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Taiwan stocks gain; chip, LCD makers top

TAIPEI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks rose 0.15 percent on Friday, lifted by chip makers

and LCD makers , up 0.78 percent and 0.7 percent respectively.

The main TAIEX index

rose 11.71 points to 7,694.03, after ending flat in the previous session. Electronics shares gained 0.42 percent, with Mediatek rising 2.51 percent after a report that it posted better than expected September sales. Banking shares edged up 0.14 percent. The Taiwan dollar was up own by T$0.121 to trade at T$29.267.

Foreign investors were net buyers on Thursday, bringing their total buying to T$7.7 billion this month.

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(Reporting by Jonathan Standing)

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