Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Optoelectronic, Semiconductor and Machinery sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted gained 0.40%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519), which rose 9.91% or 0.22 points to trade at 2.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Favite Inc (TW:3535) added 9.84% or 1.55 points to end at 17.30 and Taiwan Paiho Ltd (TW:9938) was up 9.36% or 5.00 points to 58.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Silergy Corp (TW:6415), which fell 7.77% or 37.50 points to trade at 445.00 at the close. Bonny Worldwide Ltd (TW:8467) declined 5.88% or 1.90 points to end at 30.40 and Chainqui Construction Development Co Ltd (TW:2509) was down 5.84% or 1.80 points to 29.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 485 to 302 and 131 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.10% or 0.05 to $52.54 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.24% or 0.15 to hit $61.53 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 4.95 to trade at $1292.35 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.05% to 30.801, while TWD/CNY fell 0.43% to 0.2193.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.002.