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Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 11

TAIPEI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Following are news items andmedia 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 upbranches in China or take up mutual stakes in Chinese banks nextyear. (Economic Daily)

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

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHGS&P 5001432.56 -0.62% -8.920USD/JPY78.09 -0.1% -0.08010-YR US TSY YLD1.6785 -- -0.002SPOT GOLD1758.99 -0.17% -2.950US CRUDE91.12 -0.14% -0.130DOW JONES13344.97 -0.95% -128.56ASIA ADRS117.41 -0.60% -0.71

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TAIWAN ADRSCOMPANY RIC PCT CHANGETSMC-1.56UMC-1.45Advanced Semi Engineering-0.53AU Optronics-0.59Chunghwa Telecom-0.10Siliconware-1.14Philadelpia semicon index-1.36

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