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Newsletter No004

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Newsletter No: 004

October 1, 2004

I. News and Events

1.Financial Supervisory Commission sets up "Promoting Team of the Regional Financial Service Center"
2.Securities investment trust enterprises are permitted to acquire loans by placing mutual fund assets as a pledge
3.Approval of the trading of some foreign futures commodities
4.Loosening requirements of fund utilization
5.Streamlining recording of securities passbook

II. Market Wrap-up

As of the end of August, 678 companies were listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, an increase of two over the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$4,961.4 billion, an increase of NT$85.1 billion over the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$12,439.4 billion, an increase of NT$673 billion against the preceding month.

As of the end of August, 458 companies were listed on the GreTai Securities Market, a decrease of eight against the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$695.5 billion, an increase of NT$15.5 billion against the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$1,242.8 billion, an increase of NT$32.4 billion against the previous month.

In August, the trading value of shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was NT$1,241.2 billion, an increase of NT$76 billion against July, while the trading volume was 51.9 billion shares, an increase of 3.79 billions shares compared with July.

As of the end of August, the accumulated net inward remittance of foreign investors was US$72 billion, an increase of US$705 million against July. There are currently 149 securities firms, 23 futures commission merchants,

45 securities investment trust enterprises and 215 securities investment consulting enterprises.

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