TAIPEI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks rose 1 percent on Thursday, led by gains in banks and technology exporters, as investors chose to take a historic hike in U.S. interest rates as a mark of confidence in the world’s biggest economy.
As of 1:12 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.96 percent at 8,262.91, after closing 1.4 percent higher at 8,184.66 in the previous session.
The electronics subindex jumped 1 percent, while the financials subindex gained 1.6 percent.
The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.126 to T$32.824 per U.S. dollar. (Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)