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 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Standard Chartered cuts growth forecast...

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Ltd () yesterday trimmed its forecast for the nation's GDP growth this year to 1.9 percent, from 2.2 percent it predicted in December last year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Twitter shares soar almost 7% on activist stake report...

Twitter Inc shares on Monday rose following reports an activist investor has taken a stake in the social media service and plans to push for changes....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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More than 20 Aborigines still held in spite of ruling...

A second Aboriginal man has been released from immigration detention and another 23 cases are "under review" after the Australian High Court ruled that Aborigines are not aliens for the purpose of the constitution and cannot be deported....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Global markets slide as G7 virus plans disappoint...

The G7 nations are drafting a statement outlining a plan to soften the economic hit of the COVID-19 outbreak, but which so far excludes direct calls for new government spending or coordinated central bank interest rate cuts, a G7 official said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Klobuchar, Buttigieg back Joe Biden...

Rivals no more, US Senator Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday united behind former US vice president Joe Biden's presidential bid as the Democratic Party's moderate wing scrambled to boost him just hours b...

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Australia to restrict COVID-19 patients' movements...

Australia is to use a little-known biosecurity law to restrict the movements of people suspected of having been infected with COVID-19, Australian Attorney General Christian Porter said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Foxconn confirms 'iPhone City' worker found dead...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () is helping police investigate the off-campus death of a worker employed at its "iPhone City" manufacturing complex in central China....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: Three events at Taipei Arena canceled, one in limbo...

Three large events that were scheduled to be held at the Taipei Arena this month have been canceled and one might be postponed amid efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang () said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Economy is losing steam, ANZ says...

The nation's economy is losing steam, with GDP growth likely to be 1.6 percent this year as the COVID-19 outbreak hampers an expected recovery in the technology product cycle and curtails consumer activity, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ...

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Philippines probes dollar smuggling, corruption claims...

The Philippine government is investigating cases of US dollar smuggling after a lawmaker sounded the alarm on the large amounts of cash brought in by Chinese nationals assisted by local authorities....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Tourism agency promotes romantic Kaohsiung sites...

The Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau is this month promoting romance-themed destinations in the city to boost tourism....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Sandoz agrees deal to settle drug price-fixing case in US...

Sandoz, a subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG, has agreed to pay US$195 million to avoid trial on charges it conspired to fix the prices of generic drugs, US prosecutors announced on Monday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Heavyweight boxers anticipate a hot summer...

Boxing's heavyweight division is to heat up even more this summer, highlighted by a third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua defending his belts against Kubrat Pulev....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Voice of the unknown woman: Afghan filmmaker Sadat...

For a generation, Roya Sadat has been a voice for Afghan women in one of the world's worst places to be one. One of the first female filmmakers to make her name after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, she has won plaudits at home and abroad for works s...

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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US orders Chinese state-owned media to slash staff...

US President Donald Trump's administration has ordered four Chinese state-owned news outlets to slash the number of staff they have working in the US, part of a broader response to Beijing's restrictions on US journalists, including its expulsion ...

 2020-03-03 16:05 

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Only true radicals ignore physics when gauging the carbon price...

At the center of many policy challenges is a contest between "realists" and "radicals." That is true of the ongoing Democratic primary race in the US, for example, and it has long defined the climate change debate. Will incremental policie...

 2020-03-03 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Iran says cases and death toll climbing...

Iran yesterday announced that 11 more people had died from the new coronavirus in the past day, bringing the Islamic republic's overall death toll to 77....

 2020-03-03 16:05 

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EDITORIAL: Migrant witch hunt not the answer...

After the nation's 32nd case of COVID-19 was last week revealed to be a female Indonesian caregiver working illegally after overstaying her visa, there has been much discussion regarding illegal migrant workers and what the government should do....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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US states move to ban LGBT 'panic defense' for crimes...

Lisa Kuhnhausen-Woods had never heard of the "panic defense" — where an accused person says they acted violently due to the shock of finding out someone is gay or transgender — until the body of her missing 17-year-old daughter was fou...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Hospitals to boost controls to curb infection...

Hospitals are to step up infection controls for COVID-19 by improving division of labor, such as breaking small work units into even smaller units, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () said on Sunday....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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NT dollar climbs as foreigners flee...

During the most severe week of foreign outflows from the nation's equity market since 2011, the New Taiwan dollar did something strange — it strengthened....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Premier says NHI system must survive, and give all Taiwanese equal treatment...

The National Health Insurance (NHI) system cannot have unreasonable expenses if it is to last, Premier Su Tseng-chang () said yesterday, one day after a Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker and a health reform group called for changes to the National Hea...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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India below par, Kohli says after rout...

A whitewash in New Zealand yesterday ended India's flawless World Test Championship campaign, but captain Virat Kohli was not offering excuses and accepted his side were just not good enough in the two-Test series....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: CECC adds masks; new case confirmed...

The Central Epidemic Control Center (CECC) yesterday confirmed a new case of COVID-19 and announced that people would be allowed to buy more masks per week at pharmacies from Thursday....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Israelis go to polls for a third time...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former military chief Benny Gantz yesterday headed to their third match-up in less than a year, as Israelis burdened by election fatigue and political paralysis looked grimly at polls forecasting another deadl...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Hosts win nail-biter to make semis...

