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Success in containing the coronavirus pandemic has helped Taiwan's economy -- and its stock market -- stay healthy.   © Reuters
Market Spotlight

Taiwanese flock to stocks as economy shrugs off pandemic

COVID containment and strong tech exports push trading volume to record high

LAULY LI and CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writers | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Ever since scoring a 200% return on investment last year, Robert Hou has been looking for the right time to pick up more shares on the Taiwanese stock market.

In March 2020, the 65-year-old retired trading company manager bought stock in Wan Hai Lines, a leading Taiwanese container shipping company, when it dropped to a six-year-low of 13 New Taiwan dollars. Months later, he sold them for NT$39 each.

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