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The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said in a statement Friday that it has revised its estimate for GDP growth in 2019 to 2.46 percent, up 0.27 percentage points from its previous forecast in May. (NOWnews)

Taiwan raises 2019 GDP growth forecast

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019, reflecting increased investment in Taiwan by local suppliers...
In this photo released by Taiwan Railways Administrations, workers repair damaged facilities for the railway line near Hualien in eastern Taiwan Thursday, April 18, 2019. According to Standard Chartered, Taiwan reported a 41.6 percent year-on-year increase in capital equipment imports in June, a jump from a 10.8 percent in the first five months of year, with semiconductor manufacturing equipment imports soaring 97.3 percent from a year earlier. (AP)

Standard Chartered forecasts 2.1% growth for Taiwan GDP

TAIPEI (CNA) — Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a leading British banking group, this week maintained its forecast for Taiwan's 2019 gross domestic product (GDP)...
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Andy Lau makes cameo as the boyfriend in ‘Fagara’

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Fagara (花椒之味), a film starring Sammi Cheng, Megan Lai, and Xiaofeng Li as half-sisters, contains a scene that has excited many...
The Taiwan-based TKK Fried Chicken (頂呱呱炸雞) chain the list as the Taiwanese restaurant chain offers its food by emulating American-style fried chicken. (NOWnews)

TKK fried chicken among 25 best fried chicken brands in New York

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taiwan-based TKK Fried Chicken (頂呱呱炸雞) chain has been named among the 25 best fried chicken brands in New York, according...
The 2018 data marked the second consecutive year for the household income gap to grow in Taiwan. In 2016, the gap stood at 6.08 times before falling in 2017, the data shows. (NOWnews)

Household income gap widens slightly: DGBAS

TAIPEI (CNA) — The household income gap in Taiwan widened slightly in 2018 as income growth enjoyed by high income households continued to top...
According to the MOEA, Hiwin is planning to spend NT$6.2 billion to expand its production facilities in Taichung in central Taiwan and in Yulin and Chiayi in the south, which will create some 1,250 new jobs. (Courtesy of Hiwin)

Hiwin to invest over NT$6 billion to expand production in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — Hiwin Corp., a leading machinery supplier, has pledged an investment of more than NT$6 billion (US$191 million) to expand its production...
Last year, Tigerair Taiwan chalked up NT$1 billion (US$32 million) in profit, translating into an earnings per share of NT$4.98, making it the most profitable unit under CAL. (NOWnews)

Tigerair Taiwan to add 15 aircraft to fleet

TAIPEI (CNA) — Budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will lease eight Airbus A320neo jets and buy another seven, which will be delivered from 2021, its...
The originally dark, smelly, and cramped space won an award after renovation. (Courtesy of Hsinchu County Government)

Discover Taiwan most beautiful school bathroom

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Hsinchu County’s Daping Elementary School won the competition to promote the beautification of bathrooms in both elementary and middle...
Yunlin County sustained the highest damage, worth NT$3.56 million (51 percent of the total), while Kaohsiung had NT$1.09 million in losses, followed by Pingtung County with NT$720,000 and Tainan with NT$710,000.

Agricultural losses from heavy rains hit NT$7 million

TAIPEI (CNA) — Agricultural losses from recent heavy rain in central and southern Taiwan have reached nearly NT$7 million (US$223,500), the Council of Agriculture...
The film “Detention” recreates the school landscape of Taiwan in the 1960s. (Courtesy of 1 Production)

‘Detention’ releases thrilling trailer

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The film adaption of “Detention,” a Taiwan horror video game developed by Red Candle Games, released an official trailer...

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