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S&P Global Ratings upgrades Taiwan economy to AA+

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s long-term issuer credit rating was raised to AA+ from AA by S&P Global Ratings on Friday (April 29), while its outlook was assessed as stable. Last Ap...

Japan escalates warnings as yen slumps, vows to take 'appropriate action'

Japan will take appropriate action in currency markets as recent moves are "extremely worrying," a finance ministry official said on Thursday, issuing Tokyo's strongest warning yet as th...

Taiwan postpones tax deadline by one month amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a record surge of local COVID-19 infections, the deadline for filing taxes will be postponed by one month to June 30, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Wednesda...

Taiwan’s March exports surge to single-month record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total value of Taiwan’s exports in March reached a single-month record of US$43.5 billion (NT$1.25 trillion), the 21st monthly rise in a row, the Ministry of Fin...

Taiwan finance ministry reveals details of NT$10 million and NT$2 million winning receipts for Jan/Feb period

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) revealed details of the NT$10 million and NT$2 million winning receipts for the January and February period in a press release issued on Thur...

Hi-Life customer spends NT$95 on cigs, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in central Taiwan who bought a pack of cigs has won the NT$10 million (US$349,000) prize in the latest issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery. On F...

Taiwan receipt lottery winning numbers for January, February revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the latest round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Friday (March 25). The winning number for the ...

4 NT$10 million prizes from November-December receipt lottery still unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has said that four NT$10 million (US$350,000) and nine NT$2 million prizes from the November-December receipt lottery remained unclaimed as o...

Taiwan’s January exports surge to almost US$40 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total value of Taiwan’s exports in January reached nearly US$40 billion (NT$1.11 trillion), recording the 19th monthly rise in a row, the Ministry of Finance (MO...

Taiwan Hi-Life customer spends NT$40 on tea, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Miaoli County who bought two bottles of tea for only NT$20 (US$0.71) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million Special P...

Taiwan FamilyMart customer buys snacks for NT$4, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in Tainan who bought a tea beverage for only NT$4 (US$0.14) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million special prize for ...

Taiwan receipt lottery winning numbers for November, December announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on Tuesday (Jan. 25) the uniform invoice winning numbers for November and December 2021 on its website, including for the NT$10 mil...

Winners of VinFuture’s $4.5m global sci-tech prizes announced

The VinFuture Prize rewards breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations with humanitarian outcomes● The VinFuture Prize is aligned with one or more of the UN's Sustainable De...

Taiwan's Ministry of Finance says Japanese drag queen increases receipt lottery luck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has said saving an image of famed Japanese drag queen Akihiro Miwa (美輪明宏) as a cell phone background is one of two ways consumers can increas...

Taiwan sets new export, import records for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During 2021, Taiwan’s exports and imports surged by 29.4% and 33.2%, respectively, year on year to record levels, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday (Jan. 7)....