A stylish 60 from Beth Mooney and controlled bowling yesterday kept intact Australia's record of making at least the semi-finals of every Twenty20 World Cup in a nail-biting four-run win over New Zealand....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Chinese biotech firm censured for false claim on virus drug...

A Chinese biotech company that claimed to be able to manufacture an experimental drug from Gilead Sciences Inc with the potential to treat COVID-19 was censured for disclosing inaccurate information....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Time to push penalties for PRC residency cards: call...

The Legislative Yuan has yet to take action on the Mainland Affairs Council's proposed amendments to penalize Taiwanese who use the Chinese residency permit introduced by Beijing in 2018, Taiwan Democracy Watch said yesterday....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Finance firms ready for coronavirus escalation...

Local financial services companies have made contingency plans to address a widening outbreak of COVID-19, which include their employees being required to work remotely or from home....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Nokia CEO stepping down after 5G market struggles...

Nokia Oyj chief executive officer Rajeev Suri is stepping down after just more than half a decade at the helm of the Finnish network company....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Workers on unpaid leave rise to 1,604 in February...

The number of workers on unpaid leave in Taiwan rose sharply to 1,604 in the second half of last month, due mainly to the effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the Ministry of Labor said yesterday....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Taisugar should focus on biogas...

Among Taiwan's state-run enterprises, Taiwan Sugar Corp (Taisugar) has been more agile in its corporate transformation and has the most diverse business operation....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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[ Taiwan ]

Penghu's Cimei Township wants to impose visitor fee to deal with trash...

Following a record number of tourists last year, Penghu County's Cimei Township () plans to charge visitors a fee to help combat record amounts of trash and alleviate its soaring disposal costs....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Markets sink but prove 'resilient,' BIS says...

Markets worldwide have seen dramatic drops over the past week amid coronavirus fears, but thanks to reforms following the global financial crisis, they are proving "resilient," the Bank of International Settlements' (BIS) chief economist said ...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

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[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Experts urge separate work, class policies...

National Taiwan University's College of Public Health yesterday urged the government to promote a policy that would allow people to take classes or work from home, or allocate separate work and school hours to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 cluste...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Slovakian populists win with vow to fight corruption...

Slovakia's center-right populist opposition on Sunday claimed victory in the nation's parliamentary election, ending the reign of the long-dominant, but scandal-tainted leftist party in a move that analysts said showed a strong desire by voters to...

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Merry expects outbreak to hurt supply, demand...

Audio electronics maker Merry Electronics Co () yesterday said that it expects business to slow this quarter due to the COVID-19 epidemic....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as EU raises alert...

The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic yesterday surpassed 3,000, as more people died in China, Iran and the US, and Europe raised its state of alert....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Multilingualism is not a burden...

Proposed by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999, International Mother Language Day has been celebrated on Feb. 21 every year since 2000....

 2020-03-02 16:12 

Taipei Times

Virus outbreak: Sect leader apologizes over virus spread...

The leader of a secretive South Korean sect linked to more than half the country's 4,000-plus coronavirus cases yesterday apologized for the spread of the disease....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

Real win 'El Clasico' to go top...

Real Madrid on Sunday won El Clasico and might have saved their season as they ended their slump in the best way possible by beating Barcelona 2-0 and returning to the top of La Liga....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Virus causes sharp drop in China pollution: NASA...

NASA satellite images show a dramatic fall in pollution over China that is "partly related" to the economic slowdown due to a novel coronavirus outbreak, the US space agency said....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Center says that it has synthesized favilavir...

The Development Center for Biotechnology yesterday said that it has synthesized favilavir, an experimental medication being used abroad to combat COVID-19....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: NHI rule on Chinese needs fixing...

The COVID-19 outbreak in China has renewed the debate over whether Chinese should be allowed to use the National Health Insurance (NHI) system....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Pakistan's digital warrior battling the patriarchy...

With her flashing rings, green-streaked hair and "Hack the patriarchy" laptop stickers, Nighat Dad is a digital warrior....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

China using visas against foreign reporters: group...

The Chinese government has "weaponized" visas as part of a stepped-up campaign of pressure on foreign journalists operating in the country, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) said in a report yesterday....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

New car sales climb 39.3% despite virus...

The nation's new vehicle sales surged 39.3 percent to 27,350 units last month from 19,640 a year earlier, undeterred by an outbreak of COVID-19, online market researcher UCar said in a report yesterday, citing Directorate-General of Highways data....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Taipei rejects Ko Wen-je COVID-19 online rumor...

The Taipei City Government yesterday rejected a rumor that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () has contracted COVID-19....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

Pete Buttigieg exits Democratic race...

Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg on Sunday ended his presidential campaign after failing to secure a to win the Democratic nomination....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

Taipei Times

Global brands accused of using forced labor in China...

China is transferring tens of thousands of Uighur detainees out of internment camps and into factories that supply some of the world's leading brands, an Australian think tank said yesterday....

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