TAIPEI, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Taiwan stocks rose on Friday in
the last trading day of the year, with the main index looking
set to post an annual gain of just over 10 percent,
outperforming most of its Asian peers.
The day’s gains came as the government said it would halve
the transaction tax on day trades in local shares, in a bid to
bolster thin trading in the island’s stock market.
Taiwan’s financial markets will be shut on Monday for the
New Year holiday weekend. They resume trade on T