TAIPEI Oct 7 Taiwan stocks fell on Friday,
following declines in some regional bourses, but smartphone
maker HTC Corp jumped on solid monthly sales.
The main TAIEX index was down 0.2 percent at
9,262.45 as of 0155 GMT after closing 0.1 percent higher in the
The electronics subindex sank 0.4 percent, while the
financials subindex lost 0.5 percent.
HTC rose 3 percent after the company said September sales
rose 31.35 percent on year.
The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.043 to T$31.446 per
Asian shares dipped but held not far from the 14-month high
touched last month ahead of the U.S. jobs report later in the
(Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)