BRIEF-Budimex signs 125.0 mln zloty net deal for construction works
* SAYS THAT IT SIGNED DEAL WITH LC CORP INVEST XVII SP. Z O.O., UNIT OF LC CORP SA, WORTH 125.0 MILLION ZLOTY NET
TAIPEI, April 6 Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, in line with broader Asia, as worries lingered over trade relations ahead of a potentially tense meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the first between the two leaders. The main TAIEX index fell 0.6 percent, to 9,885.83 points as of 0312 GMT, after closing up 1.4 percent in the previous session, its biggest one-day percentage gain since November. The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.139 to T$30.520 per U.S. dollar. The electronics subindex fell 0.7 percent, while the financials subindex lost 0.4 percent. Hon Hai Precision Industry , the world's largest contract electronics maker, pulled back about 1 percent. It had rallied nearly 8 percent on Wednesday after clocking in a strong 30 percent year-on-year net profit growth for the fourth quarter of last year. Taipei has expressed concerns about the Trump-Xi meeting, which comes at a time when Taiwan is engaged in fresh arms sales talks with the United States, its sole arms supplier. Arms sales to Taiwan angers China, which regards the self-ruled island part of its territory and has never ruled out the use of force to take control of what it sees as a wayward province. (Reporting by J.R. Wu; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
LONDON, June 26 (IFR) - Barclays has appointed investment banker Kevin Wall as chief executive of its business in Ireland, as it gears up to potentially expand operations there due to Britain's departure from the European Union.