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Taiwan export orders up year on year for December 2019

Taiwan's export orders increased 0.9 percent year on year for December 2019 to US$43.78 billion, the first monthly rise in four quarters, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Jan. 20. Orders for the main exports sectors of machinery, electroni...
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UN Agency Appeals for $375.5 Million to Enhance Human Rights Globally

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world at a time of great turbulence and erosion...
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Billionaires Richer Than 60% of World’s Population, Oxfam Reports

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - The world's billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60% of the global population, the charity Oxfam said Monday.It said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in "12.5 billion hours o...
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NDC remains bullish on Taiwan economy in 2020

Taiwan's economy will remain on the growth track in 2020 despite a decelerating global trend, the Cabinet-level National Development Council said Jan. 16. Citing forecasts by domestic and foreign research institutions, the NDC said the country's gross ...
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Vietnam Aims to Grow its Economy by 7% This Year, Faster Than China

Vietnamese officials aim to expand their economy by 7% this year, among its fastest rates ever and quicker than world factory powerhouse China, due to investment in manufacturing, lack of trade disputes and the rise of a middle class.The central govern...
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Taiwan guavas greenlighted for US market

Taiwan-cultivated guavas are set to go on sale in the U.S. after the agricultural product was greenlighted for import, spotlighting government efforts to open up new markets for local farmers. The decision comes on the heels of an operational work plan...
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Trump, Hong Kong Protests, Boost Taiwan President’s Approval Rating

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China, saw her approval rating plunge to 24% about a year ago. Now the leader who continues to resist Beijing enjoys a more than 55% approval rating � a month before she stands for reelection.The 63...
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International indigenous economy forum underway in northern Taiwan

An international indigenous economic development forum kicked off Dec. 15 in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City, bringing together 200-plus business representatives, experts and officials from home and abroad to discuss the latest trends, market opportunit...
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EPA responds to Taiwan’s Climate Change Performance Index ranking

Taiwan's third-last finish in the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index results from faulty carbon emissions data and ignores progress in related policy measures, according to the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration Dec. 10. The 58-ec...
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