Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Auto, Construction and Semiconductor sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.05% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519), which rose 9.88% or 0.41 points to trade at 4.56 at the close. Meanwhile, Fortune Electric Co Ltd (TW:1519) added 7.25% or 1.40 points to end at 20.70 and Tri Ocean Textile Co Ltd (TW:1472) was up 7.14% or 2.10 points to 31.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Arcadyan Technology Corp (TW:3596), which fell 7.89% or 6.90 points to trade at 80.50 at the close. Mercuries Data Systems Ltd (TW:2427) declined 7.83% or 0.85 points to end at 10.00 and Gold Circuit Electronics Ltd (TW:2368) was down 5.76% or 0.80 points to 13.10.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 509 to 290 and 111 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.85% or 0.46 to $53.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.99% or 0.62 to hit $62.12 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 3.95 to trade at $1278.65 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.05% to 30.901, while TWD/CNY rose 0.25% to 0.2203.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.067.