Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , Plastic and Chemical sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted lost 0.49%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Green Energy Technology Inc (TW:3519), which rose 9.87% or 0.45 points to trade at 5.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Pal Wonn Taiwan Co Ltd (TW:2429) added 9.85% or 1.35 points to end at 15.05 and Genesis Photonics Inc (TW:3383) was up 7.10% or 0.13 points to 1.96 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Casetek Holdings Ltd (TW:5264), which fell 5.31% or 2.45 points to trade at 43.65 at the close. Rectron Ltd (TW:2302) declined 4.88% or 0.50 points to end at 9.75 and Nien Made Enterprise Co Ltd (TW:8464) was down 4.01% or 11.00 points to 263.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 426 to 359 and 130 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.45% or 0.24 to $53.25 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.49% or 0.30 to hit $61.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1283.25 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.08% to 30.914, while TWD/CNY fell 0.34% to 0.2195.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 95.958.