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Newsletter No: 006

December 1, 2004

I. News and Events

1.Chairperson Jaw-Sheng Kong led a delegation to attend High-Level Conference by IOSCO Technical Committee in New York
2.Dr. Rebecca Chung-Fern Wu delivered a speech in "The 6th Asia Corporate Governance Roundtable" held by OECD
3.The 2nd Taipei Corporate Governance Forum( 2nd TAICGOF)
4.Implementation of "Securities Investment Trust and Consulting Law"
5.Stipulating "Best Practices for Managing Risk of Securities Firms"
6.Allowing 5-day unlimited price variation for newly listed stocks
7.Shortening the minimum tick size in the securities market
8.Increasing the varieties of margin collaterals for the stock options contracts
9.Revision of "Standards Governing the Establishment of Futures Advisory Enterprises" and "Regulations Governing Futures Advisory Enterprises"
10.Taiwan Stock Exchange hosted the Working Committee Meeting of East Asian and Oceanic Stock Exchanges Federation (EAOSEF)
11.Taiwan Stock Exchange hosted the 2nd Asia/Oceania CCP Meeting
12.Book-Entry For Underlying Stocks of Equity Options As Margin Requirement
13Four Major Funds To Be Participants of TSCD

II. Market Wrap-up

As of the end of October, 686 companies were listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the same as the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$5,032.6 billion, an increase of NT$5.5 billion over the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$12,709.7 billion, a decrease of NT$157.2 billion against the preceding month.

As of the end of October, 456 companies were listed on the GreTai Securities Market, an increase of two over the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$629.9 billion, a decrease of NT$15.2 billion against the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$1,127.7 billion, an increase of NT$14.3 billion over the previous month.

In October, the trading value of shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was NT$1,637.2 billion, a decrease of NT$93.6 billion against September, while the trading volume was 71.5 billion shares, a decrease of 3.3 billion shares compared with September.

As of the end of October, the accumulated net inward remittance of foreign investors was US$75.1 billion, an increase of US$2.4 billion over September. There are currently 147 securities firms, 23 futures commission merchants, 45 securities investment trust enterprises and 217 securities investment consulting enterprises.

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