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Asia Top News and Analysis Taiwan

  • AMSTERDAM-- World stock markets mostly declined Tuesday against a backdrop of worries about global economic growth and Europe's debt crisis. Meanwhile, comments by the International Monetary Fund on the global economy "provide a gloomy backdrop" for the day, said Monument Securities analyst Marc Ostwald.

  • *United Spirits surges on hopes for Diageo deal. MUMBAI, Oct 9- Indian shares recovered on Tuesday from two previous sessions of losses as dented stocks such as Infosys rose, while private banks such as ICICI Bank gained on hopes their quarterly earnings would prove resilient.

  • A day before, the World Bank issued a warning about a slackening expansion in Asia. Britain's FTSE 100 fell more than 0.2 percent to 5,827.72. The picture was not as bleak in Asia, where stock market performance was mixed.

  • Oct 09- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Taiwan- based Far Eastern International Bank's ratings, including its Long-Term Issuer Default Rating of' BBB-' with Stable Outlook. A full rating breakdown is provided at the end of this commentary.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- The table below shows the daily net trading in Taiwan stocks by three major categories of institutional investors, in millions of Taiwan dollars. A negative figure indicates net selling.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- Taiwan's Compal Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 contract laptop PC maker, said on Tuesday that September sales rose 10.2 percent to T $59.27 billion from a year earlier.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan-- Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China. Defense Ministry spokesman David Lo said Tuesday that Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures to show sensitive facilities.

  • TAIPEI/ SINGAPORE, October 09 Fitch Ratings has affirmed Taiwan- based Taichung Commercial Bank's ratings, including Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings at' BB+' with Stable Outlook. A full rating breakdown is detailed below.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- Taiwan's UMC, the world's No.2 contract chipmaker, said on Tuesday its September sales rose 11.5 percent from a year earlier, but dipped from August. United Microelectronics Corp had sales of T $9.11 billion last month, compared with T $8.18 billion in the same month last year and T $9.8 billion in August, the company said on its website.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday, with miners boosted by a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- 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. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- TSMC, the world's biggest contract chip maker, said on Tuesday that unconsolidated sales in September rose 30.3 percent from a year earlier, though they fell back from August.

  • TAIPEI/ HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, October 09 Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Taishin Financial Holdings Company and its subsidiaries, Taishin International Bank and Taishin Securities Co., Ltd. The Outlooks are all Stable.

  • Stock markets gains in Asia came despite the International Monetary Fund cutting its forecast for global economic growth, just a day after the World Bank issued a warning about a slackening expansion in Asia. "Asia has grown nearly 32 in the four years since Lehman Brothers collapsed," analysts at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore said in a market commentary. "

  • BANGKOK, Oct 9- Following is some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market. SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off record STOCKS TO WATCH-- POLYPLEX PCL.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- Taiwan stocks traded flat after a fall at the opening on Tuesday, while HTC. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.113 to trade at T $29.289. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, oil falter on view on China economy. STOCK TO WATCH- ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP INC. Shares of conglomerate Alliance Global, which have risen sharply over the past month, could reverse, technical charts suggest.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 9- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. REUTERS HEADLINES> Taiwan exports return to growth in Sept. >Intel's McAfee security plans layoffs.

  • SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off record STOCKS TO WATCH-- DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. -Southeast Asia's largest bank DBS said on Monday this year it will be holding its board meeting in Taiwan for the first time, in a move aimed at underscoring the importance of the market to the bank.