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US Justice Department probe into stablecoin Tether may have Taiwan angle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Taiwan is not known as a crypto hub, Tether kept part of its fortune stashed in banks on the island for some time — until its relationship with a financial ins...

Taiwan's Mega Bank denies it gave secret loan to Trump's son-in-law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mega Bank on Wednesday (Sept. 23) dismissed an allegation by the editor for Forbes that Trump's son-in-law obtained a secret loan from the Taiwanese bank. Forbes ed...

Book alleges Trump's son-in-law obtained secret loan from Taiwan's Mega Bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a new book, American President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was involved in a US$50 million (NT$1.45 billion) secret loan from Taiwan’s...

All banks in Taiwan to offer services in English by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All banks in Taiwan are set to provide both Chinese and English services by 2030 as part of the country’s bid to become a bilingual nation. Mega International Com...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

BB&T, SunTrust to become Truist in merger

NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the nation's newest mega bank is Truist Bank. Southern regional banking giants BB&T and SunTrust said Wednesday that the two would adopt the name for ...

Taiwan indigenous children’s choirs to perform in UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s indigenous children’s choirs will perform on stages across the U.K. from May 24-29, announced Ministry of Culture (MOC) at a press conference on May 1...

Anti-Money Laundering group completes review of Taiwan's financial operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) completed its two week inspection of Taiwan’s financial sector on Nov. 14 that will determine whether or not Taiwan ...

APG draft anti-money laundering report on Taiwan expected Friday

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) will issue a preliminary report at the end of the week on anti-money laundering practices in Taiwan, having concluded an evaluation on Wednesday, the C...

Taiwan's Mega-Bank to cease transactions with Iran as new US sanctions go into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the wake of the U.S. backing out of the Iran nuclear deal, and calling for re-imposed sanctions, a major Taiwanese bank is taking the initiative to sever financial ties...

App popularizes digital red envelopes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new feature on the "Taiwan Pay" app (台灣Pay行動付) allows red envelopes to be exchanged electronically. Taiwan Pay is Taiwan’s answer to mobile banking. T...

Taiwan's Mega Bank fined US$29 million by US Federal Reserve for violating anti-money laundering act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Mega Bank has been fined US$29 million (NT$857 million) for non compliance with the Money Laundering Prevention Act according to statement by the US Federal Reserv...