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Taiwan stock market takes an upturn

Taiwan stock market takes an upturn

Taiwan share prices took a big jump Thursday, with the weighted index, the market's principal barometer, increasing 157.33 points, or 1.92 percent, to close at 8,313.72.
The bourse opened at the day's low of 8,169.19 and peaked at 8,355.28 during trading. A total of 4.36 billion shares changed hands on a market turnover of NT$112.94 billion (US$3.47 billion).
All eight major stock categories gained ground, with foodstuff issues moving up the most at 2.8 percent, followed by cement stocks at 2.7 percent, machinery and electronics shares at 2.1 percent, and plastics and chemicals shares at 1.9 percent. Construction issues picked up 1.6 percent and banking and financial shares 1.4 percent, textile stocks 1.3 percent, and paper and pulp issues 0.5 percent.
Gainers outnumbered losers 1,544 to 450, with 426 stocks remaining unchanged.
Foreign investors were net buyers of shares worth NT$8.09 billion today, the Taiwan Stock Exchange said.
Local investment trusts were net buyers of shares worth NT$452.44 million and brokers were net buyers of shares worth NT$1.64 billion, it said.


Updated : 2021-05-18 01:21 GMT+08:00