TWSE launches website for smartphone users


TAIPEI — Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. (TWSE) said Friday it has launched a new website for smartphone users to provide trading information to a wider range of investors.

The smartphone-version website offers investors information on the broader market, individual stocks, margin trades and short sales, and moves by local and foreign institutional investors, along with the latest TWSE news and background on the exchange.

Broader market data will include up-to-the minute market movements, instant information about buying and selling orders, and trading statistics from the previous session, the exchange said.

For individual stocks, smartphone users will have access to a stock’s trading volume, trading value, and high and low price for the session, along with its opening and closing prices, the TWSE said.

In the institutional investor category, the new website provides information on net buying or selling by foreign and local institutional investors, including securities investment trust companies and proprietary securities firms, the TWSE said.

Local and foreign institutional investors’ holdings in the broader market and individual stocks and the rankings of net buyers and sellers are also disclosed on a daily basis, it said.

The TWSE said investors will also have access to day-to-day changes in margin and short sale positions for the broader market and individual stocks.

In addition to updated market information, the smartphone version website provides a detailed look at the TWSE’s history and the services it offers and gives users a way to contact the exchange.

Meanwhile, the exchange said that as of Feb. 6, the market’s capitalization totaled NT$22.22 trillion (US$751 billion), up NT$139.17 billion or 0.64 percent from the end of last week (Feb. 1).

The bourse’s final session was held on Feb. 6, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, which will start Feb. 9 and run through Feb. 17.

The market’s weighted index closed up 0.65 percent for the shortened trading week ending on Wednesday to close at 7,906.65.

According to the TWSE, the financial and insurance sub-index posted the largest gains by any sector for the week of 4.13 percent, with its market capitalization rising NT$117.11 billion to NT$2.96 trillion.

The exchange said the electronics distribution sub-index fell 3.23 percent for the week, the steepest decline of any sector. Its market capitalization fell NT$8.04 billion to NT$240.77 billion.