Taiwan stocks rise; Apple suppliers up

March 16, 2016 2:52 AM

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March 16 Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday, cheered by gains in Apple Inc's suppliers following the iPhone maker's strong rise on Wall Street overnight.

As of 0222 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.7 percent to 8,669.17, with the electronics subindex and financials subindex both up about 0.7 percent. The main index closed at 8,611.18 in the previous session.

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