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Prices flat on Taipei bourse

Prices flat on Taipei bourse

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's share prices finished slightly higher Wednesday, with the weighted index, the market's key barometer, edging up 2.18 points to close at 4,591.22.
Finishing higher for the second consecutive day, the local bourse opened at the day's high of 4,627.98 and reached a low of 4,537.52. A total of 3.32 billion shares changed hands on market turnover of NT$53.1 billion (US$1.62 billion).
Five of the eight major stock categories gained ground, with foodstuff issues moving up the most at 0.77 percent. Cement stocks rose 0.51 percent, machinery and electronics shares were up 0.42 percent, construction issues increased 0.22 percent, and paper and pulp issues advanced 0.02 percent.
The three other major stock categories lost ground, with plastic and chemical shares moving down the most at 1.33 percent. Textile stocks declined 0.5 percent, and banking and financial shares were down 0.01 percent.
Losers outnumbered gainers 887 to 648, with 310 stocks remaining unchanged.
Foreign investors were net sellers of shares worth NT$1.04 billion.
(By Nick Huang)




Updated : 2021-06-21 22:28 GMT+08:00