Taiwan Bourse May Give Up Support At 16,000 Points

(RTTNews) - The Taiwan stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day losing streak in which it had stumbled more than 150 points or 1 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just beneath the 16,290-point plateau and it may tick lower again on Monday.

The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower on concerns about the coronavirus and uncertainty about additional stimulus. The European markets were slightly lower and the U.S. bourses were mixed and the Asian markets figure to split the difference.

The TSE finished modestly lower on Friday following losses from the financial shares and cement companies, while the technology stocks were mixed with some volatility.

For the day, the index dropped 134.77 points or 0.83 percent to finish at 16,019.03 after trading between 15,973.02 and 16,138.04.

Among the actives, Cathay Financial dipped 0.25 percent, while Mega Financial fell 0.35 percent, CTBC Financial slid 0.26 percent, Fubon Financial rose 0.11 percent, First Financial shed 0.49 percent, E Sun Financial sank 0.82 percent, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company plunged 3.57 percent, United Microelectronics Corporation soared 4.63 percent, Hon Hai Precision spiked 3.85 percent, Largan Precision rallied 4.07 percent, Catcher Technology advanced 0.99 percent, MediaTek tumbled 1.82 percent, Formosa Plastic declined 0.88 percent, Asia Cement lost 0.73 percent and Taiwan Cement retreated 0.49 percent.
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