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Share prices close lower on local bourse

Share prices close lower on local bourse

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's share prices closed lower Tuesday, with the weighted index, the market's key barometer, dropping 11.06 points, or 0.14 percent, to close at 7,657.34.
The local bourse opened at 7,635.09 and fluctuated between 7,657.34 and 7,586.53 during the day's trading session.
A total of 3.26 billion shares changed hands on market turnover of NT$95.69 billion (US$2.95 billion).
Seven of the eight major stock categories lost ground, with cement stocks moving down the most at 1.52 percent. Paper and pulp issues decreased 1 percent, foodstuff issues dropped 0.47 percent, plastics and chemicals shares declined 0.36 percent, textile stocks and construction issues both were down 0.7 percent, and banking and financial shares fell 0.05 percent.
Machinery and electronics shares, the other major stock category, gained ground, moving up 0.1 percent.
Losers outnumbered gainers 1,731 to 793, with 194 stocks remaining unchanged.
Foreign institutional investors were net sellers of NT$4.73 billion-worth of shares.
(By Nick Huang)




Updated : 2021-07-30 04:41 GMT+08:00