Taiwan stocks fall

Taiwan stocks fell 0.3 percent on Wednesday, joining other regional bourses in declines, with HTC trading 3 percent lower after Reuters reported the struggling smartphone maker is facing supply constraints on its latest model. At 0220 GMT, the main TAIEX index had slipped to 8,274.46 points, retreating from a flat close in the prior session.

The broader electronics sub-index was 0.6 percent lower, while semiconductor stocks were down 1 percent. TSMC, the world's No 1 contract chip maker and the most heavy-weighted stock, dropped 2 percent. The Taiwan dollar was up by T$0.045 to stand at T$29.587 to the US dollar.

Copyright Reuters, 2013