TAIPEI, March 28 Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday,
tracking Asian stocks, as investors tentatively took confidence
in U.S. President Trump's planned stimulus policies after his
setback in getting a healthcare reform bill passed.
The main TAIEX index rose 0.4 percent to 9,918.62
points as of 0115 GMT, after closing down 0.3 percent on Monday.
Taiwan stocks also took heart after the S&P 500 and
Dow Jones Industrial Average narrowed their losses
overnight from earlier in the session, and the Nasdaq
Taiwan's electronics subindex gained 0.5 percent,
leading the gains along with the construction index and
transportation index , both of which also rose more than
The financial subindex was down 0.1 percent.
Among actively traded shares, Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa
Plastics was up 0.2 percent.
The Taiwan dollar continued a firming streak to
strengthen T$0.100 against the U.S. dollar to T$30.150, as it
heads toward a strong T$30.00 level not seen since September
(Reporting by Jess Macy Yu; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)