Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Biotech&Medical Care, Semiconductor and Transport sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.31%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Swancor Holding Co Ltd (TW:3708), which rose 10.00% or 7.00 points to trade at 77.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519) added 9.98% or 0.50 points to end at 5.51 and Casetek Holdings Ltd (TW:5264) was up 9.97% or 4.35 points to 48.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Genesis Photonics Inc (TW:3383), which fell 5.10% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.86 at the close. Eclat Textile Co Ltd (TW:1476) declined 3.92% or 14.00 points to end at 343.00 and Universal Microelectronics Co Ltd (TW:2413) was down 3.56% or 0.90 points to 24.40.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 444 to 321 and 147 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.55% or 0.29 to $52.33 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.59% or 0.36 to hit $60.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 3.95 to trade at $1280.05 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.22% to 30.910, while TWD/CNY fell 0.11% to 0.2197.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.843.