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Yushan view from weather station arouses envy in Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The photo of a window view against the backdrop of Yushan (玉山), the highest mountain of Taiwan, has wowed netizens who expressed awe at the spectacular landscape. On Fr...

Taiwan dollar gains 5.69% against US dollar in Year of Rat

The Taiwan dollar appreciated 5.69 percent against the U.S. dollar to close at NT$28.390 on Tuesday (Feb. 9), the last trading session before the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. Compared with the ...

Four foreign banks punished by Taiwan's central bank over speculation case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four foreign banks have been punished by Taiwan’s central bank for their involvement in currency speculation against the New Taiwan dollar, with Deutsche Bank banned...

Taiwan banks offer new bills for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For Taiwanese wanting to put new banknotes in red envelopes for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, the country's state-owned financial institutions will provide a ba...

New Taiwan dollar strengthens against greenback, hitting 23-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taiwan dollar (NTD) on Tuesday (Jan 5) appreciated by 4.37 cents during the early trading session of the Taipei Foreign Exchange, hitting a 23-year high as money c...

Taiwan’s economy to grow by more than 3% in 2021: Think tanks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a slow but relatively smooth recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Taiwan’s economic growth could reach 3.53 percent or even 4.24 percent in 2021, ...

Taiwan's currency reaches highest value in 23 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The exchange rate for the New Taiwan dollar rose to NT$28.165 against the U.S. dollar at 10 a.m. Friday (Dec. 11), reaching its highest value in 23 years. The value of ...

The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing starts in Taitung today - Surfs Up

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 18 November 2020 - The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing is entering its 10th anniversary this year. The five-day competition will be held in Jinzun Harbor in Taitung Coun...

Taiwan Open of Surfing Debuts in Taitung on 18 November - Surfs Up

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 November 2020 - The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing will be entering its 10th anniversary this year. The five-day competition will be held in Jinzun Harbor in Taitung...

Taiwan currency surges past NT$29 to the US dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The exchange rate for the New Taiwan dollar on Tuesday (Oct. 6) surged past the NT$29 mark to reach its highest value since Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) took...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$100 bill vs real Chungshan Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Chungshan Hall (中山樓) on the NT$100 (US$3.40) note with the real thing, which he found to be in a surprising ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$1,000 bill vs. real Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Yushan's main peak on the NT$1,000 (US$34) note with the real thing. Last week, Reddit user IB-45 cap...

Taiwan's central bank fixes interest rate, estimates lower GDP growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's central bank announced on Thursday (June 18) it would maintain the current interest rate while lowering the estimated growth of gross domestic product (GDP), ...

Taiwan Futures Exchange to launch sustainability indices in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) saw nearly 270 million futures contracts traded in 2019, which is above the six-year average of 250 million, and is set to promote sus...

Taiwan-Filipino worker brokerage investigated for illegal currency trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Investigation Bureau searched the offices of the Philippine migrant worker brokerage Hua-gong-han (華公行) on Monday (Jan. 6) due to its alleged involvement in i...