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PRICES SOARS ON TAIPEI STOCK MARKET

Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) Share prices on the Taiwan Stock Exchange soared Thursday, with the weighted index, the market's key barometer, moving up 122.26 points to close at 6,997.24.
The bourse opened at 6,955.74 and fluctuated between 7,004.42 and 6,926.73 during trading. A total of 4.02 billion shares changed hands on a market turnover of NT$113.36 billion (US$3.42 billion).
All eight major stock categories gained ground, with cement stocks moving up the most at 2.2 percent, followed by machinery and electronics shares at 2.1 percent, paper and pulp issues at 1.9 percent, banking and financial shares at 1.4 percent, foodstuff issues at 1.3 percent, plastics and chemicals shares at 1.2 percent, textile stocks at 1.1 percent, and construction issues at 0.8 percent.
Gainers outnumbered losers 799 to 325, with 129 stocks remaining unchanged.
(By Nick Huang) ENDITEM/Li


Updated : 2021-04-14 09:30 GMT+08:00