Taiwan's leading index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.5% month-on-month in March, following a 1.1% increase in February, a report by the region's Council for Economic Planning and Development said Monday. The leading index increased for the second consecutive month in March.

However, the six-month annualized six-months rate of change showed a fall of 13.8% in March compared to an 18.4% decline in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the coincident indicator rose 0.7% in March, after rising 0.5% in the previous month.

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