Taiwan’s stock exchange the second weakest in Asia in 2015

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-05
By: Tien Yu-pin and Frances Huang, Central News Agency

Taiwan’s stock market was the second worst performer in Asia in 2015, outpacing only Singapore, statistics released by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) showed Tuesday.

The weighted index on Taiwan’s bourse fell 10.41 percent, or 969.20 points, in 2015, its steepest annual decline since 2011 when it fell 21.18 percent.

The Straits Times Index in Singapore was the only market in the region which underperformed the Taiwan market, falling more than 14 percent on the year, the TWSE said.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan gained around 9 percent on the year while the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was down 8 percent.     [FULL  STORY]

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