Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Optoelectronic, Oil, Gas & Electricity and Plastic sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted rose 2.21%.

The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were National Aerospace Fasteners Corp (TW:3004), which rose 10.00% or 6.10 points to trade at 67.10 at the close. Meanwhile, General Interface Solution GIS Holding Ltd (TW:6456) added 9.93% or 8.50 points to end at 94.10 and Gold Circuit Electronics Ltd (TW:2368) was up 9.92% or 1.30 points to 14.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pal Wonn Taiwan Co Ltd (TW:2429), which fell 6.45% or 1.00 points to trade at 14.50 at the close. Bonny Worldwide Ltd (TW:8467) declined 3.35% or 1.20 points to end at 34.60 and Abocom Systems Inc (TW:2444) was down 2.73% or 0.60 points to 21.40.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 730 to 90 and 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in National Aerospace Fasteners Corp (TW:3004) rose to 52-week highs; up 10.00% or 6.10 to 67.10.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.54% or 0.74 to $48.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.38% or 0.79 to hit $57.85 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 5.15 to trade at $1290.95 a troy ounce.

USD/TWD was up 0.09% to 30.814, while TWD/CNY fell 0.29% to 0.2223.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 95.572.

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