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Taiwan stocks dragged down by LCD and chip makers

TAIPEI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks ended down 0.97 percent on Monday, as investors sold LCD makers

and chip counters . The main TAIEX index fell 74.76 points to 7,615.89, after opening up 0.23 percent.

Chip maker TSMC

shed 2.09 percent while LCD firm AU Optronics lost 2.34 percent. Electronics shares overall were down 1.19 percent. Hon Hai

fell 1.88 percent. The company denied reports that a plant in China was crippled by a strike, saying on Saturday that its production is on schedule at an important time for Apple

. Financial shares were off 1.1 percent. The Taiwan dollar was up by T$0.118 to trade at T$29.25.

Foreign investors were net sellers on Friday, offloading T$350 million.

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