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Taiwan: Stocks inch up, but poor export order data weighs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 09:33

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[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks edged up on Tuesday as investors remained cautious, with some tech exporters trading flat after the island's export orders fell for a third straight month in June.

As of 0109 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.1 per cent, to 8,986.32, after closing at 8,975 in the previous session.

The electronics subindex rose 0.2 per cent, while the financials subindex was unchanged.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's No.1 contract chip maker, added 0.7 per cent.

The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.142 to T$31.200 per US dollar.

REUTERS

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