TAIPEI Dec 15 Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday
after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates for the
first time in a year and signalled a faster pace of increases in
The main TAIEX index fell 0.4 percent to 9,333.20
points as of 0125 GMT after closing at 9,368.52 points in the
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) led
technology heavyweights lower and dragged down the electronics
subindex by 0.5 percent. TSMC, the world's top contract
chip maker, shed 1.3 percent.
The financials subindex gained 0.4 percent.
The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.095 to T$31.898 per
(Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)