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Taiwan stocks end down; HTC limit-down

TAIPEI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks ended down 0.31 percent on Tuesday, with HTC

limit-down after posting a 79 percent fall in net profit in the third quarter, missing forecasts.

The main TAIEX index fell 23.88 points at 7,592.01, after opening 0.29 percent lower. Electronics shares lost 0.96 percent. TSMC

was off 2.24 percent while PC maker Quanta

shed 2.43 percent, after saying sales slipped 5.8 percent last month. Banking shares

however edged up 0.15 percent.

The Taiwan dollar

was up by T$0.109 to trade at T$29.293.

Foreign investors were net buyers on Monday, bringing their total buying to T$9 billion this month.

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