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North forecast to be cool, wet due to seasonal wind

<p>Under the influence of northeasterly winds, temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to plummet from Sunday to Tuesday, while many areas of the country may see heavy rainfall, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.</p><p></p><p>Due to the effects of …</p>
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KMT’s Wei Chia-hsien declares victory in Hualien mayoral race

<p>Opposition Kuomintang's (KMT's) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (???) on Saturday declared victory in the Hualien mayoral by-election race before the final tally was announced.</p><p></p><p>Wei announced his win against his main rival Chang Mei-hui (???) of the ru...
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TWSE aims to boost e-order placing to 70% in 4 years

<p>The Taiwan Stock Exchange has set a goal to boost electronic order placing to 70 percent of the total value of equity orders placed in Taiwan in four years.</p><p></p><p>As of the end of July, orders placed electronically in the …</p>
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Samsung top smartphone seller in Taiwan in July

<p>Samsung Electronics Co. (??) of South Korea took the top spot in smartphone sales volume in Taiwan in July due to the warm reception of its mid-range Galxay J series, according to industry sources.</p><p></p><p>In July, about 619,000 smartphones were &helli...
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Taiwan shares edge up ahead of Yellen speech

<p>Shares in Taiwan closed slightly higher Friday in thin trading as many investors were cautious ahead of a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen later in the day at a global central banker meeting in Wyoming, dealers said.…</p>
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TWSE trading on Friday

<p>The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange opened at 9,097.02 today. After coming off an early low of 9,092.08, the index closed at the day's high of 9,131.72 points, up 16.25. Turnover totaled NT$64.56 billion.</p><p></p><p>The weighted index, excludi...
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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex

<p>The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$31.672 after moving in consolidation mode amid cautious sentiment ahead of a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen later in the day, dealers said.&hellip...
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‘Civic hacker’ named as minister without portfolio

<p>Audrey Tang , a self-styled "civic hacker" involved in several online projects on public participation in policy discussions, has been appointed as a minister without portfolio, Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan (???) said Thursday.</p><p></p><p>Tang, 35, wi...
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TWSE trading on Thursday

<p>The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange opened at 9,034.47 today. After coming off an early low of 9,031.34, the index closed at the day's high of 9,115.47 points, up 98.09. Turnover totaled NT$76.17 billion.</p><p></p><p>The weighted index, excludi...
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