Equity investors in Taiwan lose average NT$250,000 in 2015

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/31
By: Tien Yu-pin, Jeff Chang and Frances Huang

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Equity investors in Taiwan suffered average losses of 201512310028t0001about 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]

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