Average mercury for December in Taiwan highest since 1897

Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) The average mercury so far for December hit the highest level for this month since 1897, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. In a news conference, Lu Kuo-chen (呂國臣),...

Japanese yen dips to over 1-year low against Taiwan dollar

The Japanese yen dipped to a new low in more than one year against the Taiwan dollar at one point Thursday, attracting local consumers who rushed to pick up the Japanese currency, taking advantage of ...

Taiwan may not break 2015 foreign arrival record: official

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Taiwan will have a hard time breaking the record for visits to the country by foreign nationals set in 2015 because of a decline in Chinese tourist arrivals, the deputy chief of t...

V Air to launch flights to Okinawa in July

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) V Air, one of Taiwan's two budget carriers, said Monday that it is scheduled to launch flights to Okinawa from July 1 to tap strong demand over the upcoming summer vacation peri...

36 Taiwanese tourists in Japan's quake affected areas safe

Tokyo, April 16 (CNA) A total of 36 Taiwanese tourists are in Japan's quake affected Kumamoto city and Aso city of Kumamoto Prefecture, but all of them are safe, Taiwan's representative office in Fuku...

EVA Air planning to buy up to 26 new Boeing planes

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) EVA Airways (???), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, has plans to buy up to 26 wide-body planes from Boeing Co., according to the U.S. aviation giant. In a s...

Traffic smooth at start of 3-day Dragon Boat Festival weekend

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) Traffic flows generally appeared smooth Friday, the start of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival weekend, except on certain sections of Taiwan's national freeways, according to ...

FSC, finance ministry to seek consensus on capital gains tax

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung said Friday that the FSC will seek consensus with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on an impending capital gains t...