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Share prices close lower on local bourse

Share prices close lower on local bourse

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's share prices closed lower Wednesday, with the weighted index, the market's key barometer, dropping 90.2 points, or 1.32 percent, to close at 6,719.21.
The local bourse opened at 6,816.42 and fluctuated between 6,827.89 and 6,663.84 during the day's trading session.
A total of 3.76 billion shares changed hands on market turnover of NT$101.42 billion (US$3.13 billion).
All eight major stock categories lost ground, with construction issues moving down the most at 5 percent. Textile stocks were down 3.4 percent, paper and pulp issues declined 3.1 percent, banking and financial shares dropped 1.5 percent, cement stocks fell 1.4 percent, machinery and electronics shares dropped 1.1 percent, plastic and chemical shares shed 1 percent, and foodstuff issues lost 0.7 percent.
Losers outnumbered gainers 1,867 to 543, with 108 stocks remaining unchanged.
Foreign institutional investors were net buyers of NT$5.32 billion-worth of shares.
(By Nick Huang)




Updated : 2021-07-24 05:41 GMT+08:00