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Taiwan stocks end down; weighed by paper, food firms

TAIPEI, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks ended down 0.44 percenton Wednesday, dragged lower by defensive plays such as paper

and food counters , down 1.42 percent and 1.29 percent respectively. The main TAIEX index fell 34.05 points to 7,684.63, after opening up 0.11 percent.

Electronics shares

edged down 0.15 percent, while banking counters lost 0.79 percent. The Taiwan dollar was up by T$0.065 to trade at T$29.32.

Foreign investors were net buyers on Tuesday, picking up T$3.6 billion.

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