TAIPEI, May 10 Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday,
tracking broader Asia, but was shy of a key 10,000 level
breached in the previous session, their first in two years.
Asian shares edged up for a third consecutive day on
Wednesday as investors focused on strong corporate earnings,
with the MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
adding 0.2 percent.
The main TAIEX index rose 0.2 percent to 9,938.45
points as of 0420 GMT, after closing down 0.2 percent on
The semiconductor subindex gained 0.5 percent, while
the electronic subindex added 0.4 percent.
The financial subindex was down 0.1 percent.
Among actively traded shares, consumer electronics company
HTC Corp rose 9.7 percent, helped by
better-than-expected gross margin, despite posting a quarterly
The Taiwan dollar strengthened T$0.006 to T$30.252
against the U.S. dollar.
(Reporting by Jess Macy Yu; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)