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Share prices close higher on local bourse

Share prices close higher on local bourse

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's share prices closed higher Thursday, with the weighted index, the market's key barometer, increasing 75.83 points, or 0.93 percent, to close at 8,188.11.
The local bourse opened at 8,155.17 and traded between 8,188.80 and 8,138.58 during the session.
A total of 5.85 billion shares changed hands on market turnover of NT$164.51 billion (US$5.14 billion).
All of the eight major stock categories gained ground, with banking and financial stocks gaining 1.3 percent, textile stocks advancing 1.1 percent, machinery and electronics issues surging 0.9 percent, and construction shares and plastics and chemicals both gaining 0.5 percent.
Foodstuff stocks advanced 0.4 percent, paper and pulp issues rose 0.2 percent and cement stocks gained 0.1 percent.
Gainers outnumbered losers 1,957 to 1,012, with 267 stocks remaining unchanged.
Foreign institutional investors were net sellers of NT$8.65 billion-worth of shares.
(By Maubo Chang)




Updated : 2021-07-24 01:22 GMT+08:00