US$17.46 billion evaporates from stock market amid protests

  • 24 March, 2014
  • Editor

The benchmark index of the Taiwan Stock Exchange plummeted by a total of 154 points last week, causing share losses of US$17.46 billion. That’s the word from the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Monday.

The FSC said European, US, and Asian stock markets were mostly stable, so the fundamentals of Taiwan’s stock market were fairly good. However, the commission said, the occupation of Taiwan’s legislature by protesters has seriously impacted the stability of the domestic stock market.

The FSC urged the protesters to express their opinions in a calm and peaceful manner for the sake of financial and stock market stability.


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