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Friday, December 19, 2014
Shares of Motech Industries Inc. (茂迪) extended momentum Thursday morning after the U.S. government cut an anti-dumping tariff in a final ruling against Taiwanese solar product exporters, dealers said.
The bellwether electronics sector staged a technical rebound Thursday morning as investors were encouraged by the gains posted by high-tech stocks in the U.S. market overnight, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.093 to close at the day's high of NT$31.450 on hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will stay on track to kick off an interest rate hike cycle in mid-2015, dealers said.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Taiwan -- 6 Ko advisers quit over rumored culture pick
At least six of Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) advisers have bowed out in response to the rumored appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's cultural affairs department.
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Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) declared yesterday that he was responsible for reporting former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) after the latter accepted a bribe from Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙滕雄).
National Security Council (NSC) chief King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) demanded a public apology from SET News (三立) anchorwoman Chen Ya-lin (陳雅琳) yesterday, after Chen said on the 6 p.m.
Taiwan -- Government orders tainted dried tofu off shelves around the nation
Still reeling from the edible oil scandals of the past few months, the government moved fast Wednesday to order suspect dried tofu products off shelves nationwide after the revelation a day earlier that certain brands had used banned industrial dyes.
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The Ministry of Justice (法務部) said Wednesday that there is no timetable for the possible release on medical parole of ailing former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption.
As the end of the year draws near, a survey done by the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) in November said that 14 percent of office workers do not have time to use up their accumulated paid vacation days and hope that they can exchange vacation days for cash instead.
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Up to 19 Uber drivers have been fined by the Transportation Ministry, and the ministry may enforce fine collections totaling NT$950,000 by year-end, at the earliest.
  
  
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