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Day-trip ideas for the Lunar New Year holiday   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The Tourism Bureau has recommended several day trips to explore Taiwan's nature and culture across during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday from Jan. 23 to 29.
          

Taiwan shares end up but gains capped ahead of holiday   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed higher Monday but gains were limited as investors grew cautious ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and hesitated to chase prices, dealers said.
          

Japanese designer tasked with renovating 4 island airports   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Four of Taiwan's offshore island airports are to be redesigned by Japanese architect Norihiko Dan, Lin Kuo-shian (林國顯), director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), said Monday.
          

U.S. dollar closes unchanged on Taipei forex market   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The U.S. dollar closed unchanged against the Taiwan dollar at NT$29.960 Monday.
          

KMT interim chairman's call for age limit draws opposition   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) A call by interim Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lin Rong-te (林榮德) for members of the party's main decision-making committee older than 60 to resign has drawn criticism from some committee members who feel the body should consist of people of all ages.
          

Taiwan shares close up 0.24%   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 28.42 points, or 0.24 percent, at 12,118.71 Monday on turnover of NT$113.315 billion (US$3.77 billion).
          

Mercury rises slightly in northern, eastern Taiwan   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Temperatures in northern and eastern Taiwan are forecast to rise slightly Monday, with occasional rain expected in the greater Taipei area, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
          

Taiwan headline news   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows:
          

Taiwan shares open higher   

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Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 17.27 points at 12,107.56 Monday on turnover of NT$1.821 billion (US$60.7 million).
          

Wildfire breaks out on Lishan, spreads over 2.5 hectares   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) A forest fire broke out in the mountainous area of Lishan in Taichung, central Taiwan, on Sunday and quickly spread over 2.5 hectares of forest, according to the Dongshih Forest District Office.
          

Taiwan civic group advocates political asylum for Hong Kongers   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) A Taiwan-based civic group took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, calling for law amendments that would allow Taiwan to grant political asylum to Hong Kongers, particularly pro-democracy protesters who are being persecuted.
          

Filipino Catholics in Taipei celebrate Sinulog religious festival   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Filipinos in Taipei donned colorful costumes Sunday to celebrate a Catholic festival, the Sinulog, which was imported from their home country and is observed annually on the third Sunday of January.
          

Suhua Highway traffic expected to spike during Lunar New Year   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Traffic on the upgraded Suhua Highway, which officially opened on Jan. 6, is likely be heavily congested during the seven-day Lunar New Year later this month, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said Sunday.
          

Fuel prices in Taiwan to fall by NT$0.7 this week   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced price cuts of NT$0.7 per liter for gasoline and diesel this week, citing a drop in international crude oil prices.
          

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations before the end of January, although the precise date has not yet been decided.
          

Taiwan not part of China as claimed by Myanmar, Beijing: MOFA   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign ministry on Sunday pushed back against a joint statement between Beijing and Myanmar that said Taiwan was undisputedly part of China's territory.
          

Sunny to partly cloudy skies forecast for Sunday as temperatures rise   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Sunny to partly cloudy skies are forecast around the country on Sunday, with isolated showers in eastern parts of Taiwan and the Greater Taipei area, as temperatures rise slightly, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
          

Taipei falls to Hong Kong in ASEAN Basketball League   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) The winning streak of the Taipei Fubon Braves was snapped Saturday in an upsetting lost to the visiting Hong Kong Eastern in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) in Taiwan's capital.
          

Taiwan headline news   

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Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:
          

Chinese yuan deposits in Taiwan saw steepest fall in 2019   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Yuan deposits held by Taiwanese banks dropped sharply last year to 261.03 billion yuan (US$38.05 billion), as investor confidence in the currency fell due to the trade frictions between the United States and China, according to Taiwan's central bank.
          

Taiwan's ATM density 3 times as high as regional average: FSC   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) The density of automated teller machines (ATMs) in Taiwan's banking system is three times as high as the average in Asia, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC).
          

Taipei hotel art fair opens to public with display of 3,000-plus pieces   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) One Art Taipei 2020, an exhibition that is usually held in a city hotel, opened to the public Saturday with a display of more than 3,000 contemporary art works from across Asia.
          

U.S. brokerage raises target price on TSMC shares to over NT$400   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) An American brokerage has increased its target price on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to NT$402 (US$13.42) after the company's strong 2020 guidance at an investor conference Thursday.
          

Hon Hai, Fiat Chrysler planning partnership to make electric cars   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, said that it is planning to enter into a joint venture with Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce electric cars.
          

Foreign minister ends 5-day visit to Central American allies: MOFA   

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday concluded a five-day visit to Guatemala and Honduras, reaffirming Taiwan's ties with two of its Central American diplomatic allies, following the Jan. 11 reelection of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the foreign ministry said Saturday.
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