Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Optoelectronic, Other Electronic and Semiconductor sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.66%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Microelectronics Technology Inc (TW:2314), which rose 9.85% or 2.00 points to trade at 22.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Radiant Opto-Electronics Corp (TW:6176) added 8.59% or 6.80 points to end at 86.00 and Apex Biotechnology Corp (TW:1733) was up 6.86% or 2.00 points to 31.15 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519), which fell 9.82% or 0.44 points to trade at 4.04 at the close. Airtac International Group (TW:1590) declined 8.84% or 31.00 points to end at 319.50 and Rexon Industrial Corp Ltd (TW:1515) was down 8.45% or 6.30 points to 68.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 442 to 348 and 121 ended unchanged.
Shares in Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519) fell to all time lows; falling 9.82% or 0.44 to 4.04.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.45% or 0.21 to $46.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.57% or 0.32 to hit $56.58 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.65 to trade at $1254.25 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was down 0.15% to 30.766, while TWD/CNY rose 0.13% to 0.2236.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.338.