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TAIPEI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Following are news items andmedia reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market.

REUTERS HEADLINES> AMD warns of revenue drop as PC demand crumbles

> Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphones

> Sprint in talks on sale to Japan's Softbank

> Reuters global markets roundup

MEDIA REPORTS

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-- Taiwan's cabinet is considering setting up a market for"T shares" to allow Chinese firms to list on the island, withthe Chinese yuan to be used for clearing trades at some point inthe future (Economic Daily, Commercial Times)

-- Taiwan will open more sectors to foreign and mainlandChinese investment and relax investment rules in the hi-tech andother sectors to attract more money to the island (EconomicDaily, Commercial Times)

-- Q4 earnings at panel makers Chimei

and AU

may rise after a good October holiday sales season inChina and with the European and U.S. peak year-end seasonsapproaching (Economic Daily)

-- Struggling chip maker Powerchip

has met withits creditor banks to ask them to postpone the sale of one ofits plants while industry conditions remain poor (CommercialTimes)

----------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 0039 GMT ------------

INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHGS&P 5001432.84 0.02% 0.280USD/JPY78.44 0.15% 0.12010-YR US TSY YLD1.6785 -- 0.010SPOT GOLD1768.44 0.01% 0.250US CRUDE92.52 0.49% 0.450DOW JONES13326.39 -0.14% -18.58ASIA ADRS118.58 1.00% 1.17

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TAIWAN ADRSCOMPANY RIC PCT CHANGETSMC-0.60UMC-0.49Advanced Semi Engineering+0.81AU Optronics+2.69Chunghwa Telecom+0.25Siliconware+3.07Philadelpia semicon index+0.17

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