Taiwan shares lower at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted down 0.26%
Investing.com – Taiwan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the , Optoelectronic and Cement sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted lost 0.26%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Lite-On Semi (TW: 5305 ), which rose 9.94% or 2.60 points to trade at 28.75 at the close. Chia Her Industrial (TW: 1449 ) added 9.86% or 0.41 points to end at 4.57 and Adlink Tech (TW: 6166 ) was up 9.79% or 6.40 points to 71.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included I-Hwa Industrial Co Ltd (TW: 1456 ), which lost 7.44% or 1.15 points to trade at 14.30 in late trade. Hiyes International Co Ltd (TW: 2348 ) declined 6.23% or 1.20 points to end at 18.05 and Evertex (TW: 1470 ) shed 4.62% or 0.90 points to 18.60.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 450 to 307 and 117 ended unchanged on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.96% or 0.49 to $51.57 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.02% or 0.55 to hit $54.47 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.90% or 10.85 to trade at $1201.25 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.04% to 31.607, while TWD/CNY rose 0.51% to 0.2168.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.09% at 101.22.
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