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Taiwan: Stocks edge up on techs, banks

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[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, but trading was cautious as investors braced for central bank policy meetings in the United States and Japan later this week.

As of 0204 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.5 per cent to 8,602.79 points, after closing at 8,560.28 points in the previous session.

The electronics subindex rose 0.5 per cent, while the financials subindex gained 0.4 per cent.

The Taiwan dollar firmed TW$0.046 to TW$32.315 per US dollar.

REUTERS