Sunday, November 29, 2015
Companies listed on the local main board and the over-the-counter (OTC) market enjoyed improving profitability for the first nine months of this year, even though the local economy showed signs of a slowdown, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC).
Property developers in three cities in Northern Taiwan have been cutting back on their efforts to put up new properties for sale, which resulted in a more than 30 percent year-on-year drop in supply in the first 10 months of the year, according to a real estate market magazine, My Housing.
Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said Saturday that starting in January, Taiwan may allow Chinese retail investors to buy shares in the local equity market, in a bid to boost the trading volume.
Despite a yearlong run of poor exports, Taiwan should be able to record annual GDP growth of 1 percent on a short-term stimulus package in the fourth quarter, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman William Tseng (曾銘宗) said yesterday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday that it is aiming to increase the number of customers that buy green power from the state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) and therefore will not raise the cost.
Taiwan has adopted more stringent screening measures for visa applications of people coming from countries that are deemed to have the slightest connection to the recent terrorist attacks, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Thursday.
Experts at a child health forum in Taipei on Saturday suggested that the government set up a special unit to deal with child mortality, an issue that they said requires greater attention despite the falling rate.
The government has increased the quota for domestic travel subsidies offered by its latest program to stimulate the economy.
A Vietnamese woman has been arrested in Taiwan for allegedly killing her boyfriend and dismembering his body after a quarrel, according to the police.
The weather in Taiwan is expected to remain mild through to Wednesday next week, with daytime highs of 26-30 degrees Celsius across the island Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.