Taiwan shares rise, close above 9,700 points

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/26/2020
By: Flor Wang and Pan Chih-yi

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Taiwan shares finished above 9,700 points on the local stock market Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for the second day in a row.

Led by computer-related shares, the weighted index, the key barometer of the Taiwan Stock Exchange, ended the day 91.61 points higher, or 0.95 percent, at 9,736.36. Turnover totaled NT$152.79 billion (US$5.04 billion).

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker and most heavily weighted stock on the local market, climbed 1.08 percent to NT$280.

Largan Precision Co., a supplier of smartphone camera lenses to Apple Inc., soared 2.7 percent to NT$3,995, while iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. lost 0.56 percent to finish at NT$71.    [FULL  STORY]

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