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Newsletter No005

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Newsletter No: 005

November 1, 2004

I. News and Events

1.Taiwan Futures Exchange launched 15 equity options
2.Taiwan stock market was reclassified by FTSE Group on the watch list for developed markets
3.The 10th anniversary of the GreTai Securities Market

II. Market Wrap-up

As of the end of September, 686 companies were listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, an increase of eight over the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$5,027.1 billion, an increase of NT$65.7 billion over the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$12,866.9 billion, an increase of NT$427.5 billion over the preceding month.

As of the end of September, 454 companies were listed on the GreTai Securities Market, a decrease of four against the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$645.1 billion, a decrease of NT$50.4 billion against the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$1,113.4 billion, a decrease of NT$129.3 billion against the previous month.

In September, the trading value of shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was NT$1,730.8 billion, an increase of NT$489.7 billion over August, while the trading volume was 74.8 billion shares, an increase of 22.9 billion shares compared with August.

As of the end of September, the accumulated net inward remittance of foreign investors was US$72.7 billion, an increase of US$700 million over August. There are currently 149 securities firms, 23 futures commission merchants, 45 securities investment trust enterprises and 217 securities investment consulting enterprises.

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