germany based organization that fights corruption worldwide., 3 Comments
After a public survey, the main opposition party announced yesterday that former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) will be representing the party in running for New Taipei City mayor in 2014.
A district court will hear the case of Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng versus the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) for the first time Wednesday in a legal battle that could decide whether Wang can stay on as president of the Legislative Yuan.