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Taiwan stocks open up; biotech shares gain

TAIPEI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks rose 0.23 percent onMonday, with biotech and healthcare counters

the topgainers, up 1.33 percent.The main TAIEX indexrose 17.32 points to 7,707.97,after ending up 0.11 percent in the previous session.Electronics shareswere flat, while Mediatekgained 1.08 percent.Financial sharesadvanced 0.16 percent.The Taiwan dollarwas up by T$0.118 to trade atT$29.25.

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

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