The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE; ) is a
financial institution Financial institutions, sometimes called banking institutions, are business entities that provide services as intermediaries for different types of financial monetary transactions. Broadly speaking, there are three major types of financial inst ...
, located in
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, in
Taipei Taipei (), officially Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Located in Northern Taiwan, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City that sits about southwest of the ...
Taiwan Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a Country, country in East Asia, at the junction of the East China Sea, East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the n ...
. The TWSE was established in 1961 and began operating as a
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on 9 February 1962. It is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Commission. As of 31 December 2013, the Taiwan Stock Exchange had 809 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of NT$ 24,519,622 million. The exchange broadcasts before-hour information from 7:40 to 8:40. Then it has normal trading sessions from 09:00 to 13:45 and fixed price post-market sessions from 14:00 to 15:00 on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the exchange in advance.


The current chairman of the TWSE is Hsu Jan-yau. The President is Lee Chi-hsien.


The Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) is the
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that measures the aggregate performance of listed stocks on TWSE; it is the most prominent and most frequently quoted index of stock performance of Taiwanese public companies.

See also

* Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index * List of companies in Taiwan * List of Asian stock exchanges *
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External links

* Financial services companies established in 1961 1961 establishments in Taiwan Economy of Taiwan Stock exchanges in Asia * Finance in Taiwan {{Taiwan-stub