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Taiwan central banker denies presidential bid
Taiwan central banker denies presidential bid

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan on Saturday denied media reports he would run for president at the insistence of Kuomintang Chairman...full story
updated 2015-04-25 02:07 PM
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    Updated: 2015/04/25 23:50 GMT+08:00
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Taiwan central banker denies presidential bid Taiwan central banker denies presidential bid
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