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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday the public should not be too concerned after reports emerged that duck farms in eastern Taiwan were confirmed to have been infected with highly pathogenic avian…
02.24 / 15:27
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, said Friday that it will set up a joint venture with Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group Corp. to seek new investment opp…
02.24 / 15:27
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Taoyuan, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's municipal city of Taoyuan forged a sister city relationship with San Bernardino County of California on Friday to boost high-level personnel exchanges and…
02.24 / 14:48
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Co. (YSIT,元大投信), a subsidiary of Yuanta Financial Holding Co. (元大金), is planning to issue exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the index of small and medium sized firms listed in Shenzhen at a time when ETFs are becoming more popular among investors here, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)…
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The production value of the local instant noodle industry hit its second-highest level in 2016 as buying interest was boosted by a wider variety of new products, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said…
02.24 / 14:48
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The rainfall in northern Taiwan in recent days has brought 5.3 million cubic meters of water to drought-affected Shimen Reservoir, helping stop the depletion of its reserves as of Friday afternoon, according to Water Resources Agency (WRA)…
02.24 / 14:08
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Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor on Friday set this year's Equal Pay Day at Feb. 21, two days earlier than in 2016, based on estimates that Taiwanese women needed to work that far into this year to earn the same amount that men did last…
02.24 / 13:28
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Even though both regular wages and total wages of Taiwanese workers set a new high in 2016, actual regular wages trailed behind those of 2000 after inflation was factored in, according to government figures released…
02.24 / 12:46
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) A Shanghai Airlines airplane was forced to return to Songshan airport in Taipei due to an alleged engine glitch on Friday, shortly after it took off for a flight destined for Hongqiao International Airport in…
02.24 / 12:46
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Jakarta, Feb. 24 (CNA) An Indonesian woman was deported by the Taiwan authorities two days ago on suspicion of her being a member of Islamic State (IS), and she was arrested by Indonesian police upon her arrival at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, according to Indonesian media…
02.24 / 12:46
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.095 to close at the day's low of NT$30.650 on the back of fund inflows into the country and selling by local exporters to meet month-end fund demand, dealers…
02.24 / 12:46
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) A total of 26 servicemen at Ching Chuan Kang air base in Taichung have tested positive for drugs in initial urine testing conducted as part of an investigation into a case in which illegal drugs were discovered at the air base, a prosecutor said…
02.24 / 12:46
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed slightly lower Friday on reduced turnover as investors turned cautious ahead of the 228 Memorial Day long weekend, dealers…
02.24 / 10:45
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's unemployment figure fell 0.01 percentage points in January to 3.78 percent, with 445,000 people out of work, down 1,000 from December, according to government figures released…
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Business sentiment in Taiwan's manufacturing sector turned cautious in January as many industries faced their annual slow seasons, according to the results of a survey released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)…
02.24 / 10:45
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Following the introduction of new work rules which increase labor costs and have discouraged employers from providing work bonuses, a majority of employees in Taiwan indicated they plan to look for a new job after the Lunar New Year holiday, which ended on Feb. 3, according to an online jobbank…
02.24 / 09:32
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Bird flu has been detected in two chicken farms and a goose farm in Yunlin County, bringing the total number of infected farms there to 25, animal quarantine authorities said…
02.24 / 08:54
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The current cold and wet weather in northern and northeastern Taiwan is likely to continue into Feb. 27, while another wave of cold air could hit Taiwan March 2, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said…
02.24 / 06:59
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan has been mostly dry since late last year, making this winter the second driest on record, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday, warning that the dry spell could last into…
02.24 / 06:16
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Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday issued rain, wind and low temperature warnings for counties and cities around Taiwan, as the arrival of a strong cold air mass from China brought unstable weather to the…
02.24 / 05:38
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