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Friday, July 18, 2014
Cathay Securities Corp. (國泰證券), a securities trading arm of Cathay Financial Holding Co., said Thursday that its pretax profit for the first half of this year doubled from a year earlier, with analysts attributing the growth to a strong rebound in the local bourse.
One out of every six people who suffer a stroke is an atrial fibrillation patient, Taipei Veterans General Hospital announced yesterday.
Plans for the green line of the Taoyuan MRT have passed an environmental impact assessment, the Taoyuan County Government said Thursday, meaning construction on the line that will link Taoyuan City to the airport could begin as soon as next year.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday discovered NT$230 million in cash at the office and residence of a Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. (南港輪胎公司) purchasing agent surnamed Chen, later arresting him and taking him to the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) over allegations of receiving kickbacks from more than 10 suppliers.
Taiwan -- CIB finds NT$230 mil. during corporate raid
Taiwan -- Hualien-Taitung electric railway ups traffic by 40%
The newly completed Hualien-Taitung electric railway system, along with its new time schedule, was officially launched yesterday with 136 Puyuma express trains joining the operation to boost rail-traffic volume by 40 percent, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced yesterday.
Researchers are working to determine if a sunken ship discovered off Taiwan's Green Island is a legendary Dutch ship that locals say ran aground there in the 19th century, a scholar said Wednesday.
A public bicycle rental system in Taichung, Central Taiwan, will be inaugurated Friday, Lin Liang-tai, head of the city government's Transportation Bureau, said Wednesday.
Taiwan Lottery's first prize of NT$360 million went to a young woman from Kaohsiung, who allegedly suffered from insomnia for three days because she was concerned about her safety. 
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) recently urged the public to be aware of a wave of new scams that prey on members of the public hoping to buy tickets to sold-out concerts and events, following two recent cases in Taipei.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tainan prosecutors yesterday searched four military food supply stations across Taiwan and took 31 military officers back to the Tainan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) for questioning over allegations of receiving kickbacks from food suppliers.
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