Taiwan shares higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 1.33%

Taiwan shares higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 1.33%

Investing.com  | Mar 06, 2018 08:35

Taiwan shares higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 1.33%

Investing.com – Taiwan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Semiconductor, Oil, Gas & Electricity and Electronics sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted rose 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Ji-Haw Industrial Co Ltd (TW:3011), which rose 10.00% or 0.77 points to trade at 8.47 at the close. Crowell Development Corp (TW:2528) added 10.00% or 1.75 points to end at 19.25 and Tah Tong Textile Co Ltd (TW:1441) was up 9.99% or 0.89 points to 9.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sintronic Technology Inc (TW:3536), which lost 7.42% or 1.25 points to trade at 15.60 in late trade. Enlight Corp (TW:2438) declined 4.21% or 0.45 points to end at 10.25 and Evertex Fabrinology Ltd (TW:1470) shed 3.33% or 0.60 points to 17.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 530 to 253 and 132 ended unchanged on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $62.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $65.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 3.50 to trade at $1323.40 a troy ounce.

USD/TWD was up 0.10% to 29.301, while TWD/CNY fell 0.05% to 0.2170.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 89.94.

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