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

TAIPEI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks fell 1.28 percent on Thursday, underperforming regional bourses, with computer makers

and chip makers among the biggest losers. HTC tumbled 6.93 percent after being limit down in the 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 was closed on Wednesday for a holiday.

Chip makers TSMC and UMC

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

Hon Hai

fell 2.6 percent, while Compal

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

The Taiwan dollar was up by T$0.053 to trade at T$29.346.

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

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