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Taiwan IT sales grow again, but clouds hang over bellwether

Signs of slowdown loom despite 9.7% gain in September

Taiwanese IT companies bolstered by iPhone demand led the sector's overall sales growth for September. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's information technology sector, a closely watched bellwether of the global market, showed a 9.7% year-on-year increase in revenues for September. But signs of a slowdown are emerging as trade tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate. 

At 1.22 trillion New Taiwan dollars ($39.5 billion), combined revenues at 19 key Taiwanese IT companies hit a record for a September. Growth continued for a seventh straight month.

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