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Thursday, April 17, 2014
TUV Rheinland Taiwan has recently obtained laboratory accreditation by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), and so can provide BSMI testing and certification services for global mobile power packs, battery chargers and more.
Statistics released yesterday by the Construction and Planning Agency (CPAMI) showed Taipei City's home price to income ratio (PIR) stood atop the globe at 15.01 in late 2013, branding itself as the most unaffordable city to buy property.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.034 to close at NT$30.201 as foreign institutional investors (FINIs) kept buying into local shares to boost demand for the local currency, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed slightly higher Wednesday after a choppy session in which a tug-of-war between selling and buying dominated trading, dealers said.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou — who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) — announced his determination to implement major reforms within the party yesterday, a declaration that was interpreted as a challenge to opposition party leader-to-be Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).
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The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be pushing back its Taipei mayoral candidate nominations by roughly one month following the student movement that cut into the agendas of both ruling and opposition parties in March.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that through the recent student movement, he has seen how the Internet has shaped the operation of democracy, noting that he also realized he needs to create more opportunities to talk with the younger generation regarding policy-making and public affairs.
The Legislature decided yesterday to schedule a question time with the premier during two upcoming plenary sessions, after proceedings were interrupted by an occupation of its main chamber by protesters.
Non-technological firms are poised to gain from signing the Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement, and this will prevent Taiwan from being marginalized in the global market, government officials said yesterday.
Taiwan and Slovakia yesterday signed a reciprocal working holiday agreement that will allow 100 young adults from each country per year to visit and work in the other, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
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