Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil, Gas&Electricity, Optoelectronic and Machinery sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted gained 1.83%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Airtac International Group (TW:1590), which rose 9.93% or 29.00 points to trade at 321.00 at the close. Meanwhile, RichWave Technology Corp (TW:4968) added 9.85% or 4.50 points to end at 50.20 and Leadtek Research Inc (TW:2465) was up 9.66% or 1.00 points to 11.35 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Unimicron Technology Corp (TW:3037), which fell 9.82% or 2.40 points to trade at 22.05 at the close. Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519) declined 5.14% or 0.13 points to end at 2.40 and Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp (TW:8046) was down 4.83% or 1.70 points to 33.50.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 662 to 161 and 92 ended unchanged.
Shares in Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519) fell to all time lows; down 5.14% or 0.13 to 2.40.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.23% or 0.61 to $50.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.12% or 0.66 to hit $59.38 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 2.15 to trade at $1283.75 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was down 0.06% to 30.819, while TWD/CNY fell 0.04% to 0.2219.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.360.