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Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 12

TAIPEI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Following are news items and media 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, with the Chinese yuan to be used for clearing trades at some point in the future (Economic Daily, Commercial Times)

-- Taiwan will open more sectors to foreign and mainland Chinese investment and relax investment rules in the hi-tech and other sectors to attract more money to the island (Economic Daily, Commercial Times)

-- Q4 earnings at panel makers Chimei

and AU

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

-- Struggling chip maker Powerchip

has met with its creditor banks to ask them to postpone the sale of one of its plants while industry conditions remain poor (Commercial Times)

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1432.84 0.02% 0.280 USD/JPY 78.44 0.15% 0.120 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.6785 -- 0.010 SPOT GOLD 1768.44 0.01% 0.250 US CRUDE 92.52 0.49% 0.450 DOW JONES 13326.39 -0.14% -18.58 ASIA ADRS 118.58 1.00% 1.17

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

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