Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion — about 1 percent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue.
The nation's peak power use occurred at 1:42 p.m. yesterday, reaching 34,328 MW, with the operating reserve pegged at 4.56 percent, raising fears that Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will implement electricity rationing. The reserve percentage was an improvement to that of the day before, however.
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
U.S. President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.
Pingtung County Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻) apologized yesterday over an ongoing food safety scare that originated in part with an unlicensed factory in his county.
A total of 86 substitute conscripts will soon be posted overseas as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) diplomatic service mission, the ministry announced yesterday.
Three suspects involved in the killing of a police detective in Taipei's Xinyi District were held incommunicado in police custody yesterday morning.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has been able to track only 50 percent of the waste oil involved in the recent national scandal, and it will keep tracking and dealing with the oil that is yet to be found, EPA Minister Wei Kuo-yen (魏國彥) said yesterday.
Pili International Multimedia (霹靂國際多媒體), a hand puppet show production company, yesterday staged an earnings conference with much fanfare while announcing that its stocks are poised to be listed on the Gre-Tai Securities Market on Oct. 7.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be given the Eisenhower Medallion by People to People International (PTPI) for his East China Sea Peace Initiative at PTPI's worldwide conference in Tainan this Friday, organizers have announced.