[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, in line with other Asian markets, hit by decline in shares of heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC).
As of 0503 GMT, the main Taiex index fell 0.4 per cent to 9,111.19, after closing at 9,148.51 in the previous session.
The electronics subindex fell 0.5 per cent, while the financials subindex lost 0.2 per cent.
TSMC, the world's top contract chipmaker and Taiwan's most heavily-weighted stock, was off 1.7 per cent.
The Taiwan dollar firmed NT$0.117 to NT$31.253 per US dollar.