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Taiwan: Stocks fall along with regional bourses


[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday in line with regional bourses amid investor concerns about the geopolitical risk surrounding Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet, with heavyweights trading lower.

The main TAIEX index fell 0.26 per cent to 8378.08 at 0213 GMT, after closing at 8,400.14 in the previous session.

The electronics subindex sank 0.32 per cent, while the financials subindex lost 0.36 per cent.

Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's biggest electronics component maker, shed 0.4 per cent. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, was also off 0.4 per cent.

The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.238 to T$32.508 per US dollar.