Taiwan shares ended lower to fall back below the 9,300-point mark on Monday amid new uncertainty over the United States presidential election, dealers said.
The market's benchmark index, the Taiex, fell more than 100 points in the first half hour after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it was taking a fresh look at Hillary Clinton's e-mail use, narrowing her lead in the race.
But the Taiex later rebounded thanks to stable trading in large-cap stocks but could not quite get back to the previous session's close.
It ended down 16.8 points, or 0.18 percent, at 9,290.12, after moving between 9,194.48 and 9,314.34, on turnover of NT$58.94 billion (US$1.87 billion).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Co. (???), the most heavily weighted stock in Taiwan, fell 0.53 percent to close at NT$188.5, while Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (??), an assembler of iPhones and iPads, grew 0.59 percent to end at NT$85.3.
Some other weighted stocks, including metal casing producer Catcher Technology Co. (??) and Cathay Financial Holdings (???) also recorded gains during trading on Monday.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel