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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, whose giant floating Rubber Duck made a big splash across Taiwan last year, has been commissioned by Taoyuan County to produce a giant white rabbit next month.
Thanks to the local manufacturing sector's intensified production of products including semiconductors, LEDs, optical instruments, steel, petrochemicals, cars and machinery products, Taiwan's industrial production index hit a new single-month record in July.
Taiwan -- Taiwan Star launches new and competitively priced 4G service
Taiwan Star Cellular Co. yesterday launched the company's 4G mobile broadband network while unveiling competitively priced subscription contract terms in vying for the crowded local telecoms market.
Taiwan -- No decision reached in wage-hike meeting
A committee meeting held by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) to discuss a minimum wage hike ended Monday without a decision, due to a boycott by the business sector.
The Taiwan Top Salary 100 Index (台灣高薪100指數) on Monday slid 5.97 points to 5,159.55 on the back of its arrival on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Shares in Taiwan edged slightly higher in lackluster trading Monday, with the bellwether electronics sector nudging higher and financial stocks ending lower.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) topped its home market in July in terms of sales units, revenues and single models, an encouraging sign in a quarter that the smartphone maker forecast would be a weak one.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Taiwan -- Chang case may affect cross-strait talks: MAC
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said the alleged leaking of confidential information involving its former principal deputy minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) may affect the progress of cross-strait negotiations, but considering the nation's long-term development, the MAC “still has to face the issue.”
Taiwan -- Popular Taipei temple curbs incense burning in green bid
Xing Tian Temple (行天宮), one of the most popular temples in Taiwan, yesterday announced that from Aug. 26 it will remove its incense burners and offering tables from the temple for environmental protection purposes.
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The Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday announced that five employers' representatives, one labor representative and one academic expert will not be participating in a committee meeting to deliberate changes to current minimum wage guidelines.
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