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Taiwan is a target for structured products

With most markets in the region down since the start of the year, Taiwan is becoming a popular theme for buyers of structured products.
With the promise of better cross-strait relations after the election of a new leadership and precious few bright spots elsewhere in Asia, investors are turning to Taiwan for the promise of strong returns.

Indeed, it is the only significant market in non-Japan Asia that has gained since the start of the year and the prospects for the rest of the year seem promising. To capitalise on this, banks up and down the street are now starting to structure participation certificates to track the market's rise.

In early June, Merrill Lynch launched a HK$700 million $90 million certificate programme linked to its Taiwan New Opportunities Index, which comprises a basket of stocks selected by its...
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