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News by Country: Taiwan (R.O.C.)

28 July 2020

Taiwan (R.O.C.)

·     Confidence in economic outlook weakens as COVID-19 spikes globally (Focus Taiwan, 25 July 2020) 

·     Number of furloughed workers edges up, led by manufacturing sector (Focus Taiwan, 24 July 2020) 

·     TIER raises Taiwan’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 (Focus Taiwan, 24 July 2020) 

·     Taiwan shows how to carefully snip Chinese economic ties (Foreign Policy, 24 July 2020) 

·     Cabinet presents additional NT$210 billion budget for COVID-19 relief (Focus Taiwan, 23 July 2020) 

·     Migrant worker suicide leads to call for work injury payout system (Focus Taiwan, 22 July 2020) 

·     Taiwan’s jobless rate drops as COVID-19 abates (Focus Taiwan, 22 July 2020) 

·     Taiwan: COVID-19 relief measures for employees (Lexology.com, 20 July 2020) 

·     Stimulus vouchers being scooped up in Taiwan (Focus Taiwan, 18 July 2020) 

·     Number of furloughed workers continue to fall, down over 2,000 (Focus Taiwan, 16 July 2020) 

·     More than 1 million eligible for aid to buy vouchers (Taipei Times, 5 July 2020) 

·     Government receives over 4.7 million pre-orders for stimulus vouchers (Focus Taiwan, 4 July 2020)

·     Manufacturing sector in contraction but index points to rebound (Focus Taiwan, 4 July 2020) 

·     Taiwan to require larger sleeping space for migrant workers (Focus Taiwan, 3 July 2020) 

·     Taipei sees largest growth in furloughed workers in late June (Focus Taiwan, 1 July 2020) 

·     NGOs protest use of migrants as temporary workers (Focus Taiwan, 30 June 2020)

·     Consumer confidence index up in June, ending four month decline (Focus Taiwan, 29 June 2020) 

·     Fishing companies falling short on labor insurance for migrants (Focus Taiwan, 29 June 2020)

·     Taiwan economy remains sluggish despite weaker COVID-19 impact (Focus Taiwan, 29 June 2020)

·     Furloughed workers top 20,000; over 50% from manufacturing sector (Focus Taiwan, 24 June 2020) 

·     Poll shows half not confident over unemployment (Taipei Times, 23 June 2020) 

·     City hotels seek inclusion in next bailout package (Taipei Times, 23 June 2020) 

·     Taiwan’s export orders up slightly in May (Focus Taiwan, 21 June 2020)

·     MOFA reports Q1 accomplishments on economic diplomacy (Focus Taiwan, 21 June 2020) 

·     Central bank leaves interest rates unchanged (Focus Taiwan, 18 June 2020) 

·     Taiwan to expand rent subsidy plan (Focus Taiwan, 18 June 2020) 

·     Graduates entering workforce can get cash (Taipei Times, 17 June 2020) 

·     Number of furloughed workers hits high on overseas lockdowns (Focus Taiwan, 16 June 2020) 

·     Domestic tourism sees boost as pandemic eases in Taiwan (Focus Taiwan, 14 June 2020) 

·     Agriculture, culture stimulus vouchers also to be offered (Taipei Times, 11 June 2020) 

·     EPA plan aims to improve sanitation worker conditions (Taipei Times, 10 June 2020) 

·     Help urged for foreign students hurt by layoffs (Taipei Times, 10 June 2020) 

·     Travel subsidies to begin next month (Taipei Times, 9 June 2020) 

·     Taipei offering the elderly NT$1,000 as stimulus effort (Taipei Times, 9 June 2020) 

·     Benefits of Taiwan stimulus plan only temporary: economist (Focus Taiwan, 7 June 2020) 

·     Q3 labor demand forecast to be lowest in 11 years (Taipei Times, 6 June 2020) 

·     Priests urge inclusion of migrant workers in stimulus voucher program (Focus Taiwan, 5 June 2020) 

·     No extra limits on coupons for tours: ministry (Taipei Times, 4 June 2020) 

·     Taiwan economy forecast to shrink 1% in 2020 (Focus Taiwan, 3 June 2020) 

·     Number of furloughed workers up by 3,823 in a week (Taipei Times, 2 June 2020)

·     Taiwan nationals, foreign spouses to receive stimulus vouchers (Focus Taiwan, 2 June 2020) 

·     1,330 companies put 26,323 people on furlough: MOL (Focus Taiwan, 1 June 2020) 

·     Stimulus vouchers to be available to residency permit holders: source (Focus Taiwan, 31 May 2020) 

·     Government subsidy targets graduates seeking employment or job training (Taipei Times, 29 May 2020) 

·     KMT lauds virus curbs, slams relief (Taipei Times, 29 May 2020) 

·     Government stimulus coupon program flowed: KMT (Taipei Times, 28 May 2020) 

·     Taipei urges people to support disabled through workshops (Taipei Times, 28 May 2020) 

·     Taiwan economy remains sluggish; leading indicators drop further (Focus Taiwan, 27 May 2020) 

·     Consumer confidence falls for 4th straight month (Focus Taiwan, 27 May 2020) 

·     Some women unable to access virus relief: group (Taipei Times, 26 May 2020)

 

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