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TAIWAN DAYBOOK: September Export-Order Growth; Mainland Talks

October 19, 2011

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan’s export-order growth may have slowed to 3.46 percent last month from 5.26 percent in August, according to the median estimate of 11 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

The increase in August was the slowest since October 2009, as Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis, elevated U.S. unemployment and monetary tightening in China clouded the outlook for Taiwan’s overseas sales of semiconductors and flat-panel TVs.

The island’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is scheduled to release the data at 4 p.m. in Taipei.

--Janet Ong. Editor: Joshua Fellman

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