Warnings as Lebanon misses government formation deadline

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians have missed a 15-day deadline to form a crisis Cabinet, with many remaining deadlocked on Wednesday on which political faction gets to have the key portfolio of the ...

Taiwan Ministry of Finance's grip on the CHB is a disgrace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taishin Financial Holding Co.'s (台新金控) feud with the Taiwanese Ministry of Finance (MOF), which has raged since 2013 when the board of Chang Hwa Bank (CHB, 彰化銀行) appro...

Taiwan to add set of winning numbers in receipt lottery for July-August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-run, bi-monthly receipt lottery is adding a set of three-digit winning numbers, enabling around 976,000 receipt holders to take home NT$200 (US$6.80) starti...

Taiwan exports to 6 South Asian countries experience record drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese exports to six South Asian countries in the first seven months of this year posted their biggest annual drop in history, falling 35.7 percent. According to Mi...

Austria's Nazi past: Belated recognition for murdered Jews

For 90-year old Holocaust survivor Kurt Yakov Tutter, it's the realization of a decades-long dream. Born in Vienna in 1930, Tutter and his sister were hidden away while their parents were sent to ...

GSB Gold Standard Banking, Josip Heit and The Value of Gold

HAMBURG, GERMANY - NEWSAKTUELL - 5 Aug 2020 - The DAX (abbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, it measures the performance of the 30 largest (in terms of free float market capitalization) most liquid ...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper came away with the NT$10 million (US$341,000) Special Prize of the May to June round of the receipt lottery, while anoth...

Taiwan receipt lottery winning numbers for May, June announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Saturday (July 25). The winning number fo...

Four NT$2 million receipt prizes still unclaimed: Taiwan's Finance Ministry

Four uniform invoices that each won the NT$2 million (US$67,797) grand prize in the March-April receipt lottery draw remained unclaimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday. The MOF said the...

Deadline for filing taxes in Taiwan is today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (June 30) is the last day residents of Taiwan can file their income taxes or apply for an extension after the government issued a one-month nationwide extension du...

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Stemberger wasn't about to ignore the emails inviting him into a multimillion-dollar business opportunity, so he pitched himself as perfect for the job. In a way he was — but ...

Japan's exports, imports sank in May amid pandemic fallout

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports sank 28% in May, while imports dropped 26% as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global trade. The provisional Ministry of Finance data, released Wednesda...

Taiwan needs to recalibrate its New Southbound Policy: Business experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration may need to recalibrate its New Southbound Policy, which is aimed at diversifying Taiwan’s export markets and reducing economic...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$15 tea drink, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The March to April round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 11 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$334,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for March, April announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (May 25). The winning number for t...