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Taiwan shares prices close up 0.51%; investors still cautious

TAIPEI -- Taiwan share prices closed up 0.51 percent yesterday, with dealers saying that the market momentum was slightly stronger than a day earlier, but investors remained cautious.

The weighted index closed 43.51 points higher, ending at 8,596.57, after rebounding from the day's low of 8,522.57, on turnover of NT$89.531 billion.

Cement stocks posted the biggest rise amongst the eight major stock sectors, ending up 2.6 percent.

A total of 1,789 stocks closed up, 2,120 finished down and 575 remained unchanged.

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