Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) yesterday tuned up its forecast on the nation's GDP growth to 3.7 percent this year on the back of greater economic prospects and falling oil prices.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. has released a full range of new devices, including 2-in-1 and convertible notebooks, to meet consumer demand during the back-to-school season in the United States.
The Taiwan stock futures index touched the 10,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years at one point Friday before pulling back, but it still ended above its previous close.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Following the tainted tea scare originating with beverage chain Stornaway, fellow tea chain "50 Lan" (五十嵐) yesterday was accused of having sold over 7,000 kilograms of pesticide-tainted tea leaves by the Taichung Department of Health.
Online bullying led a popular young entertainer to commit suicide two days ago in a tragic case that has brought about massive public debate and government investigation.
A rapid transit system linking Taipei with Taiwan's main airport ran its first test ride open to the public yesterday afternoon.
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) would be an essential element in the upcoming elections and the DPP's possible rule, said DPP Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) before paying a visit to Su yesterday.
The Finance Ministry (財政部) yesterday denied the Miaoli County Government's appeal for help with a NT$64.8 billion debt.
The Executive Yuan on Thursday completed a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act that is aimed at shrinking the work week and allowing two-day weekends for the country's entire workforce.