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Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 4

TAIPEI, Oct 4(Reuters) - Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market.

REUTERS HEADLINES > Fubon aims to close $683 mln China bank deal

> Chip gear maker Applied Materials to cut jobs

> HP outlook disappoints, shares dip to 9-year low

> Reuters global markets roundup

MEDIA REPORTS

Reuters has not verified these reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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-- Hon Hai's trading company, Foxconn Technology Group, will co-build a solar-power plant in Shanxi Province in China with GCL-Poly Energy next Q2. (Commercial Times) -- Largan Precision will hire 1,000 staff this month while Siliconware will have 200 openings to help absorb laid-off employees from Promos and Huga . (Economic Daily)

-- Industry observers said there was three months of Taiyo Ink inventory available, and the Nippon Shokubai plant explosion may affect the flip-chip chip scale packaging companies. (Digitimes)

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1450.99 0.36% 5.240 USD/JPY 78.41 -0.06% -0.050 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.6198 -- 0.003 SPOT GOLD 1778.79 0.08% 1.400 US CRUDE 88.15 0.01% 0.010 DOW JONES 13494.61 0.09% 12.25 ASIA ADRS 119.66 -0.39% -0.47

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TAIWAN ADRS COMPANY RIC PCT CHANGE TSMC +0.31 UMC -1.90 Advanced Semi Engineering -1.03 AU Optronics -1.67 Chunghwa Telecom -0.76 Siliconware -0.88 Philadelpia semicon index -0.47

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