Taiwan stocks higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 0.50%

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Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Semiconductor and Oil, Gas & Electricity sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.50% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Jui Li Enterprise Co Ltd (TW:1512), which rose 10.00% or 1.35 points to trade at 14.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Epileds Technologies Inc (TW:4956) added 9.88% or 2.10 points to end at 23.35 and Lextar Electronics Corp (TW:3698) was up 9.88% or 2.05 points to 22.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Young Optics Inc (TW:3504), which fell 7.89% or 4.80 points to trade at 56.00 at the close. Nien Made Enterprise Co Ltd (TW:8464) declined 5.81% or 18.00 points to end at 292.00 and Chicony Power Technology Co Ltd (TW:6412) was down 5.31% or 3.80 points to 67.70.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 391 to 359 and 129 ended unchanged.

Shares in Lextar Electronics Corp (TW:3698) rose to 52-week highs; rising 9.88% or 2.05 to 22.80.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.03% or 0.02 to $57.33 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $64.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.07 to trade at $1279.53 a troy ounce.

USD/TWD was down 0.17% to 30.148, while TWD/CNY fell 0.14% to 0.2198.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.69.

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