By: Tien Yu-pin, Jeff Chang and Frances Huang
Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Equity investors in Taiwan suffered average losses of about NT$250,000 (US$7,576) in 2015 year, as the weighted index on the local main board fell more than 10 percent this year, market statistics showed Thursday.
The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) closed 0.7 percent higher at 8,338.06 points Thursday, the last trading day of the year.
However, the index dropped 10.41 percent, or 969.20 points, for the year, the steepest annual decline since 2011 when it fell 21.18 percent.
On average, equity investors sustained losses of NT$250,000, which were calculated based on 9.59 million valid securities investment accounts after a sharp annual decline of NT$2.41 trillion in market capitalization on the main board. [FULL STORY]