Thursday, August 14, 2014
China's bank lending plunged in July as the weakening property sector hit demand for loans, statistics showed Wednesday as other key indicators slowed, raising concerns for growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures showed Wednesday.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) yesterday announced that the commission has ordered the Taiwan Insurance Guaranty Fund (保險安定基金) to take over two troubled insurance carriers, namely Global Life Insurance Co. (國寶人壽) and Singfor Life Insurance Co. (幸福人壽).
"Stop doing a political show! Don't just come and go!" shouted a Kaohsiung explosions victim yesterday at Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) when the latter was about to get in a car and leave one of the explosion sites in the southern city.
The World Health Organization (WHO) authorized the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola on Tuesday as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the latest outbreak of the virus.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
Iraq moved closer to ending Nuri al-Maliki's stubborn grip on power when his own political clan spurned him for another prime minister called to save the country from breakup.
After a night of heavy rainfall, reconstruction work at the explosion sites in Kaohsiung was forced to halt due to excessive flooding.