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Business Briefs 

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

Chengchi the place for EMBA

National Chengchi University was ranked the top choice to study the executive master's business administration (EMBA) program, beating the two-year titleholder National Taiwan University (NTU), according to survey results released yesterday.

EMBA courses are aimed at business executives and have become a popular field exploited by a growing number of universities, said the third annual report by Cheers Magazine (快樂工作人雜誌).

National Chiao Tung University ranked second on the list, followed by NTU, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Central University -- which ranked joint third.

Three-fourths of the polled executives said they plan to attend EMBA courses to learn business operations in different fields, while 48 percent said their priority is to build connections.

Major investments rise

There were 2,550 new major project investments amounting to NT$881.2 billion (US$27.19 billion) in the first 11 months of this year, accounting for 101.74 percent of the goal of NT$866.2 billion set for this year, according to a report published yesterday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

A total of 10 new major domestic investment plans, each valued at over NT$10 billion for a combined total of NT$408.3 billion were registered, while nine investment projects each valued between NT$5 billion and NT$10 billion for an accumulated total of NT$61.3 billion were recorded.

Next year's goal is NT$867 billion for domestic investment projects such as those in manufactu-ring and private power plants.

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