TAIPEI Jan 3 Taiwan stocks began 2017 with a
small gain on Tuesday, extending momentum from the previous
session, with tech companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co (TSMC) leading the way.
The main TAIEX index was 0.2 percent higher at
9,268.46 as of 0225 GMT, with the electronics subindex
up 0.2 percent while the financials subindex fell 0.4
On Friday, the index rose about 1 percent, closing 2016 with
an 11 percent jump.
Among the most actively traded stocks, TSMC, the world's top
contract chip maker, was up 0.8 percent.
Innolux Corp and AU Optronics Corp,
Taiwan's biggest flat panel makers, advanced more than 2 percent
The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.027 to T$32.306 per
(Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)