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Taiwan dlr rises nearly 2 pct, but ends lower

TAIPEI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Taiwan dollar rose 1.97 percent to a 13-year intraday high on Wednesday amid continued foreign fund inflows, but intervention seen by the central bank erased the gains at the close. At around 0753 GMT, the local currency jumped T$0.60 to T$29.85, a level not seen since late 1997. It was also among the most-outperforming currencies in Asia. (For a snapshot of Asian currencies, click) At the closing bell, the Taiwan dollar finished lower at T$30.5, as the central bank stepped in to shore up the greenback, some dealers asid. (Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Chris Lewis) ((Reuters messaging faith.hung.reuters.com@reuters.net; email faith.hung@thomsonreuters.com; +886 2 2508 0815)) ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKETS: Pan-Asia...... Japan........ S.Korea.... S.E.

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