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Taiwan: Stocks fall slightly on global caution amid Greece trouble


[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks were down slightly on Tuesday on uncertainty over global market stability amid the troubles in Greece.

The last trading session for the month, the quarter and for the half-year also kept investors cautious.

As of 0220 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.1 per cent, to 9,224.82, after closing down 2.4 per cent in the previous session.

The financials subindex lost 1.0 per cent, while the electronics subindex was mostly flat.

Among actively traded shares, large-cap TSMC was 0.4 per cent higher, helping to offset pressure from selling in Cathay Financial, which was off 0.7 per cent.

The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.27 to T$30.908 per US dollar.