(RTTNews) – The Taiwan stock market on Friday halted the five-day winning streak in which it had jumped more than 640 points or 3.5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just beneath the 17,150-point plateau although it’s expected to find renewed support again on Monday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive in response to U.S. employment data and rising crude oil prices. The European and U.S. markets were up and the Asian bourses are tipped to open in similar fashion.
The TSE finished modestly lower on Friday following losses from the financial shares, technology stocks and cement companies.
For the day, the index dropped 98.79 points or 0.57 percent to finish at 17,147.41 after trading between 17,084.49 and 17,225.06.
Among the actives, Cathay Financial retreated 1.43 percent, while CTBC Financial slid 0.66 percent, Fubon Financial sank 0.95 percent, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company eased 0.17 percent, United Microelectronics Corporation plunged 3.64 percent, Hon Hai Precision advanced 0.90 percent, Largan Precision dropped 0.82 percent, Catcher Technology lost 0.55 percent, MediaTek shed 0.41 percent, Asia Cement skidded 0.77 percent, Taiwan Cement was down 0.76 percent and Delta Electronics, First Financial, E Sun Financial, Mega Financial and Formosa Plastic were