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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Taiwan could see more chilly weather from Dec. 3 under the effects of a new cold air mass, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung has reached a record high of 15,022 since the start of May, breaking the city's whole-year figure for 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
There were 1,380 traffic fatalities in the first 10 months of 2015 on Taiwan's roads, a drop of 112 year-on-year, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said yesterday.
Taiwan is seeing an "ease in its long diplomatic isolation" after the recent meeting between President Ma Ying jeou and his mainland Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore, according to a Bloomberg report.
A magazine published by the R.O.C. government that records Taiwan's evolution on various fronts over the past decades yesterday celebrated its 40th anniversary in Taipei.
Panorama fetes its 40th anniversary
China envoys who broke into India ROC cemetary criticized
Taiwan's representative to India on Friday criticized mainland Chinese diplomats in Kolkata as "rude" and "disrespectful" after they broke into a cemetery where some Republic of China soldiers who fought in World War II are buried.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.114 to close at NT$32.815 after Taiwan's central bank continued its efforts to prop up the U.S. currency and drag down the local unit for the sake of Taiwan's exports, dealers said.
Business gauge flashes blue for 5th straight month
The National Development Council's (NDC, 國發會) business monitoring indicator edged up one point in October to 15, flashing blue for recession for the fifth straight month.
Taiwan's consumer confidence weakened for the seventh consecutive month in November but sentiment toward the local economic climate recovered after falling in the previous six months, according to a survey released by National Central University on Friday.
Shares in Taiwan pulled back Friday to drag down the index below the 8,400 point mark as investors trimmed their holdings before Taiwan's weighting cut by global index provider MSCI Inc. in three of its indexes becomes effective next week, dealers said.
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