By: Yang Kai-hsiang and Lilian Wu
The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TAIEX) closed up 33.25 points, or 0.36 percent to finish the day at 9,317.24 on a turnover of NT$63.60 billion (US$2.02 billion).
Boosted by plastics and electronics shares, the weighted index reached 9,331.89 mid-session, the highest point for 15 months, before falling slightly at close of trade.
Shares in Formosa Plastic Corp. (台塑) finished at NT$85, up 3.41 percent, while Nan Ya Plastics Corp. (南亞) closed at NT$65, up 1.72 percent. [FULL STORY]