Month: December 2019

Party people flock to Taipei New Year’s Eve countdown party

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-A large crowd of party people flocked to Taipei City Hall Square Tuesday evening to dance the night away while waiting for the fireworks display at Taipei 101, as celebrations got underway across Taiwan to …

Business group, opposition blast DPP over anti-infiltration bill

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-A business group and opposition parties blasted the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government Tuesday for pushing through an anti-infiltration bill earlier in the day which they fear could be used by the government to suppress …

Taiwan shares end down Tuesday, but soar 23% over 2019

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-Shares in Taiwan moved lower to close slightly below 12,000 points Tuesday, the last trading session of 2019, as investors continued to pocket their gains built up in recent sessions, dealers said.

Selling focused on …

U.S. dollar closes down on Taipei forex market

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.106.

Turnover totaled US$833 million during the trading session.

The greenback opened at the day's high of NT$30.150, and moved to …

Taiwan shares close down 0.47%

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-Taiwan shares closed down 56.23 points, or 0.47 percent, at 11,997.14 Tuesday on turnover of NT$117.41 billion (US$3.91 billion).

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Drone intrusion at Taoyuan airport causes flight disruption

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-A drone intrusion was reported at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday, leading to its temporary closure, the airport management company said.

Flight arrivals were suspended immediately after a pilot reported at 7 p.m. seeing a …

Express train derails, affecting more than 16,000 travelers

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-A Tze-chiang limited express train rammed a forklift when running northbound in Changhua County Tuesday, causing its locomotive to derail and suffer severe damage, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said.

Although no injuries were reported …

In legislative race, polls unclear on whether DPP can keep majority

| December 31, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The final polls released in Taiwan ahead of its Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections indicate that President Tsai Ing-wen (???) will easily win re-election, but they offer few clues on whether her Democratic Progressive …

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