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Taiwan: Stocks fall on profit-taking


[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday as some investors booked profits in recent gainers, including Hon Hai Precision Industry.

The main TAIEX index was down 0.1 per cent at 8,384.71 as of 0216 GMT, with the electronics subindex flat and the financial subindex off 0.3 per cent.

In the previous session, the index closed 1.2 per cent higher near a one-month high.

Hon Hai, the world's biggest electronics component manufacturer, slipped 0.4 per cent on Thursday.

The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.085 to T$32.567 per US dollar.