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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Consumer confidence in Taiwan was almost flat in September, after hitting a low in August and having reached record highs in June and July, according to a survey released Monday.
Significantly fewer businesses in Taiwan are planning to hire new staff in the fourth quarter of this year, due mainly to planned minimum wage hikes and the latest food scare, an online job broker said Monday.
Taiwanese cyclist Hsiao Mei-yu (蕭美玉) finished third in the women's road race at the 2014 Asian Games on Monday, increasing her personal medal haul at the games in Incheon to four in four events.
Taiwan bagged three more medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon yesterday, namely the silver in the women's doubles tennis event, the bronze in the men's team table tennis and the bronze in women's individual road cycling.
The Taiwanese pairing of Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and Chan Chin-wei (詹謹瑋) had to settle for silver in the women's doubles at the Asian Games, falling in the finals Monday to a team from Thailand that got better as the match went on.
Taiwan -- Miaoli mitten crabs to be released in October
Miaoli mitten crabs will officially be on the market in October, Miaoli County (苗栗縣) Commissioner Liu Cheng-hung (劉政鴻) said yesterday afternoon at a press conference.
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The government will begin in 2015 to reward those who provide information on contaminated food in the market using money from a food safety protection fund, Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday.
Shares of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's leading flat panel makers, moved higher Monday in the wake of a research report that forecast a continued increase in the company's 5-inch smartphone screen shipments in the third quarter, dealers said.
Taiwan Cement Corp. (台灣水泥), one of Taiwan's leading cement suppliers, said Monday that it has raised cement prices in Guangdong province because of rising demand in China's market.
The National Police Agency recently launched its fifth wave of crackdowns on criminal gangs this year, with the focus being on gangs that have tried to win over construction bids through violent means, according to a report released by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
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