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Taiwan stocks dragged down by PC, chip makers; HTC falls

TAIPEI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks fell 1.28 percenton Thursday, underperforming regional bourses, with computermakers

and chip makersamong the biggest losers.HTCtumbled 6.93 percent after being limit down inthe previous session after disappointing third-quarter results.The main TAIEX index

fell 97.43 points to 7,494.58,after ending down 0.31 percent on Tuesday. The Taiwan market wasclosed on Wednesday for a holiday.

Chip makers TSMCand UMC

lost 2.3percent and 1.26 percent respectively, though both reportedrises in September sales.

Hon Hai

fell 2.6 percent, while Compal

shed 3.66 percent. Hon Hai posted an 8.5 percent rise in saleslast month and Compal a 10.2 percent gain.

The Taiwan dollarwas up by T$0.053 to trade atT$29.346.

Foreign investors were net buyers on Tuesday, bringing theirtotal buying to T$14 billion this month.

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