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Newsletter No008

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Newsletter No: 008

February 1, 2005

I. News and Events

1.Restrictions relaxed on strategic trading purposes by Specific Offshore Foreign Institutional Investors in Taiwan's securities borrowing and lending market
2.Amendment to the Criteria Governing the Offering and Issuance of Overseas Securities by Issuers
3.Amendments to the Criteria Governing Information to be Published in Annual Reports of Public Companies and the Criteria Governing Information to be Published in Public Offering and Issuance Prospectuses
4.Brokers Permitted to Deal in Foreign Bond Business
5.Amendment to the Rules Governing the Use of Proxies for Attendance at Shareholder Meetings of Public Companies
6.GreTai Securities Market and Reuters Collaborate to Compile a Taiwan Bond Index
7.Securities Investment Trust Enterprises Permitted to Exercise Voting Rights of Stock
8.Amendment to the Standards Governing Margin Purchase and Short Sale of Securities

II. Market Wrap-up

As of the end of December, 697 companies were listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, an increase of two over the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$5,058.08 billion, an increase of NT$6.9 billion over the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$989.1 billion, an increase of NT$708 billion over the preceding month.

As of the end of December, 466 companies were listed on the GreTai Securities Market, a increase of thirteen against the previous month. The total capital issued was NT$626.10 billion, a increase of NT$7.73 billion against the preceding month, and the market capitalization was NT$1,122.53 billion, a increase of NT$97.48 billion against the previous month.

In December, the trading value of shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was NT$1,390.07 billion, a decrease of NT$137.7 billion over November, while the trading volume was 59 billion, an decrease of 5.34 billion shares compared with November.

As of the end of December, the accumulated net inward remittance of foreign investors was US$80.1 billion, an increase of US$0.9 billion over November. There are currently 148 securities firms, 23 futures commission merchants, 45 securities investment trust enterprises and 218 securities investment consulting enterprises.

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