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Taiwan stocks weighed by HTC, TSMC, Hon Hai

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TAIPEI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks ended 1.85 percentlower on Thursday, underperforming other regional bourses andpulled down by heavyweights HTC

, TSMC, andHon Hai

on concerns over the global demand outlook.

The main TAIEX index

fell 140.29 points to 7,451.72,after opening down 1.28 percent.

Computer makers

were among the biggest losers, withCompallosing 6.7 percent. The company posted a 10.2percent gain in sales last month.

HTC was limit-down for the second consecutive session afterdisappointing third-quarter results.

TSMC shed 1.84 percent, while Hon Hai tumbled 3.7 percent,though both reported rises in September sales.

The Taiwan dollarwas up by T$0.101 to trade atT$29.298.

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

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