* Jakarta COVID-19 curbs extended
* Malaysia's ruling coalition wins state election; reduces
* South Korea, Taiwan chipmakers rise after U.S tightens
to China's SMIC
Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Korean and Taiwanese stocks each
closed over 1% higher on Monday as investors priced in a boost
for their tech-focussed economies from tighter U.S. curbs on
China's biggest chipmaker, adding to a bright start to the week
for most Asian markets.
Data showing profits at Chinese industrial firms grew for a
fourth straight month underpinned stock markets in the region,
although the extension of export curbs on Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corp left
Shanghai's broad index marginally lower.
The dual-listed chipmaker's shares plunged more than 5% in
both Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Local chipmakers gained the most in Seoul, helping the
market rise 1.3% as the number of domestic COVID-19
infections fell to its lowest in nearly two