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Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 11

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

TAIPEI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market.

REUTERS HEADLINES > Hon Hai Sept sales up 8.5 pct on year

> TSMC says Sept sales up 30.3 pct on year

> UMC Sept sales rise 11.5 pct on year

> Compal Sept sales rise 10.2 pct on year

> Lenovo knocks HP off top of global PC market

> Microsoft CEO sees company being more like Apple

> U.S. sets steep duties on Chinese solar panels

> Reuters global markets roundup

MEDIA REPORTS

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-- Banking regulator said five Taiwanese banks will set up branches in China or take up mutual stakes in Chinese banks next year. (Economic Daily)

-- Economic Minister Shih Yen-shiang said the government will study further relaxing restrictions on Chinese money investing in industries such as panels and DRAM chips. (Commercial Times)

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1432.56 -0.62% -8.920 USD/JPY 78.09 -0.1% -0.080 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.6785 -- -0.002 SPOT GOLD 1758.99 -0.17% -2.950 US CRUDE 91.12 -0.14% -0.130 DOW JONES 13344.97 -0.95% -128.56 ASIA ADRS 117.41 -0.60% -0.71

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TAIWAN ADRS COMPANY RIC PCT CHANGE TSMC -1.56 UMC -1.45 Advanced Semi Engineering -0.53 AU Optronics -0.59 Chunghwa Telecom -0.10 Siliconware -1.14 Philadelpia semicon index -1.36

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