Taiwan stocks rise
Taiwan stocks ended up 0.7 percent on Friday, supported by tech shares and banks. The main TAIEX index climbed 51.73 points to 7,918.61, as the heavily weighted electronics subindex rose 0.6 percent. Financial shares edged up 0.3 percent after the central bank left policy rates unchanged for a seventh consecutive quarter on Thursday. The Taiwan dollar jumped T$0.074 to stand at T$29.866 to the US dollar.
Copyright Reuters, 2013