– Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Electronic Parts/Components, Biotech&Medical Care and Electricity sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted rose 0.58%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Phytohealth Corp (TW:4108), which rose 9.93% or 2.15 points to trade at 23.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Hotel Holiday Garden (TW:2702) added 9.93% or 2.00 points to end at 22.15 and Apex International Co Ltd (TW:4927) was up 9.90% or 2.50 points to 27.75 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Career Technology MFG Co Ltd (TW:6153), which fell 8.98% or 5.20 points to trade at 52.70 at the close. Gem Terminal Industry Co Ltd (TW:2460) declined 3.89% or 0.55 points to end at 13.60 and Crowell Development Corp (TW:2528) was down 3.81% or 0.60 points to 15.15.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 583 to 224 and 105 ended unchanged.
Shares in Hotel Holiday Garden (TW:2702) rose to 5-year highs; up 9.93% or 2.00 to 22.15. Shares in Apex International Co Ltd (TW:4927) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.90% or 2.50 to 27.75.
Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.45% or 0.32 to $70.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.62% or 1.19 to hit $74.59 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1243.90 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was down 0.35% to 30.547, while TWD/CNY rose 0.23% to 0.2184.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.47.