Month: November 2016

Part-time, temporary, dispatch workers in May reach nine-year high

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

In May, Taiwan had a total of 792,000 part-time, temporary and dispatch workers, the highest in nine years according to data published by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on Wednesday.The working population in the sa…

Taiwan shares close up 0.53%

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taiwan shares closed up 48.33 points, or 0.53 percent, at 9,240.71 Wednesday on turnover of NT$100.73 billion (US$3.16 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Plan by former CAA head to take over TransAsia withdrawn

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

The former Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) chief said Wednesday that he has decided to abandon a plan to take over TransAsia Airways, because the airline’s domestic and international flying rights are to be revoked.Since TransAsia did not raise …

Property sector soars on urban renewal plan

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Property stocks jumped on Wednesday after the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced measures to provide participants in future urban renewal projects with housing tax breaks, dealers said.However, the gains posted by the property sector could prove …

Suspect in MRT station attack detained

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

A court on Wednesday granted a request by the Shihlin District Prosecutors Office to detain a man who randomly attacked two women at the Jiantan MRT station in Taipei the previous day.The 32-year-old suspect surnamed Lin was on his way to see a doctor …

TransAsia Airways shares plunge

| November 30, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Shares of financially troubled TransAsia Airways fell by the maximum 10 percent at the opening of trading on Wednesday after they surged the previous day on news of interest in the airline from a potential buyer.TransAsia abruptly announced on Nov. 22 …

Unidentified group may take over TransAsia Airways: ex-CAA head

| November 29, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Former Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Director General Billy Chang (???) announced Tuesday that he has been commissioned by backers from the high-tech sector to express the group’s interest in taking over TransAsia Airways, which abruptly annou…

Taiwan may see warm winter : CWB

| November 29, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taiwan will see a warmer winter this year, and the median temperature could set a record high, the Center Weather Bureau (CWB) predicted Tuesday.CWB Weather Forecast Center Deputy Director Shang Chun-sheng (???) issued the prediction when looking ahead…

Taiwan holds rescue drill off Taiping Island in South China Sea

| November 29, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taiwan staged a cross-agency humanitarian rescue drill in waters around Taiping Island in the South China Sea Tuesday, the first of its kind since President Tsai Ing-wen (???) spoke of her government’s intention to turn the island into a base for human…

Taiwan shares close down 0.32%

| November 29, 2016 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taiwan shares closed down 29.86 points, or 0.32 percent, at 9,192.38 Tuesday on turnover of NT$74.74 billion (US$2.35 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